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Cushman: ‘Politically Correct’ Laws Take Substantive Steps Toward Equality

Cushman: ‘Politically Correct’ Laws Take Substantive Steps Toward Equality

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  In November 2020, Utahns will have the opportunity to approve a state constitutional amendment that would remove slavery as an option for the punishment of a crime. The amendment proposed in Representative Sandra Hollins’ H.J.R. 8 may come across as an empty gesture or virtue signaling to ...

Appropriation or Appreciation? Social Justice Advocates Host ‘Utah Fan Am I’

Appropriation or Appreciation? Social Justice Advocates Host ‘Utah Fan Am I’

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

September 26, 2019

The sixth annual “Utah Fan Am I” event was hosted by the Housing and Residential Office and Social Justice Advocates on Sept. 24 in the Peterson Heritage Center. It kicked off the six-part series put on by the SJAs throughout the school year.  The event focused on educating residents and RAs about the diffe...

The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

By Yixin Song

April 1, 2019

  Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Growing up in China, I was rarely exposed to any discussion of sexual assault, partially because of the country's traditional and conservative attitudes towards sexuality and partially because of the its lack of freedom of speech, wh...

Faith and Films at Sundance

Faith and Films at Sundance

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 13, 2019

  The Sundance Film Festival isn’t the first place that you’d think that a group of Christians would gather. Sundance is more known for pride, celebrity and cutting-edge films than for explorations of faith. For the organizers and attendees of the 2019 Windrider Forum, however, Sundance is a p...

ASUU’s Conference on Diverse Excellence Aims to Unite Students For Justice

ASUU’s Conference on Diverse Excellence Aims to Unite Students For Justice

By Amy Loret

February 2, 2019

  With a theme of "Unite For Justice," this year's Conference on Diverse Excellence (C.O.D.E) brought approximately 150 students together in the Union on Feb. 1 to create dialogue and build consciousness around systems of oppression, privilege and solidarity through a social justice lens. C.O....

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

January 13, 2017

This Monday Jan. 14,  the U will host MLK Week, a celebration of the struggles and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. The remembrance week, which was organized by the Office for Equity and Diversity, will take place over a span of eight days and will consist of ...

Conference Inspires Students to Become Socially Aware

Conference Inspires Students to Become Socially Aware

By Kylee Ehmann

February 8, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ASUU hosted its 11th annual Conference on Social Awareness (COSA), inviting members of the U’s community to learn about social justice issues and become more socially aware. FEATURED STORY: CLINIC HELPS BOTH STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY This year’s COSA focused on topics investigating divers...

Social Justice Becomes More Than a Buzzword at the U

Social Justice Becomes More Than a Buzzword at the U

January 21, 2015

  Amongst the protests, petitions and demands for equality across campus and around the world, the term “social justice” has become something of a buzzword. In the broadest sense, social justice aims for everyone to have equitable economic and social opportunities and rights. On a small...

Social Justice Group Addresses Native American Culture

Social Justice Group Addresses Native American Culture

December 1, 2014

  “We are probably, of all the ethnicities in the United States, the most misrepresented and the most misunderstood,” said Franci Taylor. Taylor, the director of the U’s American Indian Resource Center, is a member of the Chahta Tribe. She shared her story about being an American Indian with students at...

Laverne Cox Speaks of Transgender Issues During Pride Week

Laverne Cox Speaks of Transgender Issues During Pride Week

October 19, 2014

  Laverne Cox, LGBT advocate and actress from the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” discussed her life and issues that she and other transgender people face in this year’s Pride Week keynote speech on Oct. 10. Cox was originally scheduled to speak at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts,...

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