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Editorial | CBS’s new show “The Activist” is not the right way to go about activism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 13, 2021
The backlash about this show is for good reason — many people realize that it’s not the right way to go about activism.
Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2021
Many people’s current reactions to the crises we face range from only mildly helpful to actively counterproductive.
Co-authors John Cavanagh and Robin Broad joined Pitt faculty and graduate students Friday afternoon for the launch of their new book “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed.”

Pitt hosts launch of new book ‘The Water Defenders’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor March 8, 2021
The book opens with the 2009 death of Marcelo Rivera, a 37-year-old teacher and leader of the National Roundtable on Mining in El Salvador.
Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese pop star turned activist who has spoken out against censorship in Vietnam, attempted to run for a seat in Vietnam’s National Assembly and campaigned for Facebook to step in and stop the activities of pro-government censorship groups on the site.

Vietnamese pop star and activist Mai Khoi brings talents to Pitt

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Khoi is an Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence at Pitt, and is co-hosted by the City of Asylum and the International Free Expression project.
John Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Legendary activist, track star John Carlos recalls ’68 Olympics

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 8, 2020
Hosted by Pitt’s Film and Media Studies department, Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. It was there that Carlos and fellow Team USA sprinter Tommie Smith posed for one of the most iconic photographs of the American Civil Rights Movement and sports history.
Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

By Sarah Connor April 16, 2020

Andrew Exler remembers the day of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue vividly.  His family belongs to the synagogue’s Tree Of Life*Or L’Simcha congregation, where his parents and grandparents...

Opinion | Using social media for social change

Opinion | Using social media for social change

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist September 2, 2019
In wake of the devastating Amazon fires, it seems like Instagram users have picked up a new trend of posting climate-related articles and memos to their stories.
Alyssa Milano arrives for the 76th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 6.

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

By Pitt News Editorial Board May 14, 2019
Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.
Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News January 25, 2019

Whether he is praised or criticized, the president is known for his tweeting. Donald Trump is not the only American who utilizes social media platforms to express political viewpoints, though.The second...

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Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

By Stefan Bordeianu and Neena Hagen January 19, 2019
The third annual Pittsburgh Women’s March on Saturday drew a smaller crowd than last year, but thousands of marchers still showed up to advocate for a message of "building bridges."
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