Compassionate Resistance for 3/22/17


Compassion Equals Strength

This post is part of my “Compassionate Resistance” series, a regular roundup of stories of local resistance from across America. This series was inspired by and is part of Powerful Resistance, a grassroots project to counter the injustice of the current administration by promoting positive stories of justice and compassion. 

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  • If Sunday is for Church, This Group Wants Saturdays for Activism (Huffington Post): “[Civic Saturday events] are about what it means to be responsible for one another in a community. What will you do when roundups happen of your undocumented friends? What will you do when budgets get slashed for causes you believe in? The “
  • Here’s a Way to Resist Trump: Share Your Abortion Story (Vocativ): “By standing together to end abortion stigma, sharing our stories, and engaging in a personal conversation about abortion in our society, we can begin to create the understanding we need to make abortion accessible for all who need it.”
  • In Conservative America, Small Cities Stand Up for LGBTQ Rights (NBC News): “Republicans don’t speak with one voice on this issue. In a small town, you really do live with the laws that you create. It makes it all a little bit more real that we see some people—we actually know them—who might be affected.”


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