Although in last week’s post I had discussed the relative absence of the issue of homelessness from political dialogue and conversation, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Duke was taking part in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, hosting various events across campus. I decided to attend a discussion of panelists from different non-profit organizations dedicated to providing support and services to at-risk members of the Durham community.
This week, I not only learned about international regulations and policies regarding the Mediterranean migration crisis, but also had the extremely jarring experience of watching real-time footage of a rescue mission during a presentation by Professor Niels Frenzen, the USC Gould School of Law and photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi.
Recently, I attended a panel discussion at Duke Law School about the recent repeal of HB 2 and its implications for the trans community and a guest lecture by Khaled Beydoun, a professor at Detroit Mercy School of Law, regarding his research on Islamophobia. I found a central theme in both lectures of the pressure marginalized groups face to change or conceal factors of their identity in order to avoid discrimination and even death.
@BarackObama@MarthasTableorg I met Obama during the government shutdown in 2013.
He stopped by on a weekday to say how great it is that we were volunteering, but he’d rather folks be back at work instead of being furloughed.
I told him I was indefinitely furloughed, AKA unemployed 🙃
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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