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Posted by Katerina Tsvetkova

Digital Organizing in These Uncertain Times

April 1, 2020

With the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 outbreak, many people who work in organizing have been forced to postpone events… Read more »

Posted by Neve Brown

Young People Need a Future for Us, Shaped by Us

March 27, 2020

With the recent news of COVID-19, it may seem like the only updates we see online are simply updating us on the crumbling state of… Read more »

Posted by Hannah Bae

3 ways Sinophobia may go unchecked in your life

March 24, 2020

After news of the Coronavirus in Wuhan broke, I braced myself for the waves of Sinophobia (anti-Chinese sentiment), racism, and di… Read more »

Posted by Nicole Gathany

Marginalized folks—Don’t Feel Guilty for Opting Out of Social Justice Movements

March 10, 2020

Yesterday, I was talking with a former classmate who’s been working within the reproductive justice movement for the past 7 years… Read more »

Posted by Katerina Tsvetkova

Girl Boss Capitalism is Still Capitalism

March 3, 2020

Image credit to the original artist In the 21st century, much of societal and pop culture interpretations of feminism come from th… Read more »

Posted by Hannah Bae

I’m not excited about Asian representation at Coachella and here’s why

February 28, 2020

When Coachella’s lineup for this year went public, a lot of Asians went absolutely wild over the Asian representation amongst perf… Read more »

Posted by Nicole Gathany

What The Color Purple Taught Me About Sexual Freedom

February 26, 2020

Trigger warning: rape/incest Before I officially started writing for the Our Folks blog, I was asked to send in some answers to a… Read more »

Posted by Hannah Bae

Let’s talk about environmental racism in Alabama

February 5, 2020

Environmental racism is an issue that has been spotlighted nationally, most prominently and recently in the cases of the state-san… Read more »