Ron Finley, aka The Gangsta Gardener, is a former fashion designer turned activist and urban gardener. He is a man that is changing the landscape of Los Angeles.
While Bayard Rustin is well known to many, it should be the case that his name can be called up as easily as that of Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1963, about 20 girls were jailed for 45 days in a one-room jail in Leesburg, Ga. for their participation in Civil Rights marches in Americus. They didn’t talk about that experience for 50 years. Now the nine surviving members of The 1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls have been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Learn more about their story here.
Hear their personal testimony in a 7-minute video here.
Thursday, July 7 at 7pm at the UNM Bookstore in Albuquerque
Protest/rally/vigil honoring Alton Sterling (RIP) and condemning police brutality and the murder of countless Black men, women, children, and other minorities….
AND… Thursday, July 7 at 7pm at the Plaza in Santa Fe
Share in a moment of silence for the murder of Alton Sterling. Show solidarity for all people of color who have lost their lives to police violence.
Join UNM KIVA Club and The Red Nation on Friday, April 29 at 12pm to demand the University of New Mexico abolish its racist seal! We demand justice for Natives on campus. We call on all to unite against racism. Join Native students to deliver a list of demands to the President’s Office. Meet up point in the front of Scholes Hall at the UNM – ABQ campus.
On March 9, two men went to a Trump rally in Fayetteville, NC as a social experiment. Once there, Ronnie Rouse and Rakeem Jones learned that being black at a Trump rally can be dangerous.
This extensive post by Jon Greenberg has many links to resources on how to be a strong white ally to people of color. “By ‘curriculum,’ I do not mean a unit of study for classroom use (to be clear: this list is separate from my work in the classroom); rather, these resources, inspired by the #Charlestonsyllabus, are for anybody who wants to learn more from perspectives often underrepresented among many White circles.”
Links to these resources will be added to the United Against Racism – NM Resources page.
There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. White privilege can lead to a chronic case of undiagnosed entitlement, creating poor listeners, impatient speakers who talk over others, and people unaccustomed to taking orders. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. I compiled this list to help White Americans do so.