Category Archives: Race & Social Justice Posts

Congratulations to Our New Member Candidates!

Welcome and congratulations to our 2017-2018 member candidates: Alexander Alvarez Juanita Solis Dina Sarver Cecilia Criddle Alyssa D’Bazo Sara Ptachik Candelario Saldana Briseno Jacob Koffsky Oscar Campos Amanda Wydler Alexa Antin Thomas Voracek Misael Chacon Brenda Phang Adrienne Harreveld Juliee Conde We know that our new member candidates will make great contributions to the Race […]

Discretion and Discrimination: Civil Citations versus Arrests for Marijuana Possession

by: Regan Woodbury On June 30th, 2015 Miami-Dade commissioners voted “to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering—by issuing a citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal justice system.”[1] The measure passed by a 10-3 margin and allows for this arrest-alternative in possession […]

The Lies we tell Underprivileged Communities: The Façade of the Community Redevelopment Agency in the City of South Miami

by: Brittany Thomas Marshall Williamson is a neighborhood in within the City of South Miami. The area is named after Marshall Williamson, an early African-American settler of South Florida. [1] The neighborhood is one of the first African-American communities in South Florida and maintains the African-American heritage today. In 1997, after years of neglect, the […]

A Sweeping Ban Causes Tension Within Federal Government

by: Roman Sarangoulis With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump’s Executive Order established a ban on immigrants seeking refuge in America.[1] The Executive Order will be suspending the entry of all refugees attempting to enter the United States for 120 days.[2] Syrian refugees specifically will be barred indefinitely, and entry into the United […]