Amongst the myriad of prospects and hopes that we carry for this new year, it is important to remember the role that we all play in dismantling institutions built on oppression. As we move forward, Catalyst urges us all to continue to strive towards a more just and equitable society.
The need for action on Human Rights is at an all-time high—and our set of pieces selected for this week aspire to demonstrate the various ways that organizations and individuals have worked to push back against growing inequities present across the world. In the end, we hope that these articles will fuel a sense of empowerment, ultimately showing that bottoms-up activism remains alive and well, despite trying times.
Our team organized an interview with Xiying Xu to talk about her article “Butterfly (2004) and Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Collective Movements” which will be featured in the Spring 2019 edition of Chrysalis. In her article, she compares the movie Butterfly to Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy movements.
Our team met with Weeam Ben Rejeb to talk about her upcoming article “Disasters as Opportunities: The Disaster Capitalism Pitfall” in the Spring 2019 edition of Chrysalis. Her article explores the ways in which disaster relief has become characterized by capitalist ventures.
The Catalyst team met with Marie Lemieux to discuss her upcoming article “Mother of the World: Politics of Transnational Female Childcare Provider Immigration” in the upcoming Spring 2019 edition of Chrysalis. Her article explores the dynamics of transnational childcare providers and how the process can be both disempowering and empowering for the childcare providers.
Our team interviewed Hilliard Wolfe to discuss his article “The Decline of Manufacturing as a Proportion of GDP in South Africa, Contextualized and Explained” in the upcoming Spring 2019 edition of Chrysalis. In his article, Hilliard analyses the manufacturing industry in South Africa.
The Catalyst team had the pleasure of interviewing Alanna Sereboff to talk about her upcoming article “Making America Afraid Again: The Criminalization and Securitization of Migration in Post-9/11 America” in the Spring 2019 issue of Chrysalis. Her article looks at the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations in the United States and their policies regarding immigration and refugees.
Our team met with Emma Sitland to talk about her upcoming piece “Women’s Social Movements in West Africa: What Makes a Success Story?” in the Spring 2019 edition of Chrysalis. Her article looks at women’s social movements in Liberia and Sierra Leone.