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Feminist Bookstore Starts a New Chapter
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Feminist Bookstore Starts a New Chapter

Women & Children First is rewriting history. The independent feminist bookstore in Andersonville is undergoing major renovations, including a change in management, a revamped interior and updated programs. Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon founded the bookstore in 1979 to create an inclusive environment for gender empowerment. In 1989, the bookstore moved from Lincoln Park to Andersonville, a Chicago … Continue reading

Loom Chicago Stiches Together Cultural Boundaries
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Loom Chicago Stiches Together Cultural Boundaries

The third floor of the Berry Methodist Church houses crates of yarn, sewing machines and a rack of tie-dyed scarfs. Women fleeing from war, poverty, politics or natural disasters meet here once a week to create handmade products to earn an income. Loom Chicago, a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program, hires Chicago artists to teach members how … Continue reading

Confusion on Campus: the Next Steps for Loyola’s Referenda
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Confusion on Campus: the Next Steps for Loyola’s Referenda

On March 25, students opened their school email accounts to vote on the Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) elections and purposed policies. The two referenda—the Magis Scholarship and the switch to the Metropolis Coffee Company—passed, but their futures remain uncertain. The Magis Scholarship is a fund to provide financial aid to undocumented Loyola students. … Continue reading

4 Social Justice Facts You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day
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4 Social Justice Facts You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day

Almost 40 percent of the world’s population celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, according to History.com. But many may not know of the tradition’s social justice and activism roots. With the holiday just around the corner, celebrators can brush up on their Irish knowledge with these four facts. 1. Saint Patrick used to be a slave Saint Patrick, … Continue reading

Loyola Hillel Faces Tension on Campus
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Loyola Hillel Faces Tension on Campus

Loyola University Chicago’s Hillel faces tension as the international Palestinian-Israeli conflict roots itself at the university.   The Jewish social organization hosts celebrations, holocaust remembrances, Jewish awareness weeks, theological panels and documentary viewings on campus. The strain between Hillel and Loyola’s Students for Justice in Palestine deepened after an incident last year. In September, Hillel set up a … Continue reading