Category Archives: Activism

Turn Up! Turn Down for What? A Message to Chicago Teens

By Tina Fakhrid-Deen The catchphrase for 2013 seems to be TUTDFW or “Turn up! Turn Down for What?” The phrase “turn up” was initially used as a party term, meaning to get really wild and party hard. However, now it … Continue reading

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Obama and Gay Marriage – Is equality really debatable?

This morning, the doorman in my office building quietly shoved today’s RedEye newspaper in my hand and whispered, “Do you support Obama in his latest decision to support gay marriage?” I loudly responded, “My mother is gay.” He looked around … Continue reading

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Force for Good

I’ve linked arms with a wonderful new organization, Moms Clean Air Force. The mission of MCAF is to bring parents together to fight against pollution and for our children’s future. If we don’t protect the environment, who will? If we don’t protect our children, who will? I’m stepping up to the call to be more present in this fight. Will you join me? 

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