Social Justice

OP-ED: Get Schooled: The Fight to Save Public Education in Texas

Before the pandemic, educator and activist Clarissa Riojas felt that teaching was her dream. It wasn’t until 2020 that her vision for public education in Texas soured. The inequities in the educational system surfaced, leaving teachers, students, and communities alike demoralized. Clarissa speaks further about the journey to advocate for the future of public schools in Texas.

The Radical Root

Be a radical radicle and join our Roots Break Walls Campaign! Our first workshop explores identity, conservation, and healing remedies through art and poetry. Join us on March 11th from 1-4 PM at the National Butterfly Center.

Volunteer To Help Immigrant Children Affected By Title 42

This month, President Biden announced the expansion of Title 42, which will deny asylum to immigrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua. In response, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is working hard to advocate for the rights and interests of immigrant children affected through their Child Advocate Program.

Removing South Texas One Book At A Time

801 books have been banned in the state of Texas. Eight hundred and one stories will never be told in twenty-two school districts, stories that will never give a chance to entertain, educate, or challenge readers in our education system. This hurts our students in ways that we haven’t been able to fully comprehend.

A Very Beary Good Time

In this exclusive interview, we spoke with Abraham Hinojosa-Villarreal, a board member of the RGV Bears, about their First Annual RGV Leather Weekend, Valley Aids Council’s Love, Leather, and Lace Market, and the crowning for the Mr. Leather RGV Pageant.

Commentary: In Solidarity with Bekah Hinojosa Against SpaceX

Almost a year later, Rebekah Hinojosa is scheduled to make her first appearance in court in February for, allegedly, vandalizing city property. Rebekah was arrested and charged with a Class B Misdemeanor and was publicly doxxed by Mayor Trey Mendez social media account. Was she targeted for her activism against SpaceX?

Repro Rights: Where Are We Now?

This past Sunday, January 22nd, people all over the country marched for what would’ve been Roe v. Wade’s 50th anniversary. Throughout this time, we reflect upon what abortion and reproductive rights mean to us.

The Outdoors Isn’t Just for White People

The peace of being surrounded by the natural world should be an experience accessible to all. Recognizing that the recreational system historically was built on oppression means there is a need to dismantle the effects of racism that have affected communities of color.