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The GF Heads-Up, 7/8/2016

Articles of the week we think you should read!

  • Guerrilla Feminist Focus: Soraya Chemaly – Guerrilla Feminism
    • I advocate for better understandings of the relationships between free speech and violence, between gender and norms – in politics, media, tech, education.
  • 5 Things You Need To Know: #Dallas Sniper Shooting – The Root
    • A peaceful protest took place in Dallas on July 7, 2016 to raise awareness of the police killings of Alton Sterling, 37, by Baton Rouge police officers, and Philando Castile, 32, by a Minnesota police officer. At the rally’s conclusion, shots rang out.
  • Trans Rights Won. Just Want Privacy Didn’t Get Enough Signatures for the November Ballot – The Stranger
    • Just Want Privacy, the anti-trans group that wanted to make the state vote on trans people’s civil rights, did not get enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. David Ammons, communications director for the Secretary of State, confirmed that Just Want Privacy has canceled their scheduled 9 a.m. signature delivery appointment tomorrow.
  • Social Justice Books for Kids to Teach About Global Issues –  What Do We Do All Day
    • I’ve gathered a list of social justice books for kids that address a variety of global issues, but of course the troubles around the world are endless. At the bottom of the post are links to more picture book lists that will help you in your endeavor to talk to your kids about important problems facing the world.
  • Marvel’s New Iron Man is a 15-year-old Black Girl — and It’s Lit – Blavity
    • In an exclusive from TIME, the character is said to be a genius, even more so than Stark himself. She enrolled in MIT at the age of 15, building her own Iron Man suit in her dormitory. According to creator Michael Bendis, Riri is a Chicago native. Bendis is the man who brought us Miles Morales as Spider-Man, so we should definitely expect this character to be strong and distinct within the Marvel universe.
  • Eyezine in Conversation with Guerrilla Feminism Founder Lachrista Greco – Eye Art Collective
    • Lachrista Greco is your go-to feminist consultant for the activist. A published writer, speaker, activist, Yoga instructor and CEO of Guerrilla Feminism, Lachrista has been involved with a variety of gender and identity-related projects, and has helped several feminist activists to reach their potential as well as provided detailed guidance on setting up a sustainable web presence for several brands. She also has a Master’s Degree in Women’s & Gender Studies and writes for several international publications.
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