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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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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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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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My Journey to Become a Peacemaker

  I do not know that I can pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I needed to work toward become a peacemaker.  I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic school for nearly my entire K-12 school career (I went to public school for 6 months in Texas).  The overarching theme that I remember through all of my childhood was […]

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Utah Women’s March Schedule

There are a vast number of events going on to coincide with protests regarding Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. The national march is January 21, 2017  – Women’s March on Washington https://www.facebook.com/events/1811012359168622/ I have gathered the information on the local events I have found here for you to easily access the information and attend. January 20, 2017 Friday at […]

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Utah’s Guest Worker Bill: Too Small to Solve Problems within the Immigration System

In March 2011 the state of Utah became the first to pass legislation that has the potential to significantly change the debate trajectory on immigration.  House Bill 116 (HB 116) modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code by creating a program for “Guest Workers” which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain work permits for the state of Utah.  Recently, the Act […]

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Call for Guest Authors

Geeks4Justice is seeking guest authors to write pieces on issues of social justice.  If you are interested in composing a piece to be featured on the blog please send your proposal to geeks4justice@gmail.com or use this Google Form to enter the info. I am seeking out articles on issues of immigration (if you are “illegal” – I do not like that […]

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Event Announcement: Geeky Social Justice Art Show!!

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 visit the invite to this event on Facebook. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages. We are also […]

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100 Days of Resistance – Part 3

First, I want to start by saying that I wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  This is the Year of Resistance against injustice, read along and find out what you can do during Trump’s first 100 days in office to resist any injustices that he and his administration may attempt. This is part 3 of a 4 part series. […]