public education vs. the orange administration

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lizclimo:“ man, that lizard is nice. ” happy friends day! & also #tbt

(completely unrelated)

SO I’m listening to the Senate Dems’ livestream right now & we only need one more(!) Republican Senator to dissent and Betsy DeVos’ nomination will be blocked. Why do we want to block her appointment as Secretary of Education? She’s made it pretty clear that she is no friend to sexual assault survivors, the LGBT community and public schools in general.

If you feel strongly that she ought not be in charge of public education, you can contact your Senator and let them know!!

x. Carey

 

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vote!

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…because it’s your civic duty

…because those taxes you complain about pay for public schools

…because yeah, you do actually directly elect the majority of candidates

…because you have a voice

…because you have a chance to empower yourself

…because the news makes you feel things you want to avoid

…or because you want to look your fear in the eyes

…because democracy is rule by the people, like, you there

…because you get a sticker

…because you don’t want to be exploited

…because you don’t want to get fucked over

…because you want to be a part of history

…because you can

…because we all deserve basic rights

…because human dignity exists, even if it’s not always apparent

…because you enjoy your freedoms

…or because you want the freedoms promised to you

…because riots suck but protesting is kind of cool

…because you don’t want to die indebted

…because you want to know you are drinking clean water

…because you want to know you have adequate health care

…because you don’t want your neighbor to go hungry

…because your grandmother asked you to

…because you kind of like winning

…because the faster you vote the quicker the pundits will be quiet

…because there are only so many  SNL skits that you can tolerate before you turn off the television

…because you want to go back to a time when “the Orange One” denoted a ginger wizard and not a corrupt raccoon

…because you couldn’t get a student visa to Canada fast enough

 

the clothesline project

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Awareness of sexual violence in the long shadows of the Orlando Massacre and the Stanford Rape Case is essential. Read on to learn of small things being done & for helpful resources that can be utilized to prevent sexual violence in the future.

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as you might’ve known from newspapers, web journals or BuzzFeed. At my school, it’s taken very seriously (as it should at all universities).

Each year, volunteers from every department of our school spend innumerable hours to put up the shirts seen above on clotheslines, spread throughout our campus.

Why do we do this?

If you’ll look very closely, each shirt has a message, written or illustrated. Each shirt is a memorial for a particular survivor of sexual violence.

Each color represents a different type of violence, and as you’ll see, there is a wide spectrum of colors.

I go to a women’s college, and many of the shirts seen here are from my school. There are also shirts from inmates at nearby women’s prisons; the term project for two social studies classes is to visit the prisons to provide supplies for shirt-making for the inmates.

The Clothesline Project has been a tradition at my school for about a decade, though it’s been going on nationally and internationally for much longer.

– – –

The resources featured here from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center & the Human Rights Campaign:

Directory of Allied Organizations

Healthy Sexuality Resources

Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses

Engaging Bystanders

 Awareness and Prevention in the LGBTQ Community

Here’s to a safer school year.

x. Carey

now, more than ever

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COURTESY FAN POP

Can we just be bunnies? It would solve everything.

we need to pray, or think, or reflect:

what can we do to make tomorrow good?

what can we learn to not do?

how can we

love better,

how can we

live well?

The Romans, for all their faults, greeted each other,

and those whom they didn’t always like,

but respected nonetheless:

SI VALES VALEO

(if you are well, I am well).

Can we be well together?

My thoughts are with the Concerned Students of Mizzou (#ConcernedStudent1950) and the People of Paris.

Pax,

Carey

Bmore loving

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It’s a zeugma!

So, this is a pop art collage to Bawlmer, my sanctuary.

I love Baltimore.

The riots this week

have patina’d

the city’s name,

but with a little polish,

we,

the consortium of

incoming classes of 2019

{at Towson, Morgan, Stevenson, Hopkins,

Loyola, Sojourner-Douglass,

UMBC, MICA, Goucher,

Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, University of Baltimore,

Notre Dame of Maryland and more!}

WILL make a difference in the city.

WE

are a

diverse,

revolutionary,

intellectual,

compassionate,

empathetic,

brave,

exquisite

community

of

HOPE.

WE will continue Charm City’s legacy,

WE will be victors in this crucible.

WE will BLIEVE, HON.

Lots of love,

to every and all Baltimoreans,

may they make

the just,

the right,

the nonviolently resistant

choice

to better our world.

Pax Baltimoreus!

-Carey

typographical errors, image edited 10 June 2017