Tag Archives: immigrant justice

Thousands march nationwide for fair immigration reform

TweetThis Saturday, 50,000 immigrants and allies in 40 cities participated in the National Day for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. I attended the event in San Francisco and was so moved to see myself surrounded by not only Spanish speakers, but also Indonesian immigrants, Chinese students, and pods of men in yarmulkes and turbans dotting the crowd. [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 50 years ago, today. The stigma of loving transgender women. “When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?” Urban Outfitters #fail. This is exceptionalism we don’t need. One classroom, two genders. Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem. What Scandal gets right, and wrong. 9/11 and communities of color. Aziz Ansari, Boom. [...]
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Undocumented youth demand the New York DREAM Act

Tweet Yesterday, I was part of an action coordinated by the New York State Youth Leadership Council, and undocumented youth-led organization, to demand that Governor Cuomo prioritize the passage of the New York State DREAM Act. The Act would give undocumented young people access to state financial aid, which is crucial to education access in [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Big DREAMers take to the streets

TweetI am constantly amazed and inspired by the courage of the DREAM Activists, and today’s Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah is in honor of all of those brilliant and beautiful young people who refuse to be made invisible. Yesterday, three DREAMers pictured above, Janet Perez, Rosario Quiroz and Sara Martinez, staged a peaceful protest in front of [...]
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GOP: Preventing violence against women in detention centers is a “luxury”

TweetFrom the Friday indignation files. When faced with report after report that recounts the inhumane conditions at ICE detention centers, some Republican lawmakers are arguing that remedying these horrific conditions is unnecessary. On Wednesday, the House Committee on the Judiciary convened a hearing on the conditions at the Department of Homeland Security’s immigrant detention centers. Making perhaps [...]
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