Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen is a contributing writer for The Nation, a contributing editor at Dissent magazine and a co-producer of Dissent’s “Belabored” podcast. Find her on Twitter at @meeshellchen 

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While global outrage has mounted, it’s all quiet on the diplomacy front. Strip away the experts and the fact-finders, and we’re left with a global power balance that hinges on mutual silence. more

Dec 26, 2017 10:51 AM Dispatches 2 Comments

Last Monday evening, in a small dark theater space on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a group of young people gathered and started talking. They shared stories about growing up, trying to fit in or stand out among peers, school troubles and college ... more

May 24, 2013 8:22 PM Dispatches

The films captured both the medium and the message--a testament to the vitality of storytelling as a political tool, and panorama of a movement that is helping level social inequities with each new space it claims. more

Sep 17, 2012 3:06 PM Dispatches

The first step toward dismantling systemic poverty is to stop ignoring it. more

Jun 16, 2010 2:03 PM Dispatches