Meet Marie Paul, a student and Dream Defender at the University of Central Florida, who discusses her experiences regarding patriarchy in organizing work and the importance of engaging the topic proactively as a progressive social justice community.
Meet Nickeela Fisher, a student and Dream Defender at Broward College, who shares why she thinks it’s important for young people to engage in activism and social justice work.
We recently spent time with students at Florida International University (Miami, FL) where they’re organizing students to create awareness about and fight against the school-to-prison pipeline affecting Miami residents. Currently, they are planning on-campus outreach and recruiting initiatives to build their Dream Defenders chapter during Black History Month.
Six city chapters of Dream Defenders, comprised of students from 8 Florida colleges and universities, convened December 16th - 18th in Orlando, FL to engage in improving their organizing skills, analyze their year-in-review, strengthen their organizational structure, and build their collective power. Hosted at the University of Central Florida, three 12-hour days we packed with student-led workshops and presentations on capacity building, communications strategies, campaign planning, and interpersonal relationships.
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AMP Executive Director Speaks at University of Paris
Last week our executive director, Charles H.F. Davis III, presented AMP to a group of graduate students at the University of Paris-Sorbonne studying innovative technologies in business and international affairs. In his talk, he broadly discussed the use of new media in contemporary social movements in the United States, referencing our ongoing 2013-2014 Field Study. He also was able to establish some key relationships with university faculty for future work of the project, which will examine activism, social justice, and protest by millennials in international educational contexts.
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Valdosta, GA – A new surveillance video shows Kendrick Johnson wasn’t alone in the gym.