SO WHAT *IS* THE INTERACTIVIST?
For over 10 years, the InterActivist has covered, reported, and endorsed social justice and progressivism in Southeast Ohio. It is the second-oldest student publication in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in beautiful Athens. It is produced with funding from the OU Student Senate’s Student Activities Commission (SAC), the Generation Progress arm of the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., reader donations, advertising revenue, and fundraising dollars.
The InterActivist is a socially progressive counterculture magazine published twice yearly by the student organization InterAct covering issues from or related to the Southeast Ohio area, specifically Ohio University, the city of Athens, and the surrounding Appalachia. A belief in humanistic equality regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or biology is core to InterActivists as is a fierce desire to challenge the norms. Since its inception, The InterActivist has evolved to encompass conversation on all the latest in facets of the innovative Athens culture – from politics to art to music to science to religion – and how it relates to its residents and the world at large. The InterActivist’s mission is to speak loudly the voices that would otherwise not be heard.
Founded in 2003 by the former SAW (Students Against War), InterAct published its first InterActivist newsletter in April 2004. Since then, InterAct has been an active force for change on the OU campus and 54 issues of the InterActivist have been published, covering issues and publishing stories on topics as diverse as veganism, sustainability, environmentalism, marijuana legalization, higher education, feminism, international, gender, and race relations, socio-economic inequality, religion, creative expression, slam poetry, political fiction, transgressive music, street artistry, underground performers, and health & fitness.
ARE YOU AN INTERACTIVIST? Oh, and please, #InterActwithUs. Peace & love!