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Revolution Treehouse: Frida Kahlo

Skeleton’s Flower Crown. Art by Astra Medeiros. Welcome to Revolution Treehouse, your corner of the Lawrentian for all things creative, outspoken and changemaking! Art of every form is an evocative and efficient vehicle for political ideas, ranging from the protest music of the Vietnam War era to the graffiti transformation of confederate monu- ments during

Historically White: Lawrence University’s first BIPOC President

From the founding of Lawrence University to President Mark Burstein, the university has largely consisted of a white administration. Lawrence University was founded by Amos A. Lawrence, a wealthy merchant from Groton, Massachusetts, about 35 miles northwest of Boston. Amos was a descendant of John Lawrence, who was the first of the family to arrive

Angelica Ross attends the WorldPride Opening Ceremony Benefit Concert at the Barclays Center

Black History Month: Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross. Photo by Lev Radin. Angelica Ross, 40, is a self-made transwoman, veteran and actress who advocates for transgender and nonbinary rights and access to work (Advocate, 2015). She was born in Kenosha, Wisc. and raised in Racine, Wisc. where she finished high school. While growing up, Ross was disparaged by her mother, an

Digital collage with a mirror ball, high heel shoe, two models with black bars across their eyes, and the word "POSE"

POSE

As a tribute to the American historical drama television series, “Pose,” Astra Medeiros created this image entitled “ballroom.” The critically acclaimed series explores the lives of Black and Latino LGBTQ+ individuals immersed in New York City’s drag ball culture during the AIDS crisis. Activist Angelica Ross, four other transwomen of color and Billy Porter star

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