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ENGL 105 - The Activist: Web Resources

Web Resources

Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

It Get's Better Project  

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. 

 

March for Our Lives   Go to March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives is a movement started by the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018

 

Polaris Project Home

The Polaris Project utilizes a victim centered model to help survivors and pursue traffickers where they operate. For the pst 10 years Polaris has run the Nation Human Trafficking Hotline, working on some 40,000 cases and building one of the largest data sets on human trafficking. 

 

The Interference Archive 

The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production ansocial movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including as exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements. 

 

Web Searching

Google search 

To search for multiple concepts: 
- use ORs between words for the same concept, 
- use quotes (" ") around phrases.
-  Google does not use the *

To limit to a specific domain, use site: in front of the domain name (no spaces)

site:.edu   will limit a search to just .edu sites 
site:.edu OR site:.gov   will limit a search to either .edu or .gov sites
-site:.com  will exclude .com sites

Complete search example: 

art "political dissidence" site:edu filetype:pdf

art "political dissidence" site:nytimes.com

To limit to a specific websiteuse site: in front of the website address (no spaces)

The Atlantic           (theatlantic.com)

The New Yorker     (newyorker.com)

NPR                       (npr.org)

New York Times     (nytimes.com) 

Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)