All posts tagged: human rights

Protest Frenzy

This week was a whirlwind of new adventures, I feel as if I am finally a true Wahingtonian, now that I’ve been to my first protests. How it started was oddly unexpected though. Many of the girls on my floor are latino or hispanic and they were all making posters in our lounge. I asked them what they were planning on doing, they told me they were going to a protest. Immediately I wanted to go, not initially interested in why, but simply to witness the process. They told me that I had to wear all black and that we would meet at the metro station. Sounded a bit shady but, hey, it was a protest after all. I had fun needless to say, and I fell in love with the cause. The protest was about Venezuela, and how the government is ignoring not only the basic and fundamental human rights but also its people. Several students who were protesting the government were a couple of days before we decided to protest. To show our …

My first week at my first DC job

My very first week at IPS (Institute for Policy Studies) was thrilling, I’m glad I work somewhere where my coworkers and bosses have a passion for making the world a better place, and where I can learn how to contribute as well. I work in the department for Development and Fundraising under Angelique Been, together we plan on expanding the company and helping it become more organized and well-known. My very first day on the job I got to sit in on a conference meeting where I got to listen to what the director felt we needed to be focusing on, and how we need to understand what the president is giving executive orders for. Afterwards I met the director of foreign policy and got an orientation of the floor from one of my coworkers. I also learned about the Split this Rock Festival, and I’ve become really passionate about it, at the festival there will be open mics , slam poetry and activism through panel discussions and more. I volunteered to help spread the …