Category: Movements

OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Darya Tsymbalyuk

Darya Tsymbalyuk ’13 is an artist and activist involved with the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine. She recently spoke with Julieanna Luo ’17 about her experience. The day we had our first snow of the year, I wandered into Palme and stumbled on a postcard by a student named Darya outside of Professor Suggs’s office. The

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The Day I Went to Bed and Woke Up In 1984

This guest post comes from Marcela Colmenares ’13, who is currently working in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas. A couple of days ago, my hometown of Caracas, Venezuela woke up dressed in the perfect Halloween costume: Its walls were plastered with posters depicting three faces that everybody knows,

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Why Immigration Reform is an LGBTQ+ Issue

“In the midst of a tremendously historic week for our community, two unfortunate incidents at the United for Marriage event at the Supreme Court last week have caused pain in the community. In one case, a trans activist was asked to remove the trans pride flag from behind the podium, and in another, a queer

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Guest Post: Brazil Knows How to Occupy

Ariana Chomitz is a junior anthropology major from Bethesda, Maryland.  She writes from Fortaleza, Brazil, where she is researching development studies. “Frustration finally boiled over in the form of the Occupy Various Random Spaces movement, wherein people who were sick and tired of a lot of stuff finally got off their butts and started working

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