Compassionate Resistance for 5/29/17


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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  • Santa Ana to provide legal help for immigrants facing deportation (KPCC Southern California Public Radio): “The city is now studying a range of proposals for defending its immigrant residents from possible deportation by federal authorities, including setting up a legal referral center and seeking a joint powers authority with other Orange County cities or the county…”
  • Deering High may be first U.S. school to offer athletic hijabs (Portland Press Herald): “The more you can do to make everyone at your school feel comfortable, the better. If a Muslim student didn’t want to play tennis because she couldn’t be true to her religion and play the sport, that’s awful. I don’t want that to happen – I don’t think anyone wants that to happen.”
  • No, I Won’t Stop Saying White Supremacy (Good Men Project): “Naming white supremacy changes the conversation because it shifts the locus of the problem to white people, where it belongs. It also points us in the direction of the life-long work that is uniquely ours; challenging our complicity with and investment in racism.”


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