On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar this morning.

• Information about yet another NSA surveillance program, XKeyscore, has come to light. NSA training materials for the program claim that it covers “nearly everything a typical user does on the internet.” [The Guardian]

• In Richmond, California, activists organize against housing foreclosures using eminent domain. [Truth-Out]

• Black Girl Codes founder Kimberly Bryant will be one of eleven to receive the White House Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion award. BGC is a non-profit that helps girls ages 7-17 become leaders in STEM fields. [Tech Cocktail, Black Girls Code]

Today is the second National Student Power Convergence, where student activists from around the country will get the chance to trade experiences and ideas. [The Nation]

The song “Asian Girlz,” and its music video are definitely up there on the list of Worst Ever. [Colorlines]

• After news that Jane Austen will appear on a UK banknote in 2017, Autostraddle made a list of “5 More Bitches for the Banknotes.” [Autostraddle]

• Iranian-based artist Newsha Tavakolian, whose work documents the lives of Iranian women, will be exhibiting her photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [LACMA]

Newsha Tavakolian Photograph

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