Greenhouse Book Club

Protest Mag & friends have started a book club. The first book we’re reading is Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown. The book focuses on radical help of self, society, and the planet. The AK Press says "this book teaches us to map, assess, and learn from the swirling structures around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen."

If you’re in New Orleans this month, RSVP to our first meetup on July 28th. We’ll share the exact location a week before the meetup date so please be sure to leave your email or phone number for updates.

The Introduction chapter of Emergent Strategy is the focus of our first meeting. We’ll use meeting #1 to encourage members of the book club to get to know each other a little bit, too. If you don’t read the Introduction of Emergent Strategy before our meeting, it's OKAY. The reading isn't mandatory, there will be plenty of chances for you to jump into conversation regardless.

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Stay Up: Minority Mental Heath Month

July is Minority Mental Health Month, founded by Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the mental health of Americans. Mental Health America chose identity as the theme of this year-- the focus is on the intersections of our identities and the impact that has on our mental health.   

We all love a good podcast. Protest found a few created by women of color that concentrate on mental health and wellness for marginalized people. Today, we bring you Black Therapist Podcast, formerly known as Black In Therapy.

Nikita Banks’ podcast focuses on mental wellness for people of color and approaches mental .health discussions from a culturally relevant perspective.

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Let human rights live

My goal is to transmute my uneasiness to critical action. If I was put on Earth to spread helpful info on resources in aid for the under served, than I better get to it. Listed below are a few organizations that inspired me to feel strong rather than discomfort.

Some grassroots movements that deserve support-

RAICES is an award-winning nonprofit that provides underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas. The organization is a timely resource to support given the concentration camps and horrors at the border. RAICES received three out of four stars from the Charity Navigator and a platinum seal of transparency from the charity watchdog, GuideStar. RAICES is currently staffed with 50ish lawyers who helped issue lawsuits and complains on behalf of detained families. 

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Seeking Submissions - Protest's Communication Issue

Protest’s Second Project - Call for Writers

Big-name media publications shouldn't reign the direction of journalism. Stories pushed by those in power are typically chosen based on it’s potential to build capital. With a motive like this, the exclusion and bias we see in journalism is perpetuated and only those in power reap the benefits, not the audience it's meant to serve. And, to no one's surprise, important stories go untold.

Time has shown that everyday people have perspectives worth paying attention to and news worth sharing. Protest is excited to read your essays related to the expansive the field of journalism.

Ever find yourself acting as a journalist for your community?

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