social activism


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Emma Robbins is the director of the Navajo Water Project, which provides infrastructure for Navajo families to access running water in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The project is a part of the water nonprofit DigDeep. Native American households face barriers to accessing running water.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Dior Vargas is an activist and spokesperson with expertise in mental health, especially in communities of color. She works with schools, organizations and companies to discuss self-care, wellness, and related topics, and aims to normalize conversations about mental health.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: , , ,

Sarah J. Jackson is Presidential Associate Professor and co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. She studies how media, journalism and technology are used by and represent marginalized groups, with a focus on how communication arising from Black, feminist and activist spaces contribute to U.S.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects:

Ellen Oh is an author and the co-founder of the organization We Need Diverse Books. She writes fiction for middle-grade and young adult audiences, including the Prophecy fantasy series. Her newest book is 2021’s Finding Junie Kim, based on Oh’s mother’s experiences in the Korean War.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research focuses on migration and transnational movements, African migration into Europe, and race and ethnicity in Northwest Africa.