Statement on Charlottesville

As we all know, last week we saw the true face of America’s political right. We saw the true face of white privilege, white supremacy, and white passivity from those who have been standing by. Charlottesville has been a warning to all of us in a few different ways. It has been a warning to…

Officially Fundraising!

Social Justice Exchange is officially raising money for the Fall semester. These funds will help us provide refreshments and compensation for people attending our events and panels. This money allows us to remain independent of St. John’s University so we can keep spreading our message of radical justice without censorship. This money allows us to…

Dear Cisgender Feminists, Trans Women are Not Your Enemy

Guest writer Chay Brown, an activist from the National Union of Teachers, responds to the assertions that the reforms to the gender recognition act are in contradiction to the rights of others. via Dear cisgender feminists, trans women are not your enemy — The Queerness

How Being Trans Taught Me to Embrace Femininity

“This rigid, toxic idea of masculinity teaches men to be angry, closed-off, and inexpressive. It hinders boys and men from talking to each other about real things they feel. They turn to strangers online to teach them how to be “real” men instead of working together to break down the walls that entrap them in…

The Bold Type: A Picture of Intersectional Feminism in Modern Media

I’ll be honest. I don’t really watch romance-y, feel good TV shows that often. I’ve been let down in the past by shows that say they’re women-positive with accurate representations of relationships (both queer and not), and with plots that don’t just revolve around love-triangles. This is why I was really skeptical about watching Freeform’s…

SJE Update

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on what’s going on with SJE. We’ve taken a bit of a break from the website to figure out what our next steps would be and to plan events. We’re currently planning an all-black panel for next semester, as well as some cool activities and panels for…

Portrait of an SJU Leader Pt. II

There seems to be a petition going around asking students to support bringing solar panels to our Queens campus. I spoke to Carissa Herb, environmental science major and president of the Earth Club, about why this initiative is so important, and the importance of making changes to help the Earth. Read the interview under the…

Portrait of an SJU Leader

Hey, Johnnies! Today is the day we vote for our 2017-2018 student government. I got the awesome chance to interview Tahmir Williams, candidate for VP and president of our chapter of the NAACP. Read it under the cut and don’t forget to vote!

Portrait of a Millennial: Part 1

Portrait of a Millennial will be a new series featured on the website where we interview other students around the world about race, religion, dating, education, homophobia, sexism, and much more. We’ve been getting ready for a while now to put this content out into the world and we really hope you enjoy it.

Meeting #2 Notes

Here are some notes from last Thursday’s meeting: We watched the Adam Ruins Immigration video which aimed to dispel common myths about illegal or undocumented immigrants. You can read the main points with some listed sources here. I’m reaching out to some groups to figure out when we can team up for an event or…

Notes from First Official Meeting

3/9/17 During this meeting, we discussed marketing techniques, topics for future discussions, and possible events we can hold. We’re going to work on creating flyers to distribute and hang up around campus. We’re going to market this organization as a lax learning environment where we can openly discuss issues relevant to us and learn about…

“This Modest Mom” and Modern Homophobia

This is in response to this post. In essence, this Christian mother is boycotting Disney and the new Beauty and the Beast film because she thinks they are pushing an “LGBT Agenda” and Jesus told her she isn’t allowed to spend money on things that show queer people as being normal.