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Describing The Cycle of Violence

Describing The Cycle of Violence

This video excerpt from a presentation by Paul Kivel in New Zealand uses an intersectional approach to describe the context of systems that support privilege, power and control, victim blaming, and men’s violence against women specifically.

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW

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From The Huffington Post: “4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men”

From The Huffington Post: “4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men”

Written by Noël Gordon from The Huffington Post:

“As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming — and in some cases, downright exhausting — to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

Starting the conversation…

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From Passion, Caffeinated: “People often assume that as a white female, I don’t have to deal with racism. And they’re right — I don’t.”

From Passion, Caffeinated: “People often assume that as a white female, I don’t have to deal with racism. And they’re right — I don’t.”

From Passion, Caffeinated:

“Having a seat at the table is not the same as having a voice. After all, it was not long ago that it was customary for American children to be seen and not heard at the dinner table. Under the pretense that modern laws and institutions reflect our sacred phrase “all men are created equal,” we often assume that seating brown, black, gay, and female bodies around some…

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Non-Profit Stop Street Harassment Has A New Board of Directors

Non-Profit Stop Street Harassment Has A New Board of Directors

Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. It started as a blog in 2008 and became incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2012.

It was an honor to have served on the board from 2012 -2014. They now have a new Board of Directors.

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Honor the Bridge Builders

Honor the Bridge Builders

I attended a homecoming event sponsored by the Black Alumni Association of my undergrad institution last weekend.

It was a great event, with a warm atmosphere, and it was really wonderful getting to meet Black alumni from as early as the 70s, reconnecting with former classmates, and being introduced to current students who now travel my old stomping grounds.

One of the things I really appreciated…

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"We All Have A Role To Play: An Open Letter from Public Health Students and Professionals"

“We All Have A Role To Play: An Open Letter from Public Health Students and Professionals”

I’m cross posting this open letter from Public Health Students and Professionals at The University of Michigan.

 We All Have a Role to Play:

An Open Letter from Public Health Students and Professionals

“On August 9, 2014, African American teen Michael Brown was fatally shot six times for “obstructing traffic” by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer. In the weeks since,…

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Chronic Illness Bingo

This bingo card from the blog Pins & Procrastination captures several responses that can be invalidating to people who have chronic illnesses.

Do you have a chronic illness? Do you currently, or have you ever worked with someone with a chronic illness?  Is there someone with chronic illness in your life?

Perhaps you may have experienced, said, or witnessed some of these responses before. Are…

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(N.A.H.) Reaches 500 Posts

(N.A.H.) Reaches 500 Posts

This note marks my 500th post on this blog. When I started writing here I didn’t know how long I would keep it up, I just knew that I had things to say, and realized that I could use this platform to say those things.

After reflecting on my experiences over the passage of time, I feel happy with how this site has progressed, and I’m planning on staying consistent.

It’s pretty therapeutic to be…

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A Social Justice Lens: A Teaching Resource Guide

A Social Justice Lens: A Teaching Resource Guide

We all have lenses through which we approach our work. No matter what we do, our thoughts, experiences, and belief systems impact our actions.

Being intentional about critically examining those things can be helpful towards making sure our actions align with our values and intentions.

Here is a resource that I recently came across and feel can be helpful for inspiring critical thought and…

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From Black Youth Project 100: Get Free: LGBT Rights and Black Liberation

From Black Youth Project 100: Get Free: LGBT Rights and Black Liberation

I still often hear issues that impact people who are LGBT and issues that impact people who are black discussed as if there are no people who are black, and who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This is simply just not the case, and it erases the reality of their lived experiences.

Many thanks to activist and friend to N.A.H. Nuala Cabral for bringing this film to my attention.

To…

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