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Posts from August 2018

By: Gabriel Gluskin-Braun
By: Gabriel Gluskin-Braun
Published: August 8, 2018

Downtown Chicago’s Federal Plaza bustles with life. Almost every day of the week the speckled white and black marble opening, nestled between office buildings, fills with workers, shoppers, and performers. On Tuesdays, this crowd is treated to a lively farmers market, filled with fresh produce, food vendors, and advocates conducting the Gaza Unlocked strawberry survey

The strawberry survey is based on the idea that issues of quality of life and opportunity are instrumental to understanding the impact of conflict and oppression....

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: August 3, 2018

Immigrants and their families advocate to stay in the U.S.   

Bright and early on a Tuesday morning in mid-July, dozens of immigrants and their families boarded a bus in Newark, New Jersey. They were headed to Washington, D.C., where they would take a powerful stand to save Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a life-saving immigration program that allows foreign nationals to remain in the U.S. if war, natural disaster, or some other catastrophe in their country of origin prevents their safe return. 

Most TPS holders have lived in the U.S. for years, often decades, and...

Published: August 2, 2018

Interview by Grace Gámez

Adrienne Kitcheyan and Tuesday Brauer are advocates for incarcerated women, drawing from their experiences after cumulatively spending more than a decade in prison in Arizona. 

Earlier this year, they helped lead a successful campaign that led Arizona to improve access to feminine hygiene products for women in prison. The Department of Corrections will now provide at least 36 free pads or tampons to women...