Tag: Diversity

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

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06/30/2020

Black students, women, and trans and non-binary individuals are underrepresented in Georgetown’s student Senate, according to an internal demographic survey conducted by GUSA.  The survey, which GUSA senators filled out at their June 14 meeting, asked them to anonymously self-report their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status. The results of the…

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

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01/17/2020

Last January, our editorial board wrote that there were several fundamental problems with the Women’s March. Even though we stood by the movement’s founding principles, we advocated sitting out the march. Last year’s Women’s March was regarded by many as evidence the grassroots uprising grew out of anger at President Trump’s election and was unsustainable….

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

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10/12/2018

Throughout October, Multiflora Productions is presenting the second annual Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival, a celebration of immigrant communities through music. Groups native to countries such as Ethiopia, Mali, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and Syria—to name just a few—will perform at different venues throughout the District, including at Georgetown. As part of a collaboration…

Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

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04/28/2017

From its modest perch above a Subway sandwich shop in Dupont Circle, Fantom Comics supplies D.C. with the newest and latest in the comic book world. But amid tales of heroic feats and epic galactic battles, this indie comic store aims to bring into the mainstream stories of even greater importance. Namely, that of marginalized minorities.Through its queer, women’s, and Black Panther book clubs, the store provides a forum for dialogue amongst members of marginalized communities. “I feel like Fant

Change is Required for Club Diversity

Change is Required for Club Diversity

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03/31/2017

The Voice has a diversity problem. We are not alone in this—as the recent op-ed in The Hoya about the lack of diversity in GUASFCU made clear. Yet when we gathered in our office to discuss our  own editorial board’s reaction to the article, we were again reminded that our editorial board is overwhelmingly white….

Carrying on: Politics at the Oscars

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02/26/2015

The subject of politics frequently finds its way into the Academy Awards, and the 2015 Oscars were no exception. Not even including red carpet movements such as #AskHerMore, this year’s onstage, on-air acceptance speeches combated racism, sexism, LGBTQ discrimination, immigration, and even ableism. What made this year’s statements starkly different from the Oscars’ most famous…

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