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Voices from the #SanctuaryCampus Walkout

On Wednesday, November 16th, hundreds of Middlebury students and professors gathered outside of Mead Chapel to stand in solidarity with undocumented members of the college community and the country at large in response to President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant policy proposals. The walkout occurred as part of a national action to call on the Middlebury administration to declare the college a “sanctuary campus,” thereby protecting undocumented students from intimidation, unfair investigation, andContinue reading


Joshua Allen Workshop: Organizing at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter & Gender Justice

Maddie Orcutt ’16 writes in to middbeat: “Seeking to push participants from organizing from a racial justice framework to a full blown liberation movement, this workshop employs an understanding of gender, violence, policing and solidarity to create a more robust organizing practice. Participants can expect to grapple with open ended questions and to learn/share new tactics and strategies to engage in the movement for black lives more effectively.” Date: Tomorrow, November 9th Time: 4:15 – 5:30 PMContinue reading


Conference on the Economic History of Race, Gender, and Class

Tomorrow, the Economics department will be hosting a series of talks regarding the Economic History of Race, Gender, and Class in Axinn with scholars coming in from all corners of the country to discuss topics ranging from race in Brazil to the industrialization of the American South.  This will undoubtedly be a great event for those interested in social justice, economic history, and public policy.  It’s oft forgotten at MiddContinue reading


“Disability, Dis-Location and the School-to-Prison Pipeline” Guest Lecture Today

Nirmala Erevelles, professor in University of Alabama and author of Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic will be speaking on on race, disability, education, and justice in America. It is very unfortunate that schools are underfunded and private prison companies can name sport stadiums . The school to prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justiceContinue reading

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Human Trafficking Meeting TONIGHT: World Day of Social Justice!

As mentioned in our last post, Last year, Middlebury Students Maddie Li ’15, Jai Jun Lee ’15 and Bree Baccaglini ’15 began Stop Traffick – a student organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to combat human trafficking world wide. With various symposiums and speakers under it’s belt, Stop Traffick is looking to expand its group membership. This international human rights crisis is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, and is also tied with arms dealingContinue reading