social justice

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Offers Class on 'Surviving the Aftermath'

Officer Betty Shelby says her class is all about helping other cops who are "victimized by anti-police groups and tried in the court of public opinion."
Drew Schwartz
8.28.18
Black Women Making History

LA's 'Pot Czar' Cares Who Cashes in on Legal Weed

Cat Packer is the executive director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation. She's using her office to rectify the failures of the war on drugs.
Justin Caffier
2.23.18
Film

Dolores Huerta, the Mexican American Activist Who Invented 'Yes We Can,' Is Still Fighting

A new documentary seeks to set the record straight on the 4'11" feminist foremother's tremendous contributions.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
11.3.17
body painting

Women of Color Examine Assimilation Through Body Painting

Ashleigh Alexandria paints her models to blend in and stand out in urban spaces.
Francesca Capossela
6.29.17
dance

These Social Activists Use Dance To Combat Racism

FLEXN Evolution is a timely recreation of the dance that premiered in 2015.
Francesca Capossela
6.27.17
painting

A Provocateur Painter Subverts Race in Rainbow Hues

A 10-year survey of Nina Chanel Abney's work explores themes of sex, race, and the internet.
Laura Hutson Hunter
6.15.17
50 states of art

When Is a Cup Not A Cup? When It’s a Political Statement

Meet Ayumi Horie, the Maine potter creating slow activism with handmade crafts.
J.H. Fearless
3.29.17
50 states of art

When Is a Cup Not A Cup? When It’s a Political Statement | #50StatesofArt

Meet Ayumi Horie, the Maine potter creating slow activism with handmade crafts.
J.H. Fearless
3.29.17
Homelessness

There Was a Carnival for Homeless People on LA's Skid Row This Weekend

"Nobody just goes down to Skid Row and says, 'Hey we love you.' Nobody goes down there and just has a party for them."
Samantha Cowan
1.30.17
crime

The Gypsies Trying to Keep Drugs and Crime Out of the 'Las Vegas' of Spain

They call themselves the "Victors," and they're providing essential services in a historically tough barrio.
Daniel Shkolnik
1.30.17
Art

Native American Artist Calls Out US Injustices Through Graffiti and Neon

Jaque Fragua explains how his Native American heritage have shaped his work as an artist and activist.
Andrew Salomone
12.31.16
Film

Disney Heroines Face the Horrors of Real Life

Alice is chemically dependent and Pochahontas works in a casino in the composite series by Jeff Hong.
Beckett Mufson
11.24.16
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