Racial Justice 101

How to Vote

Monday, October 24, 2022

The deadline to register to vote in this November’s election is  October 11, 2022. IF EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Apply for the address confidentiality program to register to vote with a confidential address. You can vote absentee. To vote in Indiana, there are ID requirements. You need an ID that meets the following criteria: Displays your photo. Displays your name, which must conform to your voter registration … Read More

How did Pride get started and what is it all about?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

By Hannah Shoue “Where Pride Began”: Birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement Fifty-two years ago, on June 28, 1969, an uprising occurred at the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, and is widely considered the spark that drove a more powerful movement for LGBTQ+ rights (Walsh 2019). The uprising started with a police raid gone … Read More

Implicit Bias, Black Youth, and the Juvenile Justice System

Thursday, June 10, 2021

By Abbi Stephens One of the main goals of the juvenile justice system is to maintain public safety and ensure justice when crimes are committed (Peck & Jennings, 2016). However, according to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice,  “Studies show that youth of color are sanctioned more punitively than white youth who have committed the same … Read More

Do you know what sex trafficking really looks like?

Friday, April 16, 2021

By Emma Walker Sex trafficking has become a hot topic recently on social media and communication platforms. This national attention has been great at starting important conversations but also has spread a plethora of false information on how sex trafficking occurs and who it affects. Today’s Racial Justice 101 blog is going to focus on … Read More

History of Black History Month

Monday, February 15, 2021

By Rui Gui & Hakim Muhammad History of Black History Month We owe the existence of Black History Month to author and historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson. In 1915, Woodson attended a special celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of emancipation. During the three-week event, over ten thousand African Americans traveled to Washington, D.C. to view … Read More