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Protecting the Planet by Defeating our Cynicism

Fynn Manohchompoo, Student -- In our current democracy, people get left behind. Democracy is a word that we often define one-dimensionally, a statement that seems far simpler than it is: “a government of, by, and for the people.” The system of democracy we need is...

Creativity in the Struggle for Justice

Ursa Kaiser, Yolo County Organizer--- Our world constantly changes, altering our consciousness in the process. Forces of inspiration struggle continuously against forces of despair. Remaining relevant in this battle makes achieving new methods and mental outlooks...

DR. KING’S WORDS ABOUT NONVIOLENCE & POWER

“The plantation and the ghetto were created by those who had power both to confine those who had no power and to perpetuate their voicelessness and their powerlessness. “The problem of transforming the ghetto is, therefore, a problem of power…a confrontation between...

A Black Woman

I fly like a birdWho am I you ask?I am a black woman chainedDown by the oppression of my AncestorsBut… I am not?You say-You say I am not a Black WomanWho eats with kingsAnd fights with the lions in his denI am not, you say I AM NOTBecauseI have light honey-kissed...

Leaving the Comfort Zone

I believe in leaving the comfort zone as a people. We get so caught up in our own beliefs and our own opinions, our own point of view that we build a fence around it. When we address or when we don't address other points of view, when we ignore it, we begin to see our...

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Let’s Wake Up

Today, it seems like more than ever we are conditioned to be sheep. To be tolerant when the old lady in Lake Merritt is getting robbed or when our country decides to wage another war. However, it’s clear that ignoring it won’t change the situation. These topics are...

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