In poor neighborhoods all across the country, universities have actively displaced of poor folks of color in the name of gentrification.
The ideas around social capital and popularity often run alongside privilege and desirability politics. Previously, I wasn’t aware of these terms. But after a few, let’s say, “discussions” with other organizers, I’m was made aware of the ways social capital can create hierarchies in organizing spaces. These conversations led to a few things: Some folks […]
For me, one of the scariest parts of student organizing was realizing the school or institution I had put trust into was actually working against me. The first time I realized my beloved institution, Spelman College, was simply a cog in the system was after my participation in a sexual violence protest after the “Raped […]
Two weeks after my birthday, I remember sending out text messages to close friends about my whereabouts as I was getting ready to protest Hillary Clinton. It was Oct. 30th, 2015 and I — along with eight other AUC Shut It Down student organizers — planned to interrupt Hillary Clinton as she spoke to Black […]