Tag: activism

[The text, next to an image of the Statue of Liberty, reads: On this 4th of July, a day when there is so much talk of “patriotism,” here are some words written by my uncle, Phil Ochs in 1963: “Here is a land full of… Continue Reading “”

[Text: As you work to change the world – whatever your issue of focus – don’t forget to take care of yourself. Social justice work is stressful. As stated in the safety announcement on airplanes, put on your own oxygen mask first. You are… Continue Reading “”

Self Care and Leaving the Movement

As you work to change the world – whatever your issue of focus – don’t forget to take care of yourself. Social justice work is stressful. As they say on airplanes, put on your own oxygen mask first. You are not going to be… Continue Reading “Self Care and Leaving the Movement”

I am feeling profound gratitude toward all of the amazing people I have the privilege of meeting in the course of my work. I know I give something valuable to the students, advisers, faculty and staff at the schools I visit, but the truth… Continue Reading “”

Today, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I am remembering the too many transgender and gender diverse people whose lives have been destroyed, diminished or damaged by hate and ignorance. I am also honoring today my transgender and cisgender friends who stand up… Continue Reading “”

Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing

More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, Mo., since the death of Michael Brown — a surge in interest that may mean the city of 21,000 people is ready for a change. Inspiring! Please read and — if you are a… Continue Reading “Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing”

Rock the Vote!

Your deadline may be approaching. Register and Rock the Vote vote today. US Citizens: are you registered to vote yet? Exercise your rights. If you don’t, they might atrophy and fall off.  Rock the Vote!

Oh, the amazing people I have the pleasure and privilege of spending time with through my social justice and LGBTQ activism!