FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER MINNEAPOLIS MARCH & RALLY

Just received communication from the national organizers. See highlight.

JUNE 30, MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER

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Partners are encouraging everyone toWEAR WHITE to show solidarity across the country — to make a strong visual statement of love, unity, and freedom as we demand that families stay together and out of family detention.

JUNE 30

  • 1:00 pm    March Marshal and Energy Leaders Training
    • Location: Convention Center, LocationTBD
  • 2:00 pm   Rally Start
    • Location: Convention Center, Outside, Main Entrance
  • 2:05 pm   Program: Speakers
    • Location: Convention Center, Outside, Main Entrance
  • 2:20 pm   March Begins
    • Approximately (7) blocks to Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo has been identified as a financier of detention centers/tent cities
  • 2:45 pm  Program: Speakers
    • Location: Outside Wells Fargo
  • 3:00 pm Restart March
    • Approximately (5) blocks to Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office:Connects national effort to a local issue; Hennepin County Sheriff has committed to supporting and collaborating with ICE
  • 3:15 pm  Program: Speakers and Action: Action will include dramatization using a cage with children’s toys and a symbolic release of the children represented by the toys.
    • Location: Outside of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
  • 3:30/4:00 pm   March & Rally End
    • March and Rally program will end. Marshals will direct participants –Approximately (8) blocks back to Convention Center-Main Entrance

 

A Community of Contrasts Series

This series was created by Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

AAJ

The final report in its A Community of Contrasts demographic report series examines the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the United States.

Through our series of demographic reports, we are able to showcase the contributions and needs of Asian Americans nationwide. The report’s disaggregated data illuminates income and educational disparities across Asian ethnicities, highlights Asian American business and economic contributions and underscores the future political power of our rapidly growing demographic.

Explore disaggregated and socioeconomic data on the Asian American population in the United States.  2011 Community_of_Contrasts_US

2013 Communities_of_Contrast_California

2013 Community of Contrasts Northeast

2014 Community_of_Contrasts_NHPI_US

2014_Community of Contrasts South

2015 Community of Contrasts West

 

Our struggle to keep our schools the safest place a child could be will continue

February 15, 2018 by Lily
Categories: Did you see this?, Education, I just had to say this
Tags: Florida school shooting, school safety
Columbine. Virginia Tech. Chardon High. Umpqua Community College. Sandy Hook Elementary. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Did you know there’s a Wikipedia page on school shootings? There are so many. Not all with fatalities, but all terrifying.

This morning, someone has already listed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Fourteen wounded. Seventeen dead. So far. The 18th school shooting this year, and we are not even two months into 2018.

I am numb with grief. I am beside myself with anger. But for today, there is the need to act to comfort and calm. There is the need to hold our colleagues close and let them know that they are not alone in their mourning for the children and the educators who were lost and who are wounded, some hanging on for life.

Florida school shooting–

I have lost dear ones in my life. I will tell you truthfully that when kind people asked me what they could do to help – as kind people always ask – I told them to send me their love. And they did. They prayed. They hugged me. They wrote a little note. And it helped in my healing to know I was not alone.

Send our dear ones in Florida your love today. Send them a prayer. Send them a thought of comfort. Our struggle to keep our schools the safest places a child could be will continue. Finding ways to stop adding our schools to the list of tragedies will continue.

But today is about love. Kind people, send your love flying to Parkland, Florida and the mourning community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Help them heal.

Let them know they are not alone.

Send a message of support here.

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