The summer before my first year at Conn, I performed a thorough cleaning of my childhood bedroom. As I ventured underneath my twin bed, I was confronted by the inevitable collection of childhood relics.
During a recent news conference in San Juan with Puerto Rico officials and the Trump Administration, President Trump said, “I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack.” His response to the effects of Hurricane Maria on the American territory was an effective representation of the U.S. government’s lackluster attempts to rebuild the storm-ravaged territory.
The opening scene of the film The Land Between features hundreds of dark and shadowed figures moving through the illuminated lights of lampposts and helicopters rising from three erect barricades.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Oakland, California was an epicenter for rising social justice groups. In Oakland 1966, the Black Panther Party was created as a militant defense group for minority communities in the United States. After the death of a young Chicano youth by Oakland Police in 1968, the Latinos United for Justice Association organized to combat police brutality.