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October 6, 2017

Millennials on NFL Protests, Trans Workers’ Rights, and D.C.’s Maternity Care Desert

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Rethinking Community: Join us October 19-21, 2017 in Winston-Salem, NC for Rethinking Community, a three-day conference hosted by the Eudaimonia Institute and the Pro Humanitate Institute …

September 29, 2017

Michelle Jones, the Effect of Caribbean Hurricanes on Poor Women, and March for Black Women

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Why Caribbean Hurricanes Are Worse for Women and the Poor Levi Gahman and Gabrielle Thongs YES! Magazine: “Irma and Maria are surely not …

September 22, 2017

March for Black Women, Lena Waithe, and Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. March for Black Women Organized by Black Women’s Blueprint, Trans Sistas of Color Project, and Black Youth Project: “On September 30, 2017, Black …

September 13, 2017

#LetHerLearn, The Fight for $15, and Tiffany Haddish

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Women Are More at Risk From Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey John Haltiwanger for Newsweek: “‘Every stage of disaster—preparation, impact, recovery—happens in ways …

September 1, 2017

ICE agents’ access to schools, “Pushout”, and Hurricane Harvey’s path

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region.   1. Hurricane Harvey: Zip Code & Race Determine Who Will Bear Burden Of Climate Change Amy Goodman interviews Robert Bullard for …

August 21, 2017

In Response to White Supremacy in Charlottesville and Beyond

To the Wake Forest Community, These should be busy, joyous days, as we prepare to join together as a university community for the official start of a new academic year. Instead, these are moments of uncertainty, anxiety, grief, fear, anger, exhaustion, and other emotions which have yet to surface in our individual and collective experiences. …

August 10, 2017

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action, The Bachelorette, and A World Without Police

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. The Thorny Relationship Between Asians and Affirmative Action Alia Wong for The Atlantic: “Despite the complexity of the issues at stake, the …

August 10, 2017

Elle.com Scholars Launch #Squadcare Report

The ELLE.com scholars recently produced the first national report on #SquadCare – what it is, why we need it, and how it is related to self-care. The ELLE.com scholars are five recent young writers, who are currently students or recent graduates of Wake Forest University. During 2016-2017 they took part in a highly competitive journalism program created …

August 4, 2017

Janet Mock takes on Toxic Masculinity, How We Fail Native American Students, and Equal Pay

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Dear Men of “The Breakfast Club”: Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators Janet Mock for Allure: “Until cis people …