Posts Categorized: Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism

Growing up Bilingual

By Roxanna Gutierrez, President’s Office Intern Today I was remembering some of my childhood memories from elementary school; specifically, I remembered how embarrassed I used to get when I would mispronounce a word in English. First, I would blush and then I would repeat the scenario multiple times in my head until my brain would… Read more »

A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History!

Printable PDF A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History! January 24, 2017 NOW activists are still thrilled and energized by the overwhelming turnout – not only for the Women’s March on Washington – but the impressive marches that took place in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. and around… Read more »

Whitewashed Out: “Ghost in the Shell” and Hollywood’s Problem with Whitewashing Asian Characters

By Andrea Rose, Field Organizing Intern To my disappointment, but not to my surprise, another white actress is playing an Asian character in a major Hollywood film. In April of this year, we got our first glimpse of Scarlett Johansson in costume for the upcoming movie, “Ghost in the Shell,” a film based on the… Read more »

This is What a Feminist Looks Like: Fighting Racism and Sexism Within the Feminist Movement

By Angela Myers, Communications Intern Wobbly and unsure on her feet, my mom leans with one hand on her walker while the other points to the large pink button on her chest. The button reads, “This is what a feminist looks like.” I had given the large button along with a few others with feminist… Read more »

ISSUE ADVISORY: Voter Suppression on Steroids for 2016 Elections

Mary Lou Miller was 7 years old when the 19th Amendment was passed. She made a promise to herself to take full advantage of her right to vote, and vote she did, from 1934 onward. Yet just last year, Miller, now 101 years old, was denied the right to vote because she lacked a government issued ID, a requirement under Texas’s new voting laws.