39 Social Justice Books and Movies to Keep Your Brain Warm Over Winter Break!

A hodgepodge of books and movies, some serious, some funny that engage issues of social justice in a variety of ways. If you read or watch one, let us know what you think… Continue reading

Stigmatized And Getting High

The first time I was asked to sell my medication was after a small party sophomore year. I was starting to fall asleep in the midst of chattering people and drunken laughter. My… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Ja’Nai Harris

Ja’Nai Harris ’16 is a fearless advocate for equity, diversity, and justice here at Gettysburg. Her efforts have been instrumental in planning several important events on campus including the #BlackLivesMatter vigil held on… Continue reading

Stop Ducking

My initial reaction was to just keep my head down and say nothing— a reflex that I have developed after years of experience with my dad doing embarrassing things in public (love you… Continue reading

To My Peers Dismayed By The Looting

“…Violent acts of protesters.” “…destruction of properties.” “…looting stores.” I tried to hide my frustration as I listened to the class discussion taking place. How can people be so easily influenced by mainstream… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Marli Horwitz

Over three and a half million people will have experienced homelessness in the past year- an overwhelming and disheartening statistic. For this week’s Fearless Friday, we highlight Marli Horwitz, who has courageously dedicated… Continue reading

Ashes

There’s silence as everybody waits to hear what we already know is coming, ears fixated on Robert McCulloch with hands over mouths, and our fears are validated.  Nothing. And just like that Darren… Continue reading

The Pursuit of Advil and Blow Pops

“Excuse me sir, where’s the Advil?” I ask politely as I walk, for the first time, into the Quik Mart across the street from the Colonial Hall apartments. “Over there.” A middle-aged Indian man… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Sean Pethybridge

Talking with Sean Pethybridge ’15, one could easily assume his interest in agriculture and food justice developed at a very young age. Sean confesses that he had very limited knowledge prior to attending… Continue reading

A Difference of Appearance

Appearance can seem like it’s everything. My father is from California; his parents are from Mexico and El Salvador. He has tan skin and dark hair and is bilingual in English and Spanish.… Continue reading