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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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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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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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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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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. […]

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100 Days of Resistance – Part 2

This is part 2 of a 4 part series.  You can read Part 1 right here. With 2017 just around the corner it is time for those of us who believe in human rights, the power of love, and the power of standing up for what we believe to begin to create our plan of action to resist and rebel against Trump and his administration.  This post has been designed with the idea to provide you with 100 different actions that you can participate in during the first 100 days of Trump’s administration.  These acts will vary in difficulty and participation level, some can be done with others, some are solo missions.  All will help us resist the Trump administration. […]

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Rogue One: The Battle for Hope

Please be aware that there are potential spoilers in this article.  If you have not seen Rogue One and wish to remain unspoiled please read after you have seen the movie. Last night, I had the opportunity to see Rogue One with my husband.  Rogue One is a tale of the battle for Hope. Hope, seems like a loaded word […]