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“Go forth and set the world on fire.”

“Go forth and set the world on fire.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola. This quote summons a lot of ambiguous imagery. What does it mean to set the world on fire? Naturally, the image of demolition and devastation comes to mind when we think about setting something on fire. It’s a natural thought, especially given the… Continue reading “Go forth and set the world on fire.”

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Immigration

This semester we have been learning about immigration. During one meeting, we watched the film “Lost in Detention” to get background knowledge about the current policy and treatment regarding undocumented immigrants. Currently a federal program called Secure Communities provides an option for local police forces to partner with the federal immigration services (ICE) in order… Continue reading Immigration

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Social Justice Hero of the Week, JFK

Social Justice Hero of the Week: President John F Kennedy In the last few weeks our country has seen the national conventions for both major political parties, so it seems only fitting that this week focuses on one of our past Commander in Chiefs. While John F Kennedy’s presidency was filled with radical ideas, his… Continue reading Social Justice Hero of the Week, JFK

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That Good Info Friday (TGIF): Voting

This Friday's good info is a little different. Instead of focusing on one topic, we're tackling one giant topic: Voting. The best info is that since we are on a college campus, we are all old enough to vote! No matter what side you're on, voting is important because it is a way to be… Continue reading That Good Info Friday (TGIF): Voting

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Social Justice Hero of the Week – Jackie Robinson

In honor of baseball’s recent all-star game, as well as the #blacklivesmatter movement, this week focuses on Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Robinson is famous for breaking down the color barrier in baseball, heralding the end of racial segregation in the big leagues. Robinson had an exceptional career, appearing 6… Continue reading Social Justice Hero of the Week – Jackie Robinson

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Social Justice Hero of the Week: Malala

Social Justice Hero of the Week: Malala Yousafzai “I'm not a character like Rapunzel or Cinderella; my story looks like any other.” These are words that only someone who’s story is distinctly different could say, right? Someone who, perhaps, is the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, or who is almost single-handedly responsible for fighting for… Continue reading Social Justice Hero of the Week: Malala

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Media Monday: A Thought Provoking Take on Patriotism

This week's Media Monday features someone that might not be the first person that comes to your mind when you hear "social justice warrior": professional wrestler John Cena. He recently teamed up with Love Has No Labels, an organization that celebrates diversity and challenges bias and prejudice, to make a Fourth of July message for its "We… Continue reading Media Monday: A Thought Provoking Take on Patriotism

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Media Monday: White Privilege: Let’s Talk

Happy Fourth of July everyone! On this Independence Day in which we celebrate the birth of a nation known as a mixing pot of a variety cultures, races, and religions, we invite you to learn about an issue that affects nearly all people in that mixing pot in one way or another. White privilege can… Continue reading Media Monday: White Privilege: Let’s Talk

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It’s Friday which means it’s time for TGIF!

  Check out this cool story about social justice in action! Lava Mae is a company that a woman started as an effort to help San Francisco's homeless population have better access to simple ways of improving personal hygiene. Sometimes little ideas can make a big difference...http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/11/lava-mae-creating-showers-on-wheels-for-the-homeless/      

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Social Justice Hero of the Week, Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer Paul Farmer is an American physician and anthropologist, born in Massachusetts and educated at Duke and Harvard. Farmer is a professor at Harvard, attending physician of internal medicine, and his closest friends include the current president of the World Bank, the UN Secretary General, and the governors of multiple states. Sounds like… Continue reading Social Justice Hero of the Week, Paul Farmer