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Compassionate Resistance for 4/13/17

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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  • Judge Compares Transgender Teen to Civil Rights Icon (Minneapolis Star Tribune): “Today, G.G. adds his name to the list of plaintiffs whose struggle for justice has been delayed and rebuffed; as Dr. King has reminded us, however, ‘the arc of the moral universal is long but it bends toward justice.'”
  • Carbondale Established as “Safe and Welcoming Community” (The Southern): “The measure, originally proposed by a group of citizens, essentially states that all residents will receive equal protection from local law enforcement regardless of immigration status, and that the city will not allow its resources to be deputized by federal law enforcement for immigration enforcement.”
  • Because Passover Is a Refugee Story, One Synagogue Invited Refugees to Seder (UpWorthy): “The Passover narrative, which tells the story of a people fleeing slavery under an oppressive regime, strikes a particularly timely chord with Jews who see themes of perseverance in the face of persecution — and an obligation to help those suffering under it in the present — as central not just to their history, but their religious narrative as well.”
  • Can Workers Make America Great Again? (Refinery29): “…Their whole lives they’re told, ‘You’re powerless. Don’t even try it. Your employers have more money and could fire you in two seconds flat.’ So we talk to them: ‘It’s in your power to do this, and we’re going to do this step-by-step.’”
  • How One Small Tribe Beat Coal and Built a Solar Plant (ColorLines): “The tribe now leases its land to Capital Dyanmics, which owns the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. The plant provided 115 construction jobs for tribal members and employs two permanently as field technicians.”



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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