Political Activism http://wunc.org en Meet Jasmine Beach-Ferrara http://wunc.org/post/meet-jasmine-beach-ferrara <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://jbeachferrara.com/">Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara</a> is an ordained minister and published author who uses her faith work and fiction writing to create new strategies for supporting LGBT communities in the South.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:33:38 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39335 at http://wunc.org Meet Jasmine Beach-Ferrara Are The Arrests Actually Harming The Moral Monday Movement? http://wunc.org/post/are-arrests-actually-harming-moral-monday-movement <p>The Moral Monday protests from Raleigh have garnered national attention over the past year. A key component of the protests has been media attention on arrests. Dozens were arrested this year for various non-violent offenses, a move some say is becoming an overt aim of many protestors.</p><p>Amy Laura Hall is a professor of ethics at the Duke Divinity School.&nbsp; She has participated in the Moral Monday protests from the start, but she says the tactic of getting arrested -- or "orderly submission" as she calls it -- is flawed.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:37:24 +0000 Phoebe Judge 38183 at http://wunc.org Are The Arrests Actually Harming The Moral Monday Movement? Estampas De La Raza: Prints For The People http://wunc.org/post/estampas-de-la-raza-prints-people <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Mexican-American and Latino printmaking has strong roots in political activism. In the sixties, printmaking was used primarily to make posters, graphics and cartoons that would convey political messages and assist with community organizing.&nbsp;</font></div><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:45:45 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37558 at http://wunc.org Estampas De La Raza: Prints For The People The Editor And The Dragon: A North Carolina Journalist Takes On The Ku Klux Klan http://wunc.org/post/editor-and-dragon-north-carolina-journalist-takes-ku-klux-klan <p>A new film debuts on UNC-TV tonight, Thursday January 9th. "<a href="https://south.unc.edu/programming/editorandthedragon-about/">The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan"</a> tells the inside story of a man of courage, the journalist Horace Carter.</p><p>Filmmakers describe the story this way:</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:47:17 +0000 Nicole Campbell, Frank Stasio & Carol Jackson 28607 at http://wunc.org The Editor And The Dragon: A North Carolina Journalist Takes On The Ku Klux Klan Indian Art Collective Comes To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/indian-art-collective-comes-north-carolina <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">In 1989, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdar_Hashmi">Safdar Hashmi</a> was an activist, artist and communist performing a protest play <i>Halla Bol!</i>&nbsp;or "Raise Your Voice!" outside municipal polling places near Delhi, India. </span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:28:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22712 at http://wunc.org Indian Art Collective Comes To North Carolina Why Do Political Activists Burn Out? http://wunc.org/post/why-do-political-activists-burn-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Claudia </span>Horwitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a young political activist who worked to raise awareness around hunger and homelessness. &nbsp;She found a high burn-out rate among activists she worked with it. Through her career, Claudia saw people drop out of political organizing for a variety of reasons, such as exhaustion, lack of progress, illness and addiction. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:17:30 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15648 at http://wunc.org Why Do Political Activists Burn Out?