Monthly Archives: April 2008

The (Cuban) Hip Hop Revolution

A NEW MOVEMENT HAS EMERGED IN CUBA, fueled by a stifling trade embargo and its deep-seated consequences—namely poverty and racialized inequalities. In response, Hip-hop Cubano has forged a new revolution. Armed with batas, congas and Cuba’s musical sensibilities, Raperos Cubanos … Continue reading

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A Grassroots School for Social Change

EVERY CITY/STATE/SOCIETY SHOULD HAVE at least one educational institution dedicated to the creative construction of new formulations of the social problems and solutions that perpetuate that social system. Only one school is dedicated to such a function and it is … Continue reading

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Violence & the LGBT Community

I RECENTLY CO-FACILITATED A WORKSHOP ON sexual and dating violence in the LGBT community at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. The workshop discussed the topic of sexual and dating violence in the LGBT community. The other … Continue reading

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In Memory of a Revolutionary Trade Unionist

BOB WAHLFELDT DIED ON MARCH 26, 2008. He was an important part of and an inspiration to much of the local activist community. The following is excerpted from comments about Bob made by Barbara Kessel and Gene Vanderport on October … Continue reading

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Jails, Hospitals, Hip-Hop

The one-person show, Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop (JH3) by Danny Hoch was presented at spaces across the UIUC campus. Each performance was followed by a discussion with director, Alex Berg-Jacobson, Assistant Director, Keri Carpenter, and actor, Chris Silcox. One night … Continue reading

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Free Speech for Whom?

THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH is a controversial issue, particularly within education. Events last semester at UIUC portrayed the manipulative nature in which individuals in power can selectively interpret and enforce this right. While individuals in the dominant group … Continue reading

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