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The Often Forgotten Explores Trafficking and Activists in Thailand

Independent filmmaker and co-founder of blindfoldmag.com, Jacqueline Romano and Anti-Trafficking Expert and Activist Alezandra Russell are turning to the internet to raise funds for their first feature film project, The Often Forgotten, a documentary that tells the stories of at-risk boys who are exploited, abused and trafficked within the sex tourism industry of Thailand, and …

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Can Liberal Arts Education Get Past Identity Politics? (Part I)

How can we democratize education, eliminate unfair advantages for the haves versus the have-nots, and recognize that power is subjective? The context in which we find ourselves is connected to how much power we have, in any given room. We may not know how we are received, amongst our peers, if we never meet them …

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‘Be the Change’ Exhibit to Open

“Be the Change,” a photography exhibition featuring 58 timely and incisive protest photographs by California photographer Cindy Bendat, will open on Monday, Sept. 11, in the California State University, Dominguez Hill (CSUDH) University Art Gallery, and run through Oct. 10. Bendat’s protest photographs in the exhibition reveal the visual power of people taking action in …

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Poets Respond! The Poetry of Social Justice

Poet activist, Kelly Grace Thomas runs a monthly workshop series in Los Angeles called the Poetry of Social Justice, where poets of diverse ages and backgrounds come together to raise their voices through writing. Cultural Weekly is proud to premiere these poems by Kelly Grace, her workshop partner, Tresha Haefner-Rubinstein, and four workshop members; Angela M. Franklin, Julayne Elle, …

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