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Activist, Civil Rights Icon Grace Lee Boggs’ Historic Detroit Home to Become a Museum

The home of late activist couple James and Grace Lee Boggs on Detroit’s East Side is slated to become a community museum, the James and Grace Lee Boggs Foundation announced last week.

What to know: The museum is expected to open in 2023 or 2024. It will focus on the Boggs’ activism for civil rights, labor, ecology and justice movements, as well as their “influence on younger generations of activists, artists, educators, policymakers and humanitarians,” according to Detriot Metro Times.

Artist Drue Kataoka Helps Crowdfund to Protect Asian Elders, Change Hate Crime Laws

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Japanese American visual artist and activist Drue Kataoka has organized a fundraiser to support the Asian American Federation, a non-profit organization that aims to end discrimination and violence toward the Asian community.

The recent surge in anti-Asian violence is alarming. Racism is killing us & targeting the elderly. 👉Support the vital work of @AAFederation a non-profit directly TACKLING THE HATE CRIME issue head on:https://t.co/0HTiTOXvNr@CurtisSChin @jaesonma @DavidChiu @yuhline @joeyng

Activist Praises Asian Woman’s ‘Use of Her White Privilege’ to Help Protect Black Protester

Activist Ebony Janice Moore took to Instagram on Friday to highlight how an Asian woman used her “White privilege” in protecting a Black man from police during a courtroom meeting that erupted into a protest last week.

Moore, the womanist scholar and activist behind The Free People Project, posted a video on Instagram featuring protesters at the Sacramento City Council board meeting about the case of Stephon Clark on Tuesday night.

Chinese Activist Missing After Being Taken By Police From His Home During Live Phone Interview

Sun Wenguang, a retired economics professor from Shandong University and a rights activist, reportedly went missing after police barged into his home in Jinan, the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province, during a live television phone interview.

The 84-year-old rights activist recently appeared live on a Mandarin-language show that is being funded by the United State government, “Voice of America,” according to The New York Times.

Child Bride Uses Facebook Posts to Get Her Marriage to Alcoholic Husband Annulled in India

Sushila Bishnoi, a former child bride from Rajasthan, India, recently took to Facebook to help convince a court that she was illegally married while she was still a minor.

Bishnoi reportedly struggled to convince the court to dissolve her marriage with her husband on the grounds that they were still underage when the ceremony happened, New York Post reported.

5 Ways You Can Make Social Change Without Really Trying

Inactivism. Slacktivism. Whatever you want to call it, the terms refer to people who want to make social change while doing the absolute bare minimum (or nothing at all but think they’re helping).

To actual activists, this can be frustrating; they’re out there “pounding the pavement” so to speak, volunteering and doing the dirty work while others sit idly by yet demand change. And while we definitely think that hard work needs to be done, we get it — life gets in the way, and who has time for commitment, amirite or amirite?

Bangladeshi Teen Gets into Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on College Essay

An 18-year-old Bangladeshi-American named Ziad Ahmed got the biggest surprise of his life when was got accepted to Stanford University after he wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on his college essay, according to the Telegraph.

Ahmed said that on the essay portion of his college application, he was asked “What matters to you? And why?” The self-confessed activist took the opportunity to amplify his voice and wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times.