A beacon of equality

June 24, 2019

The 50th anniversary of Stonewall is this week! We interviewed this year’s Pride Week Co-chairs on the development of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and the many queer heroes, or queeroes, that have emerged throughout its progression.

Book Talk: Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out!

May 6, 2019

Join the co-authors of Lift Us Up! for a discussion on how parents, young people, community organizers, and educators are fighting systemic racism in schools and building a new intersectional educational justice movement. This event is free and open to the public. Learn about the book and the movement at: https://www.liftusupmovement.org/about-the-book

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…

Commit, organize, take action

January 9, 2019

What’s with the bright-colored posters on campus? A series of posters found around campus share quotes from thought-leading activists. They serve as a reminder that a collective approach is vital for social change.

Parallels of the White Rose Resistance

October 22, 2018

Dr. Jud Newborn, our 2018 U Remembers keynote, draws lessons and parallels from resistance during the time of the Holocaust and the resistance in today’s current events.

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.

The writing’s on the wall

May 28, 2018

Art can be an incredibly powerful messaging tool when used properly. Ella Mendoza, an undocumented and queer multi-disciplinary artist, uses their art to advocate for social justice.

Pow Wow etiquette, come participate and learn…respectfully.

April 2, 2018

The University of Utah’s 46th Annual Pow Wow is April 6 & 7! While the Pow Wow is free and open to the public, organizers encourage attendees to be respectful and adhere to proper pow wow etiquette.

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.

Irene Ota

March 6, 2018

Standing against bigotry and discrimination, Irene Ota’s passion and work centers around raising awareness of privilege and oppression. But it was her life experiences that lead her to her passion.

On Resilience

March 6, 2018

“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about- survival and growth.” – Audre Lorde

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.

Kiman Kaur

February 5, 2018

Education—an important value to many. But for Kiman Kaur, education has become the most vital piece to her life and to her family.

Lilly Kanishka

January 29, 2018

A director, a student, an activist. Lilly Kanishka’s experiences and passion for social justice has become the driving force for her involvement in student organizations.

‘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).

Environmental racism

January 8, 2018

What is environmental racism and why does it matter? Here’s a brief overview of the U’s 2018 MLK Week.


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