Compassionate Resistance for 3/30/17

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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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  • A Civil Rights Movement Grows in Brooklyn (JJIE): “You have to be able to have the courage enough to stand in front of these people and these entities and these institutions and let them know that, yo, this is your home. This is where you from. You don’t want to be harassed.”
  • The Tech Helping Immigrants Hack the Ban (CityLab): “We’ve all been to a lot of hackathons that haven’t had a lot of clear direction—and while effort is great, a lot of the ideas don’t connect with the actual need of the community. So we wanted to identify some folks in the community where we can meet their needs.”
  • 100 Rally for Trans Rights  (New Haven Independent): “Look around. Look at your neighbor. What are you doing to protect your neighbor?”
  • Progressive Hindus Declare Queens Temple the First Sanctuary of Its Kind in US (Huffington Post/World Post): “Remember a mandir (temple) is not just a place that we come and we pray. It goes beyond that. It’s an institution for higher learning and we are learning how to allow this place to reach out to the public now. You give them shelter, a place where they can come and feel safe and secure and protected.”

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