National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is on January 11th. One day is not enough to shed light on the atrocities of Human Trafficking and slavery. Ways to help fight against slavery is to first call your representatives and demand they take stronger stances against Human trafficking and demand that they reach out to Global leaders to take stronger stances against Human Trafficking
Despite Trump, countless women from a variety of backgrounds won positions in elected office in this year’s November elections.
To many who favor net neutrality, the internet levels the playing field of knowledge for those who cannot afford to go to school. Without net neutrality, education would potentially be tilted in favor of the upper middle class, pushing those who cannot afford higher prices behind.
If the Trump administration proceeds with the repeal of TPS, immigrants will be forced to leave their careers and lives, to return to cities still struggling with the aftermath of hurricanes, earthquakes and gang violence.
The reverence for and the sanctity of the American Dream today may not remain as it was originally intended, but despite the tides of change, it continues to draw millions of immigrants to its shore from across the globe.
It is undeniable that the number of reported hate crimes has increased during the first year of Trump’s presidency in comparison to the end of Obama’s presidency. However, the number of hate crimes committed during this time has yet to surpass the number of hate crimes committed against marginalized groups during the beginning of the Bush era. It is important to stop referring to Trump’s America as the worst time in American history because it is not, contrary to what the majority of Americans feel.
The Trump administration continues to fuel a heated debate on the Dear Colleague Letter and college campus sexual assault.
If the provision does indeed pass, in one of the many scenarios that could play out, graduate students would be placed under significant financial duress, at least in the short run. In the long term, universities and grant institutions could seek to increase stipend, reduce tuition, or use other provisions for deductions. However, until this bill passes, there has been a resounding call to graduate students to be vigilant about the path that it takes and to hold their elected representatives accountable.
Yes, I understand that unforeseen circumstances lead to unforeseen costs, but the question both myself and the rest of the EVP office ask in response is why does the burden always fall on the shoulders of students?
It is not a coincidence that Puerto Rico, an island composed primarily of latinxs, is being ignored. Nor is it insignificant that Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of asking for too much aid, framing Puerto Ricans as stereotypically lazy. Downplaying the impact of Hurricane Maria and limiting federal assistance to the island fits in with a long history of the U.S. treating Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens.