What is the Transgender Rights Initiative?

Activist Fellow, Iris Olson

Iris is an MPH candidate at BU SPH and was recently appointed as the Activist Fellow focusing on the transgender rights ballot initiative through the fall. As the fellowship is ramping up, we sat down with Iris to learn about their experience. What made you apply to be the Activist Fellow? I was new to … Continue reading “What is the Transgender Rights Initiative?”

It’s time to ban bump stocks

A message from Robin Lloyd, Government Affairs Director, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence “After the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Congress did exactly what we’ve come to expect from them: nothing. The shooter used a legal, unregulated accessory called a bump stock to make his semi-automatic rifle shoot like a machine gun, letting him fire more … Continue reading “It’s time to ban bump stocks”

Published on January 16th, 2018 in Guns | Tags: ,

Pronouns: A Resource

This resource was created by GLSEN. Supporting Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (GNC) Educators and Students Why focus on pronouns? You may have noticed that people are sharing their pronouns in introductions, in email signatures, on nametags, and when GSA meetings begin. This is happening to make spaces more inclusive of transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender … Continue reading “Pronouns: A Resource”

Published on January 10th, 2018 in Transgender Rights Policy Initiative | Tags:

Tell Congress: Vote NO on concealed carry reciprocity

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After two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, Congress is finally set to vote on gun-related legislation as soon as this week. Unbelievably, this piece of legislation would actually make it easier for almost anyone to carry concealed weapons. The House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on … Continue reading “Tell Congress: Vote NO on concealed carry reciprocity”

Published on December 4th, 2017 in Guns | Tags: ,

What is Regionalization, Anyway?

Eddy Atallah is an MPH candidate at BU SPH and has served as the Activist Fellow focusing on regionalization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health since the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic year. As his fellowship is coming to a close, we sat down with Eddy to learn about his experience. What made you … Continue reading “What is Regionalization, Anyway?”

Published on November 27th, 2017 in Advocacy Training, Workforce | Tags: ,