Where Acting Meets Activism

“Theatre allows us to converse with our souls—to passionately pursue and discover ways of living with ourselves and others,” writes New York University theatre professor, Philip Taylor. For Northern Ireland's DAMD Theatre Company, this is more than just a saying, and more than just a theory. It is a driving force behind all they do when they take to the stage.

Martin Luther King press conference

What Would King Do?

With Dr. Martin Luther King jr’s birthday approaching on January 15th and black history month following soon after, I find it appropriate to set my mind on Dr. King's life's work and philosophies. I admonish you to do the same. WHAT WOULD KING DO. Mimicking the Christian catch phrase "What Would Jesus Do," I often wonder how Dr. King would approach today's societal challenges.

Irish women heading home for Christmas urged to check in for choice by the London–Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

This year, the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign is challenging the governments of both regions to not only bear witness to the homecoming, but recognise the thousands of women they force to travel the other way; often alone, facing stigma, and knowing that legally their lives and personal choices are not valued...The #choice4xmas campaign will run from December 16th. We’re asking ex-pats to check-in on social media at airports and ferry ports, with the suggested text: "Travelling home to Ireland & thinking of the 11 women a day who travel to Britain for an abortion #choice4xmas #repealthe8th #Extend1967Act".

Anti-Trump Rally Takes Place In New York City

Yesterday marked the fifth day of the anti-Trump protests that have been taking place all across the country. People have been gathering to protest everything from Trump's views on women, to his views on LGBT rights. Willie Hiatt was at one such protest which took place in New York City on November 12th.

“Breaking Free”: Rally For Repeal Takes Place In Kilkenny, Ireland

The Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) will be bringing a bill to Dail Eireann on the 25th of October, seeking a referendum on the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, which makes abortion illegal. With two thirds of the population now saying they want to repeal the 8th we are calling on our elected TDs to support democracy. The bill will be formally voted on on the 27th of October.

Students Reflect On Faculty Lockout At LIU-Brooklyn

A victory has been achieved by the students and faculty of Long Island University - Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn). As the students, professors and administrators at LIU Brooklyn settle into the rhythm of the Fall semester, the lockout crisis of the past two weeks remains fresh in the minds of all.

DC Rally Aims To Raise Awareness About Refugee Crisis

Last year, the International Rescue Committee, a New York-based organization that “…helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster,” was able to help more than 23 million people—providing healthcare, educational opportunities, and financial support, among other things. Now other groups across the country are joining the struggle.