#ENOUGH National School Walkout

On Wednesday, March 14th, the Activist Lab joined the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER by coordinating a walkout to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. At least 300 people on the Medical Campus, some braced against freezing temperatures with just their … Continue reading “#ENOUGH National School Walkout”

Published on February 4th, 2018 in #ENOUGH | Tags: ,

March for our Lives: Boston

On March 24 hundreds of thousands of ordinary people around the United States and the world—men, women, children, families—inspired and led by students from Parkland, Fla., and all over the country joined Saturday in about 800 marches to say Enough to gun violence. Participants from the School of Public Health and the BU community marched … Continue reading “March for our Lives: Boston”

Published on February 2nd, 2018 in Guns | Tags: , ,

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: