Social Justice Archives October 2018

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Social justice editor, Robyn De Leon, sat down with junior studio arts and psychology double major Rachael Moreno to talk about her thoughts on art and activism as well as to get a sneak peak on what sort of projects she’s working on now.

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Dr. Bryant Keith Alexander, the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, gave a talk about his new book “Performing Black Masculinity: Race, Culture, and Queer Identity" on Oct. 16. The book is a collection of essays from multiple authors, and focuses on their research about the i…

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News broke that the Trump administration is moving towards establishing a legal definition of gender that excludes the transgender community on Sunday, Oct. 21. The New York Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services is pushing to define gender as “either male or female,…

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Art is not just art. Art can also be a form of activism. Art can be an outlet for representation, for the voiceless to express their grievances, for cultures to celebrate their traditions and so much more in a society that often times belittles both art and activism separately.

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," is the quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. that opened the panel: Injustice and justice are not terms and topics just saved for the courts of law.

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World Mental Health Day aims to provide a better understanding of what mental health is to people and communities that may not be familiar with the complexities, the day was celebrated Oct. 8. According to the World Health Organization, the objective of the day is to “[raise] awareness of me…

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After the disappointing results of the Kavanaugh hearing, the nation is divided yet again over a new Twitter hashtag: #HimToo. Although #HimToo began as a way to recognize male survivors of sexual assault, Kavanaugh’s confirmation has pitted the hashtag against its obvious opponent: #MeToo. …

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Rebeca Acevedo, chair of modern languages and literature professor, and Nobuko Miyamoto, founder of the cultural organization Great Leap, brought a taste of FandangOban to LMU with a workshop that previewed the main event occurring on Oct. 7. FandangObon is a festival that promotes cultural …

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On Thursday, Oct. 3, Ijeoma Oluo, New York Times best-selling author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," came to LMU's campus to discuss the issue of race, along with her personal experiences.

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Every year, the Magis Service Organization hosts Homeless Understanding Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about the growing issue of homelessness in Los Angeles. This year's theme for the week is "Hear Their Stories" — putting emphasis on humanizing the homeless by listening to the…

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