As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine

Art by Mike Nicholsen As our communities confront the reality of COVID-19 and a recession, there is increasing clarity that low-income people and communities of color face both disportionately high rates of illness and death from the virus, and greater financial vulnerability. But our ability to meet the severe challenge of this moment is hamperedContinue reading “As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine”

UW joins list of schools divesting from coal

The UW is officially divesting from coal, following the examples of schools like Stanford University and the University of Maine. The commotion surrounding Thursday’s divestment vote began with a rally in Red Square.  At first, it appeared that Divest UW, the group advocating for and working with the UW to divest, was going to haveContinue reading “UW joins list of schools divesting from coal”

Women activists discuss exploitive companies

International Women’s Day was celebrated early Monday night in Thomson Hall. “We thought we’d save you from finals week,” joked Ben Wiselogle, organizer and Oxfam member, after noting that International Women’s Day is actually March 8. The event sought to highlight the work of two women activists fighting against mining and exploitation in West Africa.Continue reading “Women activists discuss exploitive companies”

Exhibit preview: Kirsten Gallery: Byron Birdsall’s ‘Life is Now, Art is Forever,’ Diana Friend’s ‘Pacific Turnings’

Paintings of the outdoors cover Kirsten Gallery’s walls. The gallery is additionally laden with intricate wooden bowls and carvings. Though these works were created by two different artists, they undoubtedly belong together, uniting tangible pieces of wood with intangible depictions of the environment. Via The Daily