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VIEWPOINT: Call for a Humanitarian Ceasefire

VIEWPOINT: Call for a Humanitarian Ceasefire

By Saeed Samra February 8, 2024

Four months after the tragic events of Oct. 7, Israel continues its siege on Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with its aggressive assaults. Home to about 2.2 million people...

Prisons and Justice Initiative Publishes 2023 Report, Celebrates Year of Education and Exoneration

By Madison Fox-Moore January 19, 2024

On Jan. 11, the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) released its annual report, which detailed a year of exoneration, education and expansion. Established in 2016 to provide...

National Park Service Clears McPherson Square Encampment

National Park Service Clears McPherson Square Encampment

By Julia Butler February 24, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS) – a federal government agency managing national parks, monuments and other properties – cleared unhoused residents out of Washington, D.C.’s McPherson Square on Feb....

Georgetown Launches Institute for Environmental Justice

Georgetown Launches Institute for Environmental Justice

By Laetitia Haddad February 24, 2022

Georgetown University announced Feb. 15 the launch of the Earth Commons Institute, which focuses on strengthening the university’s engagement with the environment.  Through research, education...

LANCE: Implement Community-Based Reparations

LANCE: Implement Community-Based Reparations

By Mark Lance February 11, 2021

White supremacy infects the social fabric of U.S. life in ways both broad and deep: a result of an enormous number of habitual modes of interaction and institutionalized practices.  We meet and...

VIEWPOINT: Make Yourself Uncomfortable

VIEWPOINT: Make Yourself Uncomfortable

By Alexis Smith June 3, 2020

Since 1619, Black Americans have been an afterthought while the white appetite rages constantly for more. Black Americans have been left alone to break the perpetual cycle of lack of opportunity that...

VIEWPOINT: Changing Perceptions on the GU272 Referendum

By Javon Price April 23, 2019

On April 11, the Georgetown University undergraduate student body overwhelmingly voted “yes” to the referendum, establishing a board of trustees to “directly better the lives of the descendants of...

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Healthy food advocacy nonprofit D.C. Greens organizes programs to develop urban agriculture and combat food insecurity in D.C.

DC Government Overlooks Food Insecurity, Health Advocate Says

By Julie Guan November 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. lawmakers are neglecting the city’s problems with food insecurity, said Lauren Shweder Biel, executive director and co-founder of a healthy food advocacy nonprofit, at an event at...

VIEWPOINT: ‘A Survivor Will Never Forget’: Sexual Assault in the Georgetown Neighborhood

By Anonymous October 19, 2018

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault in the Georgetown neighborhood. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After my best friend was raped last year, I thought a...

BOISVERT: Searching for Justice in Guantanamo Bay

By Caroline Boisvert February 7, 2018

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a place where time stands still. In December 2017, I travelled to Guantanamo, the U.S. Naval base home to the United States’ most notorious detention center, as a nongovernmental...

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VIEWPOINT: In Relentless Pursuit of Justice

By Allyn Rosenberger May 19, 2017

Georgetown, my heart. Thank you. Thank you for surrounding me with passionate, intelligent, driven and justice-seeking people. Thank you for teaching me the importance of speaking up and speaking...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her life experiences and perspective on gender equality on Thursday.

Justice Ginsburg Denounces Unconscious Gender Bias

By Tara Subramaniam April 27, 2017

The law should not prevent women from pursuing their aspirations, said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a discussion in Gaston Hall yesterday. Society’s perception of women has...

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