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On Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau believed that there was a higher law that demands obedience from people. That higher law could be a god, love, peace, whatever. But there is also human law stemming from the government. In cases where the two are at odds, then the individual has a duty to disregard human law if it is unjust and violates the […]

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Call for Writers

I’m looking for writers who would like to contribute to Geeks4Justice. Essentially any topic under the realm of social justice is acceptable for Geeks4Justice. Articles should be opinion supported with evidence so that it has an academic feel, or entirely academic in nature, so e can back up our claims. Style can be Chicago, Turabian, or any other as long […]

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Last Call for Artists and Panelists!

Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice themed art show at Watchtower Cafe running June 9, 2017-July 2, 2017? If so please accept the invite to this event. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages, please message me for a […]

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Call for Artists

Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice themed art show at Watchtower Cafe running June 9, 2017-July 7, 2017? Art must be geeky and social justice themed.  If so please accept the invite to this event on our Facebook page. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages. We are also planning on getting together a few panels to talk about social justice issues at the time of the opening. You can register as an artist here: http://bit.ly/2iQo2eV and fill out the artist agreement with Watchtower – available here as a PDF ArtistGalleryConsignmentAgreement (1). Just download and fill it out, return […]

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Theories: Social Construction and Islamic Feminism

At first glance the case of Sahur appears as if it is easy to analyze but as I read the linked article in depth I realized how complicated the case has become as knowledge of the events gained worldwide coverage.  There are various patters of rights violations and domestic abuse that opened the door internationally in a call for social change […]

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Seeking Guest Authors and Artists!

Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice themed art show at Watchtower Cafe running June 9, 2017-July 2, 2017? If so please accept the invite to this event. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages. We are also planning on […]

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Lessons from Horizon Zero Dawn

Over the last week I have been watching a great deal of Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay on Twitch.  The game itself is beautifully created with a variety of vast and dangerous environments.  The story is one that provides a deep series of lessons that we need to be paying attention to today. There may be spoilers for Horizon Zero Dawn […]

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Geeks4Justice Upcoming and Current Eves

Geeks4Justice – Gaming for Charity is currently fundraising for the International Rescue Committee.  You can visit my Twitch channel to donate while I stream or you can donate directly to the fundraiser by clicking on the image below: ART SHOW!!! Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice […]

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Lessons from Saint Francis of Assisi

I have been wanting to write this post for several days now but have been struggling with the words I want to use.  Donald Trump and his administration terrify me.  They have managed to bring fascism and hate to the forefront of American politics and it is unacceptable.  As a professional in the realm of history with an emphasis on […]

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Refugees – Part 3

Practice Hate and anger are deeply held and very personal feelings that each participant will likely define and describe differently.    It will be essential to Syrian refugee populations to acknowledge these emotions and find ways to cooperate within their society in order to ensure that retributive violence does not occur because of hatred.  I believe that the practice of facilitation […]

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Refugees – Part 2

Theory First, we must address the nature of human rights and forced migration and the theoretical standards of human rights.  On January 6, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt delivered his Four Freedom’s Speech in which he declared that everyone, everywhere had the right to freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship God, freedom from want and freedom from fear (Roosevelt, 1941).  […]

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Refugees – Part One

Introduction War destroys more than just physical landscapes and buildings.  War destroys lives in a myriad of heartbreaking courses of action; one is the creation of refugees.  Today, due to the violence in Syria, there are thousands of refugees massing in Jordan.  Refugees are defined by the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees as: A person who ‘owing to well-founded fear or being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country. Of these refugees many are young adults or children who have begun […]

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Call to Action: Dakota Access Pipeline

If you’re deeply concerned about Trump’s executive order to renegotiate the Dakota Access Pipeline (and you should be), here is a very simple call to action. He likely has financial ties to this project so it is more important than ever that he opens his tax returns so we can all see his conflicts of interest front and center. Please […]

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Week 1: Action Plan

I found this on Facebook and believe it is an excellent resource for the Geeks4Justice community.  You can find this at http://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/ What to Do This Week of Jan 22, 2017 Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience There are 21 months to mid-term elections. Let’s get cracking! The intention of this weekly document is to make clear suggestions for action backed by well-considered research. If an issue doesn’t affect you, consider whether you would support this issue on behalf of other Americans and act accordingly. Although these topics have been well researched and are intended to be helpful, they are still subject to human error. Please do your own research! If you’d like get this checklist weekly, sign up here: http://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/ I […]