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Compassionate Resistance for 3/31/17

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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  • 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.'”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”



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.

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