6 Ways to Support Standing Rock for Thanksgiving #NODAPL

No, this is not just a list of places to donate to. (Although that is important too) Following-up with Monday's piece on Allyship Post Trump, we're moving from talking about allyship to sharing concrete steps and actions to show up, support, and perform allyship. And since...
First and foremost, I'm sending love and support to you all. I've been receiving an overwhelming amount of messages since the results of the 2016 USA presidential elections -- some hateful (so nothing new there), many notes of love, and even more messages of guilt. (Mostly from white people). The latter...
“The dishes of America’s recent immigrants have become check marks on a cultural scavenger hunt for society’s elite.” — Ruth Tam There is an inherent arrogance that is subconsciously embedded within our perception of “gourmet” food. The most familiar hierarchy within the culinary arts is the ranking of Michelin stars awarded to...
Across the American political scene, coping with the current global refugee crisis has largely been framed as a matter of national security. This dominance of national security issues has largely overshadowed coverage of refugee resettlement policies and resources, misrepresenting the wider issues of refugee resettlement in the United States. Of...
Each year, the Propeller Fund selectively awards grants to Chicago artists and artist collectives to fund projects that are original, relevant, and inventive. This year, For the People artist collective has been chosen for their exhibition, “100 Years of Chicago Police Violence.” Backed by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual...
It was only last August when President Obama said "The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president…He keeps on proving it…What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?" Only two months later after a 90 minute Oval Office meeting with President-Elect Trump, President Obama said...
I drove by Wrigley Field for the first time in September 2015. I had just moved to the U.S. and my relatives were dropping me off to my new home that I had reserved on Craigslist. They pointed toward the stadium and said, “This is a Chicago landmark.” They...
“We will defeat ISIS!” has been a regular rallying cry throughout Donald Trump’s campaign events and television appearances. His suggested ban on Muslim immigrants has garnered praise from many Americans. National security and the threat of groups like ISIS have been key areas of public concern in the years...
The 2016 elections are like none we’ve seen before. If you were to look up the meaning of “rock bottom,” the picture that would pop up would be the presidential debates of 2016. Typical political mudslinging has now morphed into a bizarre dimension we all have become trapped in —...
Twenty months into Yemen’s civil war, the country has suffered over 6,800 deaths, an estimated 2.8 million people have been displaced, and 14.4 million are classified by the UN as ‘food insecure’. The conflict between the Houthi minority group and the Yemeni Government is intensified by the involvement of...
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