Compassionate Resistance for 4/26/17

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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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  • Teen Wears Black Lives Matter Inspired Prom Dress (NBC News): “Bolden-Morris said the highlight of her night was when Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, reached out to her. Fulton told her she was proud of her courage and boldness…”
  • 6 Reasons Why Love Made Me A Progressive Christian (Patheos): “You know what ultimately ‘saved’ me from my prejudice toward LGBTQ+ persons, more than any philosophical or scientific or biblical argument? People. Like, actually having friends who are LGBTQ+. Turns out they are just like me! Their love is really love—not selfish, twisted, or God-hating.”
  • Volunteers Usher US Immigrants to Court to Allay Their Fears (US News): “Accompaniment volunteers aren’t lawyers and don’t offer legal advice, but they say they’ve become an important part of the support network of immigrants because their presence in a courtroom or waiting room shows the immigrant has ties to the community.”

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