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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

Actions are Illegal, Never People: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning multimedia storyteller, is the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. Born in the Philippines, Vargas immigrated to the United States at age 12. Stunning the media and … Continue reading

Digital Media and Struggles for Justice

Activists, educators and organizers reflect on the opportunities and challenges when using digital media in struggles for social justice. This project was funded by the Black Youth Project and the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. Videographers Tracye … Continue reading

Decolonizing Gender

Redressing the thousands of murdered and missing women in Canada. Featuring Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power Project by Moon Voices Group & REDress Project by Jaime Black.

Roderick Ferguson: Socialism in Black Queer Time

In this talk Professor Ferguson engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the 1970s as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. The talk situates these formations within a social and political context in which … Continue reading

Breathin’:The Eddy Zheng Story

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy—the prisoner, the immigrant, the … Continue reading

the AMERICAN dream

For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading

Prince – Baltimore

Today fans are mourning the death of the legendary pop star. This week also marks the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death. Check out the video for Prince’s tribute to Gray below.

Interview: Edward Said on Orientalism

In this short excerpt, Edward Said talks about Western representation of the eternal Orient and how this narrative ties up with and facilitates colonial domination.

Why and How UIC Students Protested Trump Rally

One the protest organizers involved in Friday March 11’s anti-Trump protests in Chicago, University of Chicago junior, Ethos, shares how and why the protest was organized.

Coming Out To Immigrant Parents

“This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way they see me…?” This Buzzfeed video looks into the complicated natures involved with coming out to immigrant parents in the U.S.