Today at lunch some random white dude was complimented on his shirt, which said “If this 🇺🇸 offends you, I’ll help you pack.” The two cis white hets continued talking about how they are boycotting the NFL and that they 100% believe in the constitution (forgetting that taking a knee is a constitutional right). 🙄 So, I came home and changed my shirt, so everyone would know my political stance. #badhombre#resist#poc#socialjustice#socialawareness @adamtots #teeshirt
When life begins to feel overwhelming, the problem that can’t possibly be fixed is daunting, and you truly question if you’re the only one in this world that is feeling stagnant in life; slow down the brain bullshit and breathe for a moment. ..
Life feels overwhelming when we ditch our self-care and fail to advocate for ourselves and our wellbeing. Take some time for you to recharge your spirit. There is no problem that does not have a solution. Keep searching and you will find it. Everyone has fears, everyone has moments of loneliness, and everyone questions their life’s purpose at least once in their lifetime. You are never alone in self-doubt or questioning your path. Have faith in your abilities, connect with your community, and keep on moving forward. ..
Breathe in and breathe out. By taking a moment to truly process, truly feel, and truly breathe; you’ll find some inner peace even in the most challenging of life’s moments.
We've been working towards this Youth Social Justice Conference for months, and today it finally happened and it was a success. I'm glad that people showed up and passed through and got some free food and had things to say. I'm even more glad that this is going to be a continuous effort. Libraries are cool and I'm fortunate to be a part of what they're doing for their communities ❤️
Our dedicated (and photogenic 😍) SNMA members at the 2017 Regional Medical Education Conference focused on advocating change through interventions in science and medicine 💉🔬#uconnmed#AC7IVISM#r7mec2017#socialjustice
Illustration of civil rights icon Sylvia Mendez by children’s book illustrator John Parra.
In 1943, Sylvia Mendez, then 9 years old, and her two brothers went with
their aunt and three cousins to enroll at the 17th Street School in Westminster, CA. School officials told her aunt that her children, who were half-Mexican but
had light skin & a French surname, could register at the "white" elementary school, but the Mendez kids, who were dark skinned and had a Mexican last name, were not allowed; they had to enroll at the "Mexican" school 10 blocks away.
Mendez's parents (Mexican & Puerto Rican immigrants) sued the school district in what turned out to be a ground-breaking civil rights case that helped outlaw almost 100 years of segregation in California & was a precedent seven years later for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.
Segregation was standard practice in 1940s California (Asian & Native
children also attended separate schools). In 1855, the state legislature said school boards could not use public funds to educate non-white students. Until the Mendez case, the logic of "separate but equal", which was established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, was the law of the land. ◼️
On March 18, 1946, Judge Paul J. McCormick ruled that the "segregation prevalent in the defendant school districts foster antagonisms in the children and suggest inferiority among them where none exists" & that the equal protection clause had been violated.
"That was radical for the time," says Chris Arriola, a Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney. “That decision overturned a law that said segregation was OK." Thurgood Marshall, who wrote the NAACP's friend of the court brief for Mendez v. Westminster, used the decision as precedent when he argued Brown v. Board of Education in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite the triumphs of Mendez v. Westminster, the case remains largely unknown & unacknowledged. The California State Board of Education does not include the case in its K-12 content standards. Mendez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.
I have not posted in a loooong time! I’ve been a little better on FB at Huda Essa but definitely need to get back on here! Here’s one of my most recent happy moments in work:
Meeting all of the incredible educators at #WIDA2017 in Tampa was awesome! Looking forward to continuing our collaboration to support and unite all people! #socialjustice#equity#diversity#inclusion
Audiences and critics are raving about ACT Theatre's The Crucible!
Limited tickets still available for the rest of this weekend!
Special post-show event:
Dialogues-Sunday, Oct 22nd after the 7pm show
Join Peter Danelo ( Board Member of ACLU of Washington and National ACLU Board Representative) to discuss themes of the play as they relate to civil liberties and social justice. (Photo by Chris Bennion) #acttheatre#actthecrucible#aclu#socialjustice#theatre
This is my cast of Ferguson. They are amazing. Every one of them. We are a bunch of liberals (mostly) doing a play by a very conservative playwright. It comes off as conservative. On stage we are doing our best to showcase the true INjustice of the justice system. If you come see this play, the bias that Wilson was justified killing Michael Brown is in there. But watch the system -how it unfolds. How certain people are overlooked. How the lawyers lead questions. How the agenda of the DA’s office was clear from the start.
This is what we as a creative team are trying to bring to light. There is so much injustice, the law is set up to allow police to kill and get away with it.
Tickets in my bio in profile.
I’m grateful to GOD for the opportunity to serve & share at THE Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. We have to know what’s going on in our neighborhoods before wanting to be sent to the nations. Thank you for the invite Sis. Mary Grant. Thank you for dedication to the cause @angelarye you didn’t come with suggestions, instead you had a list of solutions! To my Purple Heart @cnwt thank you for your support in your pink! Grateful for my father’s support & the support from goddaughter & various church family from every area of my life! #blessed#socialjustice#prayer#love#hope#wethepeople#blackgirlsrock#ministry#purpose#power#inspiration#faith#mustardseed
On October 11, our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) and Creative Arts participants produced a special concert. The inspiring show capped off an ongoing program in partnership with @Road_Recovery, in which professional musicians guide Fortune participants in sharing their stories through music. Through the process of creating and performing original songs, program members are empowered to freely express their voices and explore new, creative possibilities. #RoadTrax
(Edgy things grey makes when they're bored and its 3am) anyways the thought of leaving my bed let alone my house makes me want to fucking die I've grown apart from all my friends but like I could hardly care :p my new hobbies are crying and brushing my teeth
#word 🔥 7 pecados sociales: Política sin principios, Economía sin moral, Riqueza sin trabajo, Educación sin carácter, Ciencia sin humanidad, Placer sin conciencia, Religión sin sacro oficio. #PlazaGandhi#paz#socialjustice
Here's the issue I have with some people on here - this applies to both Democratic & Republican voters - and that's the fact that they're not only one-sided and refuse to see the facts from both sides, but also straight up hostile, intolerant of political opposition, and on fewer cases: bigoted and extreme.
I've seen a Republican supporting user comment on one of my posts, ignorantly claiming that those who vote Democratic are uneducated - while also telling someone who's Democratic-leaning to kill themselves, their parents, and their teachers; while at the same time, I've seen a Democratic voter post something controversial which I've commented on - he then called me a "fool," deleted my comments, and even went as far as to block me.
Idiots like these exist on both sides and they're the reasons why many individuals who support either parties actually believe in propaganda that associates their opposition with regressive strawmen. Now, I get along with both sides - my page has a politically diverse follower base: 36% Republican, 29% Democrat, and 35% other.
I understand the good and bad of both sides, and I have decent knowledge of basic history, ideals, and patterns of both parties which allows me to attempt objectivity with varying people; but the case differs for others. It's okay to be ignorant, (I'm ignorant on many cases) but taking it as far as hostility over political differences is absurd and just shows you're an intolerant person that shouldn't be into politics.
I deeply encourage all of my followers to give a hard time to anyone who is intolerant and resorts to hostility when their views are challenged. I want my Republican supporting followers to condemn the bad apples on their side, while the Democratic voters do the same.
You all shouldn't tolerate individuals who fit the description of what I mentioned above, you should disavow it and explicitly call them out for it. Don't let that intolerant aggressive self-proclaimed "liberal" who bashes Republicans on the daily be the reason why you're being bashed by Republican voters; bash that so-called "liberal" so it sends a clear message that you're not side-based, but rather for objectivity.