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AMP Global Youth Responds to Orlando With Hope and Determination

A little over two weeks have passed since terror struck the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts at AMP Global Youth continue to pour out love and condolences to the victims of the attack and their families. Our student-run network was in shock when this took place. This turned …

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What is Intersectionality?

Intersectional is a word that’s been thrown around the internet a lot lately. It’s one of those buzzwords that is maybe a little confusing and fancy, but can be really useful in (and necessary to) activist work. Let’s discuss! Intersectionality is acknowledging that oppressive institutions, like racism, xenophobia, homophobia or …

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Zika: A Breakdown

You may have been hearing a lot about the Zika outbreak. The issue is ongoing and there is a ton of information out there to sift through. Here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know.   What is it? Zika disease is caused by the Zika virus, …

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Meals on Wheels: A Different Kind of Delivery Service

An important aspect of food justice is access: whether or not a grocery store is available, if an individual has the means to go out, and then preparing the food. The Meals on Wheels program directly targets the issue of access by bringing weekly meals out into the community and delivering …

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AMP Summer Reading List 2k16: Non-fiction Diversity

As I sat down at my desk to ponder my response to the powerful question, “Why is diversity important in the 21st century?” I couldn’t help my eyes from drifting toward the direction of my bookshelf. I had just finished a memoir written by Carrie Brownstein- lead guitarist of the …

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5 Reasons Why Diversity is Important in the 21st Century

Diversity comes in many forms: gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, socioeconomic background, etc. All of these contribute to an individual’s unique experience of the world. Sometimes we need to take a step back and examine the presence of diversity in our own life. How diverse is your school? Neighborhood? …

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Takeaways from the Orlando Massacre: Creating a Road Map for How to Move Forward Amidst a Seemingly Endless Cycle of Violence and Tragedy

Written by: Edgar Ortiz By now it’s almost been a whole week since we woke up to the sight of dead bodies, dozens of injured people, and highly armed police teams at us through the television screen. When the dust settled and the noise of gunshots ceased, Pulse Night Club …

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