Today is the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1129 workers and injured over 2000. Today, survivors, fellow workers, and families protested, calling on garment manufacturers to honor the memory of those who were killed. - CM
We’re going to Texas! We’ll be joining Jakara Movement's caravan to El Paso, stopping in five cities along the way to talk about the case.
If you aren’t on the route, you can support the caravan by calling ICE today.
Inspired by Harvard, Oxford, and others, students of color at New York University launched I, Too, Am NYU to speak out against on-campus racism and discrimination.
In the process—amidst hate, criticism, and suppression from peers and administrators—they’re looking to turn on-campus “diversity” from a branding opportunity to a reality. -MTP
A lesson in PR: the NYPD launched a twitter campaign encouraging New Yorkers to tweet pictures with their friendly neighborhood cops with the hashtag #MyNYPD.
Probably not the best idea, when many community members associate a police presence with being stopped, questioned, frisked, and assaulted—the hashtag was quickly derailed by users who took the opportunity to highlight images and experiences with police brutality and racial profiling.
Meet Henry Liu, a Chinese American member of the Lexington Minute Men.
On representation Liu said: “Actually, when I walk down the street in my Colonial clothes, and I see an Asian family kind of looking at me, I’m kinda hoping somebody would say, ‘Wait a minute — you don’t have to be, you know, a Son of the American Revolution to join? You can be Chinese and be in this company?’ And sort of spark that conversation.” March on, Henry! - Alice
(Image by Linda Boardman Liu)
Ready to turn up the heat on ICE for the #ElPaso37? Give them a call TODAY to let them know you want the rest of the hunger strikers released. (Let us know how it went!)
Note: you can only call ICE Enforcement & Removal between 8 AM - 8 PM EST, M-F; the other number seems to be attended much more throughout the day (and night).
BIG NEWS. One of the El Paso 37 has been paroled and is now with his family members in Washington, D.C. Two more are in proceedings to get parole, so they can continue pursuing their asylum cases.
The pressure we’ve been putting on ICE is working! Please sign, share, and signal boost the good news!
Public works don’t have to mean private gentrification: Minneapolis-St. Paul is working to make sure preexisting communities aren’t pushed out when its new light rail line opens this summer.
"There’s a tension around gentrification in the Central Corridor. We are interested in doing work with a community, not to a community. We believe in supporting the artistic identity of the people living there, not moving in a bunch of hipsters and moving everyone else out." - CM
Got a day and $50k? If so, you can 3D print 10 houses! This Chinese company printed them up and assembled them in Shanghai. - CM