On March 24, people participated in the March 4 Our Lives throughout the country and around the globe. During an epidemic of mass shootings and the refusal of NRA-backed politicians to pass common-sense gun-control, the Parkland shooting redirected national attention on the subject of gun violence. I attended the Los Angeles march and was amazed at the representation. Some of… Continue reading "Representation in the #NeverAgain Movement"
Three weeks after the recent Parkland shooting, accidental gunfire in a Birmingham, Alabama high school resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl named Courtlin Arrington. Despite the heavy media coverage of the students at Parkland and of the gun violence prevention protests they sparked, few major news outlets reported on Arrington’s death. The ones that did picked up the… Continue reading "The Importance of Intersectionality"