Calling All jactivists

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JAC Students Are Rising Up!

Sara Masciotra-Milstein
Contributor

Have you been feeling helpless, angry, confused, or anxious as the headlines keep rolling in? Something new everyday, and yet always the same: injustice. In a world of ‘alternative facts’ that are straight out of Orwell’s 1984, where do you stand on issues that threaten those most vulnerable? Maybe it has to do with the current political climate in the U.S., how the Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the lives of Indigenous people and our environment, how men still seem to think they have a say in women’s health, or how Black History Month is the shortest month of the year. Whatever you’re feeling, the JACtivists are feeling it too.

The club provides a space for like-minded students to discuss social justice issues they feel that need attention. The main goal is to build meaningful connections and support systems between students, allowing them to stand in solidarity on issues such as Aboriginal sovereignty, women’s rights, environmental degradation and LGBTQIA rights. The club also plans on mobilizing at demonstrations. Remember: throughout history, students have always been the ones to bring about major changes.

Anybody who feels the world is on a dangerous path and has the will to change is already a JACtivist. Our natural response when faced with overwhelming anxiety is fight or flight; whatever your instinct, JACtivists are here to help. Whether you need somewhere safe to flee, or a way to fight, the JACtivists are ready for you.

The best part? You aren’t just an activist for the 15 weeks of the semester; you’re an activist for as long as you want to make a difference.

If you’re a good public speaker, we need you. If you’re an artist, we need you. If you need us, we need you.

“The world moves forward only because of those who oppose it” – Goethe.

How will you oppose the world?

For more information, please MIO Luca Brown. JACtivists meet every Tuesday at 5:30 in H-316. We hope to see you there!

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