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Using Art as Resistance

Using art to make a change

It feels like every day there is a new CNN update that pops on my phone that just scares the living daylights out of me. Executive orders, cabinet appointees, travel bans, and environmental concerns are just a few of the daily notifications I see on my phone. A question that …

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What it means to defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

On  January 27, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the March for Life.  March for life is a pro-life march that took place a week after the Women’s March. Pence was the first Vice President to ever attend the march, showing the importance of the march to the current administration. Pence said, …

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The Women’s March: What were you marching for?

Women's March

A couple weeks ago over 3 million people worldwide marched for justice, the rights of the marginalized, a better future and for what makes America beautiful in the Women’s March. Three AMPster’s share their own experiences. Nicki participated in the “Disability March,” an amazing and inclusive alternative for people who were not able …

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Local Food, Local Poverty

Local Food

A few blocks away from my house, there’s a weekly farmer’s market.  It’s lively and festive, with local agriculture, gluten-free baked goods, and live music and art.  It’s a wonderful set-up, aimed at making local food more accessible to those who live downtown.  This farmer’s market succeeds in every way …

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A Guide to the Determinants of Health

When we think about health, what exactly do we think about? For me, the world “health” stirs up images of squeaky-clean hospital rooms and doctors in white lab coats. I think of cancer and malaria, IV tubes and surgical equipment. And maybe you think of similar images, or maybe not. …

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Not Just Broken Bones: Let’s Talk Injury

When you think of injury, what do you think of? Broken bones, car accidents? Maybe pulling a muscle, or getting a cut? While these images are relevant, injury is so much more. It is the killing of 28 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the cause of painful displacement …

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