33+ Suggestions for Action After Zimmerman Verdict


FROM DENISEMPLS: I’ve been angry, heart-broken, and silent since the not guilty verdict was announced July 13. Frustration without action is dangerous. Finally, this Jamie Utt’s Change from Within blog offers actions all of us can take to move past our grief, and to do our part to create a society that values people of all colors.

Change From Within

In the days since George Zimmerman’s acquittal was announced, I have been at a loss for words.  And perhaps that’s good.  I have shared a lot of other people’s words, most of them feminist activists of Color, and in this time, perhaps those are the voices that most need to be heard.  There is not much I can say right now, nor is there much I should say.  Now is the time for people like me – people of race, class, and gender privilege – to listen.

As we listen and reflect, though, it is important that we are not simply get stuck in despair and inaction.  Collection action toward justice is truly the only thing that will ensure the travesty of the death of Travon Martin (and the injustice in our “justice” system that it represents) is not lost or forgotten.

And so, in the midst of my…

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Need A Burst Of Motivation?


Usually I am full of energy this time of year. The warm – sometime hot – weather and the abundant sunshine naturally get my engines revving. Ian BrittonTypically, I’m busting with motivation to be more physically active, revitalize my social calendar, take on home improvement project, tackle a professional development project or learn something for fun. Not this year. It’s been unusually rainy and cold in the Twin Cities. I’m starting to wonder if spring will ever come … Instead of waiting for an external factor to motivate me, like the weather, it’s time to stop making excuses and rev my own engine, so to speak. Care to join me?

What Employers Aren’t Saying


Truth #2: If you did do something wrong during the interview, an employer probably would not tell you. They would just send you a rejection letter. So what are employers not telling you?