Sarah Colome

Sarah Colomè is an educator, advocate and the SOARS Booking Director for A Long Walk Home, Inc. Based in Chicago, she has traveled both nationally and internationally as a competitive collegiate public speaker and now coaches students on topics related to social justice and diversity, health education, sexual violence and persuasive speaking. Currently a professor at DePaul University, Colomè teaches a course on issues of multiculturalism and identity. In addition to her work, she serves on the Board for Chicago Women's Health Center, and volunteers as a medical advocate empowering sexual violence survivors on behalf of Rape Victim Advocates, a local rape crisis organization in Chicago.
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Power, Race and Police: Deconstructing Ferguson

The US must urgently address the historical and ongoing problem of police violence against communities of color. On August 9, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. To many, this may sound like a tragic accident. Others may assume it was simply the manifestation of crime and punishment. In reality, the death of... Continue Reading

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Abortion: A Zero Sum Game?

Michigan's "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act" discriminates against trauma survivors. Ever one of the most controversial political topics, abortion has held a strong byline in US media since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973. This time, Michigan is taking the lead in establishing policy shifts regarding reproductive justice and health care access when, on December 11, the state... Continue Reading

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Education in the Red: The Escalation of Student-Loan Debt

Facing a floundering economy, American graduates are being forced into a perpetual cycle of student-loan debt and underemployment that will not be resolved without a significant reassessment of American higher education. The imposition of debt on the lives of all, but particularly young people in the United States, is increasingly becoming a significant factor in career path decisions for... Continue Reading

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Occupy Chicago: Bridging the Gap

The six-month-old Occupy Movement in Chicago seemed to have gone into hibernation, but it is back for action with the arrival of spring. Reinvigorated by the upcoming NATO summit in May, Occupy Chicago is arranging itself to deliver serious civil participation and vocalized dissatisfaction this summer. Though not entirely dissipated, Occupy Chicago was relatively quiet over the winter.... Continue Reading

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Framing the Debate: Religion and Contraception

An analysis of the self-imposed limitations of politicians when discussing polarizing issues of health and religion. What Democrats have coined as a “War on Women,” has catapulted from an initial policy shift requiring employers to cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans, to a slew of legislation aimed at preserving religious freedoms. In each political arena,... Continue Reading

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