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Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie, at a rally after his release from prison

Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie, at a rally after his release from prison

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and legendary global icon of resistance, died today. Rest in power, Mr. Mandela – you have given us so much.

Ten racial justice victories, from Race Forward (video is closed captioned).

This is real life: Republican staffers and candidates are taking classes on how not to offend women.

Activists have been documenting abuses at the El Paso immigration detention center, including three cases of pregnant women detained in conditions detrimental to their health, harassment on the basis of religious and sexual identities, and the refusal of proper medication. Sign this petition demanding the full review of the center.

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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