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The Feed the Homeless project is a few hundred dollars away from reaching its goal! Join us and donate now to feed a family! The donation link is up on our bio! 💻
The funds from this campaign, initiated by our friend, Atikah or @thetudungtraveller will be divided 3-way and channelled to the following sources, all of which Atikah is closely connected to and have the fullest trust in. .
Thank you for thinking of the Rohingya refugees and for allowing us to be a part of this fundraising initiative. 💜
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I sent out an email to #CasaDePaz volunteers to see who could pick up our guest and take him to the train station tomorrow. Guess how long it took before someone responded with a YES. If you guessed one minute, you win:) 😍😍#FamiliesBelongTogether
I know Sept 30th has come & gone, but EVERY DAY is a good day to honor the survivors of residential schools.
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#familiesbelongtogether - I believe you truly need to look no further than Indigenous history to understand the affects of family separation. As I fly to Carlisle, PA for the first conference of @nabshc where US INDIAN Boarding School Era began, I lift up today, September 30 - Orange Shirt Day honors the survivors and families of the residential schools in Canada in which First Nations Children were forcibly taken from their parents. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Overview of the Indian Residential School System
· The goal of Indian residential schools was to assimilate Indians into society.
· The Canadian government operated Indian residential schools in partnership with the Anglican, Catholic,
Methodist, and Presbyterian churches, among others.
· The Canadian government was financially responsible for Indian residential schools.
· Indian residential schools operated in all Canadian provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
· Indian residential schools operated in Canada between the 1870s and the 1990s.
· The last Indian residential school closed in 1996.
· Children between the ages of 4-16 attended Indian residential school.
· It is estimated that over 150,000 Indian, Inuit, and Métis children attended Indian residential school. #canada#firstnations#history
To be clear, making people who are looking for safety in the U.S. wait across the border violates both US and international human-rights law.
When finally allowed to present at the border, applicants will be given a “Credible Fear Interview,” to determine whether their fear fell within the US’ definition of a refugee.
Note that in June of this year, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions illegally implemented unconstitutional limitations on asylum by saying that gang and domestic violence are not grounds for gaining asylum, contravening over 20 years of US asylum law. This would make the vast majority of migrants ineligible for asylum.
The migrants were told that if they passed this first hurdle, they would be allowed in to the US but would be immediately detained.
Families with children would be separated – with the women and children in a family detention center while the men would be sent to another.
This detention could last 3-9 months. This also violates US and international refugee law. If they didn’t pass their credible fear interview, they would be turned away at the border.
@simonwilchesc continues to be an irritatingly wonderful and selfless person, lending his artistry to @ColoringWithoutBorders, a coloring book benefiting Families Belong Together. It's a super important cause that aims to end family separation & detention. You can get more info or purchase a copy via this link! ⠀
I had the amazing oppurtunity to take part of a beautiful collaboration with 89 other artists from around the globe called @coloringwithoutborders
It is a full-color, 174 page activity book with tons of variety and fun for little creatives. All proceeds go to 'Families Belong Together' to help and family separation in detention at the US/Mexico border.
You can get your own copy here- http://goo.gl/V3RTxK
So grateful for and awesome of @natimont, @aclu_nationwide's National Campaign Strategist for Immigrant Rights, to join us tonight over web conference to talk about the family separation policy, asylum policies, and immigrant rights in the United States. We're excited to implement the advice she gave us to further educate and advocate for the immigrant and refugee community. #FamiliesBelongTogether
The minute someone says climate change, your Thanksgiving dinner table will go from the epicenter of gravy to a microcosm of America’s divisiveness. We’ve compiled a list of responses to defuse the arguments so that everyone can enjoy dessert in one piece (link in bio).
