Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …

Contemporary Protest Art Rises to the Occasion

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, there’s no doubt that activism has spiked over the past decade and with that, protest art has too. Displaying some of the last 10 years’ best activist designs, London’s Design Museum is currently showing “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18,” exploring the ways in which graphic design and technology have elevated and evolved contemporary protests. …

Documentary on Trans Icon and Activist Marsha P Johnson

Trans icon, activist and one of the West Village’s most adored figures, Marsha P Johnson was not only an important voice in the LGBTQ+ community, she was a beloved human. Since her untimely death in 1992, there’s been a lot of suspicion surrounding the idea that she killed herself—with rumors of murder at the hands of shady cops, the mob or others circulating. “How to …