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Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

A lady in black t-shirt and skirt

Thania Garcia

August 30, 2019

Protest art can send a powerful message that in turn serves as a catalyst for cultural shifts. In collaboration with Brooklyn White, a reporter for Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, and more, here is a list of the top five historically influential pieces of clothing in activism.1. The Slogan TeeThe slogan tee made one of...

The Gig Economy

A group of people protesting on campus

Brendan Reed-Crabb and Andrea Esparza

August 30, 2019

The gig economy has created a new wave of activism within the digital world. The work ethics of driving service apps such as Uber and Lyft are highly controversial as former workers are protesting, claiming they have been mistreated and taken advantage of by the companies. Watch the video to learn mo...

Editor-In-Chief Weekly Update: Activism Issue

Illustration by JoJo Despard

Madison Parsley, Editor-In-Chief

August 29, 2019

Madison Parsley, The Sundial's Editor-in-Chief, updates us on what's happening in The Sundial's issue on Activism. Produced by PJ Shahamat ...

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

August 29, 2019

Whether it's #BlackLivesMatter or #MeToo, there’s no doubting the power behind social media in terms of generating awareness about different social movements. This past month, we’ve seen #guncontrol become a trending social media topic after incidents in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. But ac...

Summer 2019’s Heated Social Justice Issues

A protest in downtown LA

Gillian Moran-Perez

August 28, 2019

Summer of 2019 featured a spark of movements fighting for human rights, education, labor rights and even tobacco control. Below are the five movements, in and outside of CSUN, that are worth fighting for.Everybody’s issue is a women’s issue Shira Brown, director of the Women’s Resource Center at CSUN, says that the women’s rights movement has evolved over the years to fight for other people’s lives, e...

Artist Protest: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

August 27, 2019

Check out our curated playlist on Spotify with 10 classic and contemporary songs of our time from rappers, folk singers and rock bands who have all utilized the power of music and words to create social and environmental awareness. Enjoy! "Love It If We Made It" by The 1975 The 1975 are no strangers when it comes to speaking up about politi...

Social Justice Through Art

A librarian

Ivan Salinas

August 27, 2019

Every Tuesday evening Luis Antonio Pichardo hosts the Conchas y Café workshop at the Chicano Resource Center in East Los Angeles, open for adults interested in developing skills through the arts. During a recent meeting, the evening workshop began with discussing a quote by German playwright Be...

From incarceration to higher education

A lady in black T shirt

Gillian Moran-Perez

August 26, 2019

Lily Gonzalez was restarting her life at CSUN when one day she read an article about Danny Murillo, a formerly incarcerated student at UC Berkeley, who founded the Underground Scholars Initiative. After reading the article, she thought, “Wow, people like me do go to school.”As a formerly ...

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