Ally Najera, California State University, Northridge
Her lifelong career in activism and media has cemented her cultural legacy.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
Students at Oakland University channeled their frustration with the college’s administration into a communal dance party.
Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
The new Netflix series discusses Kaepernick’s experiences with discrimination and the obstacles he had to overcome to achieve his dream.
Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
Many people said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Tax the Rich’ outfit didn’t do anything concrete — but what they don’t realize is that just getting the message out there can spark a movement.
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
Wear your best dresses and ties for the entire month of December to advocate for a critical cause.
Haven Worley, University of Rochester
Using Instagram as her platform, the award-winning poet is channeling the power of words to create real change in her community.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Maze Runner,’ movies and books about fighting oppressive governments may play a part in spurring young people to action.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
From black squares to grayscale selfies accompanied with #ChallengeAccepted, Instagram activism is turning more and more into a bandwagon for people to jump on. Is it harming the original movements?
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
His contributions to the restaurant industry, as well as his philanthropy and activism, make him much more than the usual food celebrity.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
Fighting racism, sexism and injustice, their resilience remained unwavering. These icons’ legacies mark them as trailblazers.
Mitchell Tanaka, Chapman University
The character from author Jeff Kinney’s work has attracted many eyes onto Black Lives Matter, but is it merely trivializing the movement?
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
The Black activist teaches aspiring allies the art of confrontation and the need to overcome comfort to achieve change.
Starr Shapiro, Columbia University
The company’s powerful statement and meaningful actions in support of the Black Lives Matter movement stand out. Other companies should take note.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
Ryan Tedder’s band has been releasing versatile hits for nearly two decades, but they still remain under the radar.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
It is more important than ever to remember the teachings of renowned Black feminist scholar as we consider empathy in our own communities.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
Engaging in activism doesn’t have to consume all of your time. Calling your congressperson only takes minutes out of your day.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Many brands are posting in support of Black Lives Matter, while hiding their own racist practices.
Amidst recent injustices and unrest, Instagram illustrators are using their works to support activists and to call attention to Black victims of racist violence.
As demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s death continue globally, entertainers are participating in the movement by donating and marching.
The movie isn’t just a musical. It tells a story of injustice and revolt that parallels our modern political climate.
Fans of Korean idols and idol groups are organizing around the world to crash alt-right Twitter hashtags and boost black activism on YouTube.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
In the age of technology it’s never been easier to stay informed — and burnt out.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Once a tool against injustice, the term has become a method of gatekeeping that often dissuades political involvement. It’s time to retire the distinction between ‘activists’ and ‘non-activists.’
Kayla Carson, Simon Fraser University
To what extent are things like aggressive cancel culture counterproductive to creating a more just world?
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
These five young POC activists are fighting to end the worldwide climate change crisis.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Meek Mill’s situation is the reality for a lot of black men in America.
Simona Barca, American University
The legend was a fellow sister in the skies.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
Let your lips do the talking.
Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
Malik has launched an environmental campaign at George Washington University to ‘Save a Million’ pieces of paper.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
Is social media a new form of activism?
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
In the 2018 Winter Olympics, the games have become an arena for social change as athletes confront rape culture, homophobia and tension between nations.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
Through her filmmaking, art and political activism, UC Berkeley’s Rebecca Dharmapalan is working to spread the unsettling truth about sex trafficking.
Lauren Clohessy, Northern Illinois University
Mallori Bjerke, Boise State University student, has shown that being involved in multiple activities can help you to become a well-rounded student.
Jasmin Suknanan, Stony Brook University
After leading a protest calling for increased supervision of frats and sororities, Odasz worked with Northwestern’s dean of students to reduce rape.
Shannon Mondesir, Brooklyn College
Not a fan of Pepsi? Here are the steps to take if you actually want to make a difference in your community.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
Meet Maggie Kennedy, a ‘nasty woman’ set on informing the public on political issues and women’s rights.
Lindsey Davis, Iowa State University
Want to demonstrate your support for a cause, but sick of annoying your Facebook friends? These three online boutiques have the solution.
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