Today when I subbed, a girl was crying and opened up to me about her mind obstacles + what had happened that led her to cry. She let me know people in the class were making fun of her because of who she is dating, and called her a hoe. We talked for awhile, and when her regular teacher arrived, I let him know a student was crying, but the minute I said her name, he replied, “She is #drama , she puts herself in bad situations. So were the other classes good?” I was MAD that he had 0 idea what happened, and just wanted to DROP the matter completely, invalidating this girl’s experience. I didn’t let him drop it, but the only thing that caught his attention was when I said someone called her a hoe. Even then, he said he’d check in with her and see if she’d talk to the school counselor, but I let him know she said she doesn’t like to talk to the school counselor. This teacher clearly doesn’t LISTEN to what his students say, and it made me so pissed off and sad and emotional that he didn’t care about what this girl was going through. (Yes I am going to report this to the principal). I remember teachers disregarding EVERYTHING I said + telling me to deal with it myself, even when I was being sexually harassed in class, and only one teacher ever in my life helped me, and he was the same age that I am now (24). After subbing, I + friends donated a tent + diapers to help the thousands of people arriving in Tijuana where they’re receiving work visas and jobs, and are in need of shelter - Trump embarrassed our country by refusing to help them and sending thousands of armed troops to the border. And when I got home, I opened up to another cousin on the phone about why I didn’t talk to the family for a couple of years (domestic abuse). IT’S BEEN AN EMOTIONAL DAY but I feel good and hope you take time out of your day to SPEAK UP / ADVOCATE FOR OTHERS / DONATE TO HELP THE MIGRANTS - use your voice and your power to make change cuz we are the ones who will change things, society, our country. Do not waste the power you hold, not even for the small things. 👕: @adelitasapparel
Gil Cisneros is now ahead of Young Kim by 941 votes! And Katie Porter’s lead over Mimi Walters has widened! There are now ZERO Republicans in the lead in Orange County. We’re looking at a sweep! [source: LA Times]
“For those people who fail to see the injustices that are occurring, in particular with the Muslim community, I think it's because you've sat in a seat of privilege for a long time, and you kind of choose to be myopic and not think of those people around you.” @ibtihajmuhammad
Athletes For Impact is a Global network, bridging the gap between different sports, centering them around change!
Huge thanks to our co Founder Ibtihaj for inspiring us to be better athletes, & better humans! 💕
“Qualifying for this Olympic team has been the most stressful experience of my athletic career. It has taught me so much about myself and how to handle high-pressure moments. I've learned to become my own biggest cheerleader, always feeding myself positive thoughts, visualizing myself winning, and most importantly focusing on each individual point.” @ibtihajmuhammad
“I think that we will come out on top as women, as people of color, as Muslims, as transgender people, as people who are part of the disabled community - I think that we'll come out on top. “ @ibtihajmuhammad
“I'm one of those people who feels like I have to be strong for those people who may not be able to find that strength. I feel like I have to speak up for those people whose voices go unheard.” @ibtihajmuhammad
“There will always be people who challenge the idea that you belong, but it's important to work hard, to focus on yourself, and prove that you belong in this space of high-level athletics.” @ibtihajmuhammad
The last few weeks have been an extremely difficult time for my family, it has brought us all closer. To my beautiful Aunty Helen and my cousin Kirsty. Both of you fought with such courage #cancersucks#familiesbelongtogether
Lunes, 19 de Noviembre, 2018
1010 Ruff Dr
San Jose, CA 95110
Join MAIZ in its #BailTheParentsOut Campaign. San Jose'ans will share testimony about their experience in detention and eventual release. We will learn more about the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County. Will share more about the holiday fundraising efforts towards bonds to release parents to reunify with their children and families. Other organizers will share a report back from their participation in the Int'l Alliance Migrants and Refugees Conference #IAMR2018 in Mexico City, DF on Nov 5-8, 2018.
Still more, cultural performers will join us to inspire us and motivate you to share a dish in this potluck event.
Food utensils, basic finger foods and drinks provided.
Close up of characters from previous post. They are #margays , small wild cats native to Central and South America.
In memory of Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who was separated by border patrol from his wife and 3-year-old son after crossing the United States-Mexico border to seek asylum on May 12 2018.
Mr Muñoz's became distressed when he learned that he would be separated from his family. His child was forcibly taken from his arms. On May 13 2018, Mr Muñoz was found dead in the Starr County Jail in Rio Grande City where he was being detained.