For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville

By Emily Dong. When I was a student, I was involved in multiple ebbs and flows of social justice activism. From protesting a University healthcare fee and heckling Trustees, to shutting down campus roads on May Day and demanding no border wall — all took different forms and fought for different things, but all ended the same way: with limited results, and the students themselves … Continue reading For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville

Charles White and the Purpose of Education

By Serafina Harris. People still talk about the night John Henry was born. It was dark and cloudy. Then, lightning lit up the night sky. John Henry’s birth was a big event …   He told his family, “I am going to be a steel-driver some day.” Steel-drivers helped create pathways for the railroad lines. These laborers had the job of cutting holes in rock. They … Continue reading Charles White and the Purpose of Education

Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace

By Archishman Raju. The Indian freedom struggle is usually associated with the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Bhagat Singh. These figures are sometimes seen to be in opposition to each other. Aruna Asaf Ali is a name who is not known, or discussed, but she lived to participate both in India’s struggle for freedom and the task of building a nation after independence. … Continue reading Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace

Rabindranath Tagore and the West

By Hridesh Kedia. Rabindranath Tagore, the Bard of Bengal, is one of the greatest poets of the modern age. Tagore’s was the authentic voice of India’s civilization, as “clear and true and unaffected as the utterances of the Upanishads three thousand years ago, its wisdom unobscured by the dust of centuries”. His songs carry an invocation to the inexorable moral law which governs all life, … Continue reading Rabindranath Tagore and the West

The Peace Movement in India: An Important Legacy

By Archishman Raju. The Peace Movement and Colonial Rule One of the early conferences of the world peace movement was held in New York in 1949, a Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace. The atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading to a horrific end of the second world war–as well as the emerging cold war tensions between the … Continue reading The Peace Movement in India: An Important Legacy