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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- Meetup Leaps into the Trump Resistance Movement (CBS News): “It’s one thing for a CEO to say, ‘I’m going to stand up aghainst a politician. It’s even further for the company to mobilize its people…When a line is crossed, we have a civic duty not to be quiet.”
- How These Students Fought the Erasure of #BlackLivesMatter in Their Yearbook (Blavity): “Students have a right to free speech and expression at school including political speech, cultural expression, and speech that a school district may preemptively feel is controversial.”
- ‘Way Out of Line’: Iowa Voters Rethink Support for Steve King (New York Times): “We talk about this at school. Are we living in a bubble? And is that what God is calling us to do — to live in a bubble?”
- City to Immigrants: ‘You’re Welcome in White Plains’ (Journal News): “Our police officers will not ask you your immigration status. Our police are here to protect you…We don’t want you to be afraid. We will not contact ICE. We will not enforce immigration laws of our federal government.”
- Demand Fuels Creation of Immigrant Hotline, Crisis Planning Workshops (WTTW): “The emergency family planning workshop is one of many services launched by the Community Activism Law Alliance to provide legal support to undocumented and documented immigrant communities throughout the city and state.”
- Brands Are Promoting Muslim Inclusivity in Trump’s America (Digiday): “We knew it was a bold statement, but it was also a very important one for us to make. It was what our users expected from us, and it was also the perfect time to represent diversity and to stand up for our core values.”
- Black Lives Matter Groups Joining Forces with Wage Activists (Seattle Times): “It’s one thing to be able to make a living wage, but to go home from work and be harassed by the police or treated differently in our communities, or discriminated against in the workplace…I need to be treated as a human being. They’re one and the same fight.”
- See Katy Perry’s Emotional Speech at Human Rights Campaign Gala (Rolling Stone): “They stimulated my mind and they filled my heart with joy and they freaking danced all the while doing it. These people are actually magic, and they are magic because they are living their truth.”
- Jay Z Embraces Role as Social Justice Storyteller with New Trayvon Martin Project (Newsweek): “Most Americans are already familiar with Trayvon Martin’s story, but the circumstances that led to his death are as prevalent as ever. Jay Z wants to make sure we don’t forget it.”
- Socialist Organizer and Black Lives Matter Activist Runs for Office in Fulton, Georgia (Truthout): “…By having a city that is progressive, it gives us a chance to make the argument for progressive policy.”
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.