Very powerful story about the realities of immigration status that looks beyond the media’s boxed view of what it means to be undocumented.
As we wait for the fine print to dry on how Seattle will implement their plan to raise minimum wage to $15/hour I still honestly do not feel one way or the other about the decision. However, we must support local communities around the world against global giants like McDonald’s (obviously just ONE example). If we cannot muster up the extra time and money that it will cost to support one day we will wake up to a world where global giants are all we’ve got.
Personally it scares me that (1) a McDonald’s cheese-burger and fries has tasted the same in every country I’ve ever eaten McDonald’s in and that can’t be good for anybody’s health! Furthermore, we MUST hold ourselves and the people whom produce food for the world to higher standards! (2) As much as I love and champion technology and how its helped to level playing fields across the world in business, technology, and education; I also understand the other end of the spectrum means that if we do not stand up for, financially and verbally support the people and businesses whom give back to our communities, soon all we will have is the corporation. As we see our beautiful city be gentrified before our eyes, lets start with ourselves. I’ve started with me. #FastFoodGlobal #WakeUpSeattle
This project is definitely one that inspires me! I was able to have a conversation with one of the creators and we spoke about the void of the storytelling that gets passed down in communities of color. The project asks participants to tell a story about their first day in America. These stories are told through text, voice, and video. The project focuses on primary South Asians, but I would love to do a similar project. There is an organization called Densho in Seattle that does something very similar collecting stories about the experiences of Japanese Americans in internment camps during WWII. They also attached curriculum for schools to discuss these issues. Stay tuned, as I build!
It may be safe to say that marching is officially a thing of the past. Boycotts have moved to the web. #BBUM Follow up!
SPOILER ALERT: I just got done reading Contagious and thought it was a very good. While a lot of it is common sense, Jonah does a good job of breaking down his points. Follow the link to read the condensed notes.
mind is pretty blank right now. i’m sitting in my kitchen listening to age of consent by new order. i like this song.. i fuck with that gwen stefani song ‘cool’ too, i never knew 3000 played keyboards on it- sounds like some teen coming of age movie. i used my birthday week pass to stay in my…
Yuri Kochiyama’s chance encounter with Malcolm X in 1963 helped inspire a lifetime of activism.
Woke up with Yuri on my mind.. and asked myself how would what I was doing to progress humanity.
It is not protection that young people need. It is justice. It is organization. It is directed action to change the world.
One day they’ll learn to respect these youngsters. We run the world! Believe, Speak and Seek JUSTICE for ALL!
JOHANNESBURG â Nelson Mandela has made âdramatic progress,â and may be going home âanytime soon,â said his daughter Zindzi on the eve of his 95th birthday.
This is great to read! Nelson will forever be iconic!
Tom Matlack asked his friend Steve Locke to write for us about race. He declined. Here’s why.
This article made my earth shake! Please read as I do my best to digest…