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- Chicago-Area Muslims, Jews Seek New Alliances and Understanding (Chicago Tribune): “An attack on a school or an attack on a mosque is actually an attack on all of us.”
- Howard University Aims to Build Silicon Valley Pipeline of Software Engineers (NPR): “They’ll be mentored by Google engineers and get regular classroom instruction from Howard professors. Howard and Google plan…will eventually open the program to students from all historically black colleges and universities.”
- Her Own American Immigrant Experience Fuels Work on Behalf of Burmese Refugees (Des Moines Register): “We want to see that refugee newcomers get the support they need to thrive, not just to survive. But that we want equity, we want equal access. We want immigrants to be respected and valued as contributors.”
- These Kids Are Playing Tug of War Across the US-Mexico Border (PRI): “Playing [this game] is a way of making friends, losing prejudices, and knowing how to learn about other cultures and respect them.”
- ‘Shots Fired’ Creator Hopes Fox Series Adds to ‘Resistance Movement’ (USA Today): “All of us wanted it out then because we wanted to be part of the conversation…the fact that it’s coming out now makes sense.”
- Why the Anti-Trump Movement Could Mark a Major Inflection Point in American Political History (Huffington Post): “The Trump victory and the new level of political mobilization it has inspired present progressives with an historic political opportunity to catapult the country into a truly progressive direction that allows us to break through the gridlock ― and political and economic constraints of the last 30 years.”
- How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law (Christianity Today): “But really what’s needed is the hard work of legislative advocacy, of finding people lawyers, the willingness to take on children whose parents have been deported. This work is not very fun or exciting, but it’s crucial.”
- City of Somerville Partners with Nonprofit to Train Residents in Immigration Advocacy (Nonprofit Quarterly): “Somerville’s program is different. It leverages the recent surge in activism among everyday citizens whose day jobs and previous volunteer experience might be totally unrelated to immigration.”
- ‘Riding Up Front’ Art Group Features Immigration Stories of Uber, Lyft Drivers (Mercury News): “It’s really important to re-humanize human contact and even professional relationships and to remind each other that the individuals who are providing us services also have personal stories.”
- Her Black Students Struggles with Beauty Standards, So Their Teacher Wrote a Song (Boston Globe): “Who are you to say that I’m not beautiful? It’s your own insecurity because I know and I believe: My black is beautiful.”
Categories: COMPASSIONATE RESISTANCE
Michael Thaddeus Doyle
I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.