Articles by Erin West

14 articles found.

“Private” Violence, Public Concern

Jeff Sessions’ Disregard for Decades of Women’s and Migrants’ Rights Activism

News, Sep 15 2018

by Erin West

“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum.” In …

Barefoot: How to Live Well in Hard Times

A tribute to Mark Baumer

Metro, Feb 02 2018

by Erin West

The following are excerpts from Mark’s various work, pulled largely from his blog, Barefoot Across America. 1. Believe in the future: …

Bringing It Home

Rosa Parks’ house for public history and political action

Metro, Nov 03 2017

by Kerrick Edwards & Erin West

content warning: racism, police violence This coming March, Providence will become a home for a memorial to one of the most …

Dear Indy...

Features, Sep 29 2017

by Lisa Borst, Will Tavlin & Erin West

Dear Indy, Thoughts on PDA? LB: Despite long being an object of public scrutiny, regulation, judgment, and fantasy, the thing about …

Farm to Bargaining Table

The farmworker fight against exploitation by fast food

Features, Apr 07 2017

by Mitchell Johnson & Erin West

“Wendy’s, escucha la voz del pueblo porque nosotros somos el pueblo y nosotros demandamos justicia,” farmworker Lupe Gonzalo announced to a …

Getting Closer

Changing feminisms on a Virginia 'Commune'

Features, Feb 03 2017

by Erin West

It’s 9:00 AM in Virginia. The sun has just started to dry the dewy fields of Twin Oaks, an income-sharing intentional …

We Are Not Paris

State Violence in Turkey

News, Apr 22 2016

by Ilgin Korugan & Erin West

On January 10, 2016, over 1,128 Turkish and foreign academics, including Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk as well as US scholars Noam …

Overdue Notice

Labor Grievances in Brown University’s Changing Libraries

Metro, Mar 04 2016

by Erin West & Will Tavlin

In February 2016, Brown University completed its full scale renovations of the John D. Rockefeller Library’s ground floor. A new lobby …


Corporation Dollars Meet Taxpayer Dimes

Metro, Oct 02 2015

by Erin West

A man with a PawSox baseball cap held a poster board with a bold Sharpie message: “STOP THE STADIUM MADNESS.” His …

ASCII ME Another

How to Text Better

Science & Technology, Sep 18 2015

by Erin West

On October 6, 1960, the American Standards Association (ASA) inaugurated the mysterious “X3” committee; a group tasked with determining the standard …

ASCII Me Another

In Pursuit of Perfect Punctuation

Science & Technology, May 01 2015

by Erin West

On October 6, 1960, a committee from the American Standards Association (fittingly and mysteriously called the “X3” committee) drew up the …

Separation by Design

Metro, Apr 03 2015

by Erin West

This fall, the Providence Public School Department will open two new specialty high schools with the help of a $3 million …

Downtown: Feels Like Home?

Metro, Feb 13 2015

by Erin West

Late in January, on a day that hit zero degrees with wind chill, I stomped my feet to keep warm outside …

Flavor of the Month: Activism

A conversation with Keith Cooper, founder of Providence Granola Project

Metro, Nov 14 2014

by Erin West

In the corner of my closet, the Treasu(RED) Gap shirt that was so cute during seventh grade sits dejectedly alongside its …