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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- Taoist Man Snaps Viral Subway Pic of Hasidic Couple, Muslim Mom (New York Daily News): “This is my America: people letting people be people.”
- Compassion Drives Programs for Youth Offenders (St. Augustine Record): “Don’t get me wrong, these boys have committed serious crimes. But that doesn’t mean you never recover from that mistake. Shame on us, if we don’t do something to make a difference.”
- In Trump’s America, Navigating a Path for a Progressive National Food Strategy (Civil Eats): “We need coordination at the federal level, so that all those agencies are pointed in the same direction and that the first question they ask is, ‘Is this policy that we’re considering going to improve public well-being…'”
- Rally at Unitarian Universalist Church Reinforces Support for Immigrants in Columbia (Missourian): “It is my hope that we are not here to just make proclamations and state our shared beliefs. It’s my hope we’re here because we’re ready to commit to action.”
- Nashville Unveils First Civil-Rights Focused Public Art with Witness Walls (Tennessean): “We are at this moment. Now is the time for conversation. This is not just about commemoration, but about memory.”
- Facebook Allows Staff to Join Anti-Trump Protests on May 1 (CNET): “We’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up.”
- Apps for Refugees (The Atlantic): “The resulting technologies are already helping refugees gather crucial information, reconnect with lost relatives, and establish a legal identity in new countries.”
- ‘Never Compromise on Civil Rights,’ Says Billboard Blasting HB2 Deal (News & Observer): “…We will not accept it as the final word on the subject. We will continue to speak out for fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.”
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.