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documentGender Roles Are Not A Thing Of The Past
by Georgia Van Amsterdam
The investigative sociology report conducted by Sonoma State University’s Senior Seminar student Georgia Van Amsterdam examines how misogynistic practices skew the way gender roles are depicted and how that affects the women in our society. Through conducting multiple interviews with participants between the ages of 18-40, and have contributed and or dealt with misogyny in their past, misogynistic ideologies are skewing the roles society believes women must play in order to be seen as desira...
Posted: Mon, Sep 25, 2023 4:09pm PDT
documentWhat are the impacts of COVID-19 on low-income communities in Sonoma County?
by Sonoma State University Students
With COVID-19 causing stay at home orders and social distancing, many people/businesses of Sonoma county were affected. Impacts like these can have very large effects on low-income families and individuals. Putting people out of work, due to laying off workers, is critical to the decline of the wellbeing of low-income families. We are interested in looking at impacts that COVID-19 has had on Sonoma County....
Posted: Sun, May 15, 2022 7:58am PDT
textHow Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood by SSU 's Investigative Sociology Spring 2022
Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Leticia Martinez, Zakayya Nichols, Jocelyn McMillan, Valdemar Arreola, Arlette Martinez An insight into the Affects of Foster as outlined by SSU's Investigative Sociology Spring 2022 Class. It provides in depth interviews of people who work with the Foster Care system and research on abuse of Foster Children....
Posted: Sat, May 14, 2022 10:38pm PDT
textDeath Penalty Should be Abolished by Arlette Martinez
The death penalty should be abolished. There are innocent people being imprisoned, and many times have been executed. In addition, death penalty has racial bias and the capital punishment does not solve any issue. The death penalty is being used unfairly, and killing another human violates the right to life....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 9:20pm PDT
documentSocial Media Usage Negatively Influences the Psychological Well-being of Young Adults
by Conyey Slaughter
I am interested in how the use of social media influences the psychological well-being of adolescent children and young adults to understand how young people utilize social media to evaluate their identity and how social media impacts their relationships...
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 4:49pm PDT
textThe Prison System Fails Incarcerated Pregnant Women by Megan Lucas
This article gives a look on how incarcerated pregnant women are treated poorly and what can be done to fix it....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 3:39pm PDT
textSterilization Should Never Be Forced by Romelly Rivera
This piece focuses on the importance of reproductive justice while also highlighting the use of forced sterilization to reduce birth rates of minorities....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 12:06pm PDT
textDiversion Program Funds Need Legal Protection by Mike Tredowski
Why the funding of diversion programs needs to be made independent from the influence of law enforcement and its interests....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 1:36am PDT
textEducational Inequality within Low Income Communities by Axel Garcia
The focus here is on the unequal distribution of public school funding which in turn affects low-income communities....
Posted: Sun, Apr 24, 2022 11:31pm PDT
imageCosta Rica Announces the Expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine
by Todd Steiner
Costa Rica – Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around this biodiversity hotspot. Cocos Island is located approximately 320 miles from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Due to its great biological diversity, the island was declared a national park in 1978....
Posted: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 10:59am PST
imageSuper Political Sunday
by Pat Kunstenaar
West Marin meets in support of Bernie Sanders...
Posted: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 10:12am PST
textCalmly Fighting for a Nonviolent Future by Jose Cervantes, Michaela Goldstein, Olivia Iv
In reviewing nonviolent movements across history, our group realized that practicing non violence can manifest in a many diverse ways. Through our research we came to understand that “nonviolence” is essentially a way of life, as opposed to existing only in single instances or short-lived movements. We will briefly introduce some of the non violent practices currently occurring in Sonoma County, illuminate what motivates these individuals to follow a nonviolent way of life, as well as explore...
Posted: Tue, May 7, 2019 3:44pm PDT
textCaravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 1:57pm PST
textKeep Them Here: A Brief Discussion of Temporary Protected Status by James D'Haiti
This is a brief discussion of the situation that TPS recipients are going through....
Posted: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 1:02pm PST
imageWorldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom
Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations to demand the release of Ahed, imprisoned since 19 December and facing charges before an Israeli military court....
Posted: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 1:34pm PST
textCalifornia Draft Elk Management Plan Lacks Science, Shortchanges Conservation by Center for Biological Diversity
Plan Missing Basic Elk Population Data, Scapegoats Wolves...
Posted: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 9:45pm PST
imageCampaign For Framed Railroad Workers Facing Trial For Lac-Mégantic Wreck
Three railroad workers are on trial in Lac-Mégantic, Canada for causing a massive train wreck that killed 47 people. The real reasons are the destruction of health and safety standards by the companie
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Three railroad workers are on trial in Lac-Mégantic, Canada for causing a massive train wreck that killed 47 people. The real reasons are the destruction of health and safety standards by the companies in the drive for greater profits. They are now targeting the railroad workers as the cause of the catastrophic dangers that they have created by deregulation and union busting....
Posted: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:51am PST
textTurtle Island Statement on OMB Director Candidate Mick Mulvaney by Peter Fugazzotto
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina Representative, for the Office of Management and Budget Director....
Posted: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 9:10am PST
textTurtle Island Statement on EPA Administrator Candidate Scott Pruitt by Peter
In advance of the confirmation hearings with the U.S. Senate, Turtle Island Restoration Network has issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt....
Posted: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 2:19pm PST
textThousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:17am PDT
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