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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- Black Lives Matter Is Not a Moment But a Movement (The Hill): “…Its visionary protests…serve not only what scholar Robin D. G. Kelley has called the ‘freedom dreams’ of Black America, but the hopes of all of us that someday, somehow, the government will work to better our lives.”
- This Gallery Fosters Latino Artists on St. Paul’s West Side (Star Tribune): “The painting is part of a series called ‘Where we are now’ that seeks to capture, at least abstractly, both the deep roots and the current political situation facing Mexicans in North America. ‘I wanted to put our ancestors in their full regalia in modern-day situations. This is the state that we’re in right now.'”
- Turning Progressive Activism Into a Winning Social Movement (Moyers & Company): “We tend to think about building power purely in the positive sense of achieving what we want, as opposed to deterring what we don’t want. In this moment, it’s going to be both.”
- I Am Hoosier, I Am Muslim: Six Stories of Faith and Indiana Pride (Video) (RTV6 Indianapolis): “I find it to be my divine mission, my religious obligation, to fight the injustices, to not remain silent, to not run away. I’m a proud Hoosier, I’m proud to be from Indiana. This is my state. This is my home.”
- Friendship Can Break the Language Barrier (Kansas City Star): “You see, what makes their friendship unusual is that they do not speak the same language. His friend speaks only Spanish, and appears to lack even a basic English vocabulary. My dad’s Spanish is limited to a Mexican restaurant’s menu.”
- 5 Must-Have Apps for Undocumented Immigrants (CNN Money): “These five apps and tools arm undocumented immigrants with knowledge, safety and moral support without compromising privacy.”
- Muslim Immigrant to Join California Lieutenant Governor Race (NBC News): “President Trump continues to attack people like me: immigrants, people of color and Muslims. I say President Trump has it all wrong. It’s time to get tough on hate. California must be the leader of the Trump resistance, and I will fight him every step of the way.”
- Jewish Donors Express Faith in Catholic Charities’ Immigrant Services (Boston Globe): “The Jewish people have been refugees from peril on a frequent basis, but have also sought to find betterment in the countries of our dispersion. In every case, what would have been better is to know people were there to help care for them.”
- Muslim Activist: ‘We Must All Take a Unified Step Toward Loving One Another’ (KVAL13 Eugene): “Hamide said the Muslim community is just as horrified by the actions of ISIS along with the rest of America—something they might not understand.”
- World Relief and the Durham Community Tackle Challenges of Refugee Resettlement (WRAL): “Every day is a struggle to adapt to a new culture for the Muyas, but with World Relief and people like Elliott and Bolanos on their side, they are thriving. They are finding jobs, succeeding in school and learning about life in the U.S.”
- Tennessee Bill Would Let Immigrant Students Pay In-State Tuition (Fox17 Nashville): “Sen. Todd Gardenhire, a Republican from Chattanooga who sponsored the bill, said the state has already invested in the students by paying for their K-12 education.”
- Highland Park Library Seeks Family Immigrant Stories (Chicago Tribune): “This collaborative effort encourages all of us to explore our individual heritage, recognize our distinct and shared experiences, and appreciate the many ways in which immigrants contribute to the vibrancy of our hometown.”
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.