Articles tagged: activism
“Asian Style Inspires Activism”: A runway of celebration and resistance
Runway ASIA aimed to fulfill a dual purpose of inspiring Asian activism and celebrating Asian joy by creating a safe and accessible space for creative expression, while also acting as a fundraiser.
COP27, Human Rights, and The Climate Crisis
COP27 has been tasked with overcoming past criticisms while also dealing with new challenges that are arising inside a country with high levels of censorship and repression.
Undergraduates have embraced social media as a platform to comment on Israel and Palestine. Should we?
I have also come to the realization that while social media activism can be problematic by lending credence to absolutist viewpoints, social media is often the only tool for activism among disenfranchised and minority opinion groups.
Vote Nile Blass and Nicole Sanchez for better advocacy and necessary change
After interviewing both tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board enthusiastically endorses Nile Blass (COL ’22) for president and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) for vice-president. A vote... Read more
May 6, 1970: The day Georgetown went on strike
Georgetown’s relationship with activism has never been a simple one. When new Hoyas walk through the gates at the intersection of 37th and O, they can expect to be bombarded... Read more
GUSA re-establishes GUPD student oversight board
The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to establish a student advisory committee to oversee the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at their meeting on Nov. 8.
The kids are dying: What HIV/AIDS activism and gun violence prevention say about America
The parallels between March for Our Lives and ACT UP make it clear: When tragedy strikes, it’s okay to demand that our government do better.
The Georgetown Progressive Alliance: A new space for progressive ideas, community, and activism
The Georgetown Progressive Alliance (GPA), a new political organization for leftist students, has begun holding meetings this semester and promoting progressive causes on and off-campus. The club itself is the... Read more
GU Mutual Aid Network redistributes over $5,000 to students in need
Since the beginning of August, Georgetown students have raised nearly $6,500 in funds for students through the GU Mutual Aid Network. Over $5,100 of the amount raised has been redistributed... Read more
Georgetown Explained: The GU272
Since Georgetown University’s long history with slavery re-entered public view five years ago, faculty, administrators, student activists, and descendants of those enslaved by the Jesuits have grappled with the significance... Read more
On the Pandemic: Instagram Activism Ignores Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
"The disparity between the facile attempts at female empowerment on Instagram and the ways women’s rights are under threat demonstrates how misdirected good intentions can actually be more harmful than empowering."
Vote Yes to Divest
After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive... Read more
Community action must accompany Amazon’s move to the District
Amazon’s “HQ2” is coming to the D.C. metropolitan area this year. In an editorial last March, we noted our concerns about the possible negative effects of Amazon coming to D.C.... Read more
Logan Browning discusses “Dear White People” and activism
Logan Browning, activist and star of the Netflix show “Dear White People,” spoke in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Oct. 3. Browning plays Samantha White, a rebellious radio show host and... Read more
Vigil draws crowd for Black Lives Matter movement
Over 200 students and faculty gathered in Red Square on Friday, Sept. 23 for a vigil and forum on race relations and racial justice in the U.S. While the forum... Read more
UndocuHoyas asks university to disinvite Johnson
A group of 30 students delivered a letter to the School of Foreign Service Deans on May 9 asking the University to rescind Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s invitation... Read more
Just Do It: Holding the Swoosh Accountable
Nike has long enjoyed a special type of relationship with Georgetown’s athletics programs. As noted in this week’s feature, titled “In Foul Trouble: Unlacing Georgetown’s Relationship with Nike,” this partnership... Read more