Beyond walls

April 22, 2019

Transform students presented an interactive activity on socio-legal, cultural, and ethnic studies perspectives surrounding immigration through presentations, written work, and visual display. An assignment for which the students hosted an oral and visual tour of their projects, entitled “Beyond Walls”.

Indigenous rising

April 15, 2019

The University of Utah 47th Annual Pow Wow will be held this weekend! This year’s theme “Indigenous Rising: Warriors in Leadership” celebrates recent electoral wins and provides inspiration and encouragement to younger generations.

A tradition of resilience

April 8, 2019

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor graduating LGBTQIA+ students. At the U, we will be reaching a milestone by celebrating our 15th annual Lavender Graduation on campus!

Celebrating 50 Years of Ethnic Studies at the U

March 22, 2019

For the 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies, we interviewed Dr. Edmund Fong, our Chair of Ethnic Studies, to learn more about the development, current culture, and outlook of Ethnic Studies on a local and national scale.

Student activism

February 25, 2019

Students have always been at the center of transforming higher education; making it more inclusive with every graduating class. The U will be opening its inaugural Black Cultural Center, which was spearheaded by student leaders.

Strong movements

January 25, 2019

Charlene Carruthers, 2019 MLK Week keynote, reminded us all that one individual cannot make or break a movement. It takes a collective, tackling an issue together to make it happen. Do you want to organize a movement? Ask yourself these five questions…

Día de los Muertos is not a “Mexican Halloween”

November 1, 2018

Despite the growing popularity of the festivities and their symbols, both within and outside of the U.S. Latinx community, few really know the meaning of the celebration.

What are we really celebrating?

October 8, 2018

Columbus Day – a day that honors Christopher Columbus and his arrival to the Americas in 1492 – romanticizes colonization while ignoring the existence and narrative of indigenous people.

Claiming space

April 30, 2018

Affinity celebrations are responses to historical and ongoing exclusion and marginalization, allowing students to celebrate their persistence and resistance through college with their family, friends, and peers.

Bystander intervention tips for spring break

March 19, 2018

While Spring Break is a time to take care of yourself, keep an eye out to help others as well.

Self-care: narcissistic or necessary?

March 19, 2018

Self-care is any deliberate act to take care of our mental, emotional, and/or physical health. In our own routines, we must consider where to draw the line in judging other’s efforts.

Ciriac Alvarez Valle

March 6, 2018

Documentation. The metric the United States government uses to determine a person’s rights within the U.S. Here is a story of a U alumna who has had first-hand experience.

Representation, mental health and “Black Panther.”

February 20, 2018

Black History Month and celebrations of Black life going forward should be mindful of the “intersections of our identities, so that ‘Black’ doesn’t just mean cis-het, Hollywood size, Christian, and able-bodied.”

Tampons are not a luxury. Period.

February 8, 2018

Toilet paper: essential, right? The U provides toilet paper in all the restrooms on campus, because it is a basic personal hygiene necessity. But what about the basic personal hygiene need for pads and tampons?

Pay it no mind.

February 5, 2018

Celebrating Black life means elevating the narratives of Black trans people, and we must start by saying the names of Black trans people who have prematurely lost their lives to institutional violence.

‘Let America Be America Again’ – Langston Hughes

January 29, 2018

As Black History Month approaches, Langton Hughes’ poem ‘Let America Be America Again’ encourages us to consider where we have been (from pre-colonization; to 1776; to 1936; to 2018).

Collisions and intersections

November 13, 2017

In higher education, we are beginning to discuss the intersection of social identities. However, we are far from constructively supporting intersectionality.


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