Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown

by Yana Makuwa and Katie O’Brien Phoebe Brown is a prolific activist and organizer in the Ithaca community. She is involved with many local nonprofits and justice movements, including the local chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, the Multicultural Resource Center at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cayuga Medical Center, Greenstar Community Projects, TC Food Policy Council, and Ban-the-Box. Last year, Phoebe Brown ran for mayor as a … Continue reading Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown

One-Fight-Oh!

Celebrating 150 years of protest at Cornell By Melvin Li For many people around the world, February 2015 marked the start of the Year of the Sheep—a time of peace, promise, and prosperity. But at Cornell University, that month turned out to be something else altogether. On February 5, 2015, President Skorton sent a lengthy email to all Cornell students announcing that, beginning in the fall, … Continue reading One-Fight-Oh!