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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- Six Stories from the Front Lines: Social Justice Activists Find Ways to Make a Difference (LEO Weekly): “..It sounds really hokey but it’s true. In immigration, you can see the impact. I can help this person with this very concrete thing and have a tangible result.”
- Dallas May Offer IDs for All Residents, Including Unauthorized Immigrants (Dallas Morning News): “We want to be inclusive, and we want to be accessible to the communities and make them feel welcome all the time.”
- County to Distribute “Know Your Rights” Pamphlets at Its Facilities (KVIA El Paso): “We want to make sure that even folks who are U.S. citizens have access to this information,because they may have relatives who are undocumented or they may have neighbors and friends, people they know and care about, that need to have access to this information.”
- People Are Sharing Their Stories of Abortion on the Steps of the U.S. Capitol (New York Magazine): “Telling our stories is an act of resistance — resistance against restrictions on access, resistance against threats from the Trump Administration, and resistance against the shame that’s kept us quiet for too long.”
- Meet the 17-Year-Old Leading the Trans Student Rights Movement (BuzzFeed): “This case remains the most important transgender student rights case in the country, and it’s all because Gavin Grimm refused to stop fighting.”
- In Its Sanctuary Cities, America Is Already great (Bloomberg): “That helps explain why with a combined population of more than 19 million, or 5.8 percent of the country’s 320 million people, the five largest cities in 2015 accounted for $3.7 trillion, or 20 percent, of U.S. gross domestic product.”
- Did Trump’s Irish Proverb Come from a Nigerian Muslim Poet? (NBC News): “I’m actually surprised because I’m wondering how someone like the American president got to find a poem that I just posted on the internet.”
- Why Texas Police Are Showing Support for Sanctuary Cities (Christian Science Monitor): “Their pleas echo arguments put forth elsewhere: that delegating federal immigration law to local police not only spreads fear…”
- This Is How a Resistance Movement Succeeds (Huffington Post/World Post): “Lasting solutions to social problems can only be realized when a powerful narrative and a concrete plan emerge from within a well-organized movement that has popular and charismatic leaders. These ingredients can be found in just about any successful movement in human history.”
- Watch This Once-Undocumented Immigrant Destroy Her State’s Case for Banning Sanctuary Cities (Huffington Post): “Instead of facing arrest and deportation, Herrera went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, then earn a master’s. She’s worked in the Texas legislature and in health and human services agencies across the state.”
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