Apartheid Divestment Panel Puts Activism in Context

On February 9, 2017, in LC 101, Fossil Free Yale alongside Yale Students for Prison Divestment came together to present a panel of alumni that participated in now infamous protests and demonstrations pushing for divestment from the Apartheid regime in South Africa. The panel consisted of four alumni: Jon Ritter (TC, ‘88), Matthew Countryman (BK,…

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People Power from the US to Palestine

A collaboration between Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Tree of Life brought activists Nadya Tannous and Amanda Weatherspoon to New Haven for a stop in their 18-city speaking tour “No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from the US to Palestine” on February 1st. Tannous and Weatherspoon were originally set to…

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College Formerly Known As Calhoun Renamed for Grace Hopper

Today, the Yale corporation announced that the name of Calhoun College will be changed to honor instead the legacy of Grace Murray Hopper ‘30 M.A, ‘34 Ph.D. The decision was made yesterday during the Corporation’s scheduled February meeting. The perception of Calhoun’s historical legacy as one that promoted slavery as a “positive good” was a…

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Indigenous Beats: Indigenize Your Newsfeed

photo: Bunky Echo Hawk After recently joining twitter, I’ve realized the power of a well curated social media newsfeed. As the #NoDAPL movement continues and Native nations defend themselves against the Trump administration, hearing from Indigenous peoples themselves is the best source of news. If you have yet to finish the Standing Rock Syllabus, check…

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