Día de los Muertos is not a “Mexican Halloween”

November 1, 2018 National Conversations

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? Problematizing Columbus Day and recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 8, 2018 National Conversations

A day that honors Christopher Columbus romanticizes colonization while ignoring the existence and narrative of indigenous people.

Claiming space: affinity graduation celebrations at the U

April 30, 2018 National Conversations

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 National Conversations

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 National Conversations

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.

Representation, mental health and “Black Panther.” Q&A with Nick Gaines.

February 20, 2018 National Conversations

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 National Conversations

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. Ignoring Transphobia and anti-Blackness.

February 5, 2018 National Conversations

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 National Conversations

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).