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- An Uphill Battle Part 2: Fighting Against Media Portrayal of Sexual AssaultThu, 16 May 2013 - By Gillian Schaps This is part two of a series reflecting on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I’m looking at news and social media portrayals of sexual assault cases and how they affect rape culture on a larger scale. For part … Continue reading
- An Uphill Battle: Fighting Against Media Portrayal of Sexual AssaultTue, 14 May 2013 - By Gillian Schaps Every Tuesday and Thursday, I stand in front of fifteen middle school boys and teach them about dating violence. We discuss power and control, respect, consent, and bystander intervention. Each week, I struggle to counteract the stories … Continue reading
- How One Organization Increases Computer Access in ChicagoFri, 03 May 2013 - By Emily Feder “Where would you go to get a free computer?” I got this question in December in the course of my job as a community resource specialist at Inspiration Corporation in Chicago, where I work to connect individuals … Continue reading
- Wealth Accumulation, Race and the American Ashkenazi Jewish ExperienceTue, 23 Apr 2013 - By Sarah Brammer-Shlay “She’s not white, she’s Jewish.” Ever heard this before? Sometimes I would like to say this about myself, but it is untrue. I am an Ashkenazi Jew, but my European heritage is much less central than my … Continue reading
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