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    Diversity In Art

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    Museums are special places for many aspiring artists, why only let some of the population, a minority of its members, garner success because of their skin color and gender rather than their actual talent? Action and innovation have been the elements necessary to progress art itself forward and develop truly worthwhile art movements. Social activism, not only in the industry but by the artists themselves, is needed for change to happen to break down the barriers of preconceived thought that we have before us. We need to understand how the perpetuation of stereotypes only hurts the community as well socio-political state of the world. We need to understand how gender plays a role into today’s jobs and society. Creating more cultural diversity in the art world would only be beneficial to the art world as inspiration can be found within all things and all cultures. Museums need to strive for equality of the races and sexes, and begin integrating different cultures into their…

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    AVID Mission Statement

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    politics. What began as 1-hour viewings of MSNBC escalated into a fervent fixation on diplomacy, government, and activism, augmented by my father’s book collection: What Happened by Scott Mcclellan, and State of Denial by Bob Woodward, among others. Politics became a cohesive element in my family; we bond over ardent scrutinization of Fox News, debates pertinent to socialism and capitalism, and the current state of politics. I want this love to be manifested through participation in social…

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    Sons Of Liberty

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    Sons of Liberty: Fathers of American Activism The United States has a long history of political activism by and for the people, a legacy that continues today. The day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, more people took to the streets in protest than ever before. That fiercely American action dates back to the Sons of Liberty, a political group that organized for the rights of colonial citizens in the 18th century, against oppressive taxation from Britain (135-136). Many…

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    of the ongoing struggle of women's rights in Rwanda. Based on an article called “Valens Ntamushobora” on the website http://www.thextraordinary.org he was born in Rwanda in 1988. While we were growing up, he saw many injustices towards women in his village. As a result, he decided he needed to speak out to stop these acts. He then partnered with the Let Us Stay Alive program (LUSA). LUSA is a program which is designed to help women in Rwanda to have a way of making an income. He continued to…

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    the 1960s, Latino voters could not hope to obtain fair representation in the political sphere. At best, the Latino electorate was approached on a regional level. In 1959, for example, the Kennedy presidential campaign approached Juan McCormick, a Latino activist from Arizona, with a request to spearhead “Viva Kennedy” political clubs throughout the Southwest to appeal to Mexican American Voters. Even when the Latino voters were occasionally approached on the regional level, most Latinos were…

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    In troubling times, many people look to their faith as a source of guidance and inspiration. This certainly rings true in two graphic novels: Maus: A Survivor’s Story, written by Art Spiegelman, and Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman’s experience as a Polish Jew in the Holocaust. Persepolis, an autobiographical novel, follows Marjane, a religious young girl who has a passion for activism growing up during the Islamic Revolution. These two authors…

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    to the category of activism. During social activism, there are two types of people who contribute to social change. There are the motivated people who participate in more risky actions, and there are the less motivated people who use 160 characters or make a few clicks to contribute. For Gladwell, what is critical towards the success of social change is embodied human connection between individuals. This is the foundation for creating the “strong…

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    Positive Change In Society

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    A word often associated with protesting is activism. Activists are people who are looking for positive change in society (“What Is An Activist”). Activism is a broad term; there are people that seek change in society but don’t call themselves activists, yet they are activists. Activists can change society in a very small to very big way, but the keywords for activism is “positive change”. Activists claim they seek positive change, but who defines positive? Many protests are controversial. Take…

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    “Huelga! Huelga! Huelga!” grandma screamed alongside Cesar Chavez and hundreds of other protesters outside the Delano, California vineyards. The rays of the burning sun, searing their skin were the least of their concerns. Protesters were there to proclaim justice for all the farm workers that had been denied the right for proper working conditions in the fields. Bertha Silva came from a Mexican decedent, her parents moved to Delano, California when she was the age of 11. Soon after arriving,…

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    not always be positive or commonly accepted. For example, because of the rise of the internet, a new form of social activism raises and is called “clicktivism”. Compare to conventional activism, clicktivism uses social media and the internet as a method to promote a cause and requires fewer efforts in participation. These changes brought by the internet and social media on social activism might…

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