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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Revolution: An Ongoing Struggle for Liberation

by Azaria King, Amani Hill, Me’Lena Laudig, Chevonne Parker, Ambre Dromgoole, Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, and Ikenna Nzewi In attending the Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary conference, we as students from Yale reclaimed part of the Party’s history and a legacy of resilience. Nowadays, we are constantly reminded of how much further we have to go…

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