voices of resistance
November 16, 2018 -
The federal government's 287(g) program has put some 15,000 undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. But following a grassroots campaign by the immigrant-rights group Comunidad Colectiva, county residents voted to unseat their pro-287(g) sheriff for one who's promised to end participation.
October 26, 2018 -
In South Carolina, social worker Marlanda Dekine uses poetry to open up dialogue and break down barriers that divide her community.
September 28, 2018 -
Agricultural workers — many of whom are undocumented or in the country on work visas — are among the most vulnerable workers. We recently spoke with Justin Flores of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee about how these workers are building power despite the numerous attacks on their right to organize.
June 22, 2018 -
In the current moment of moral clarity over the immigration crisis, Bob Libal, executive director of Texas-based Grassroots Leadership, sees an opportunity to demand fundamental transformation of a system that criminalizes people of color.
June 8, 2018 -
Muslims and immigrants are among the most vulnerable groups, not just in the U.S., but globally. As a human rights activist and attorney, Azadeh Shashahani has worked for over a decade to combat attacks against these communities and to organize them to build power.
May 10, 2018 -
On May 16, thousands of North Carolina teachers are expected to rally at the state legislature to advocate for more resources for their students and better pay. Durham teacher Ellen Holmes talks about why she's joining the convergence.
April 12, 2018 -
As Facebook's privacy abuses elicit scrutiny from policymakers, Alice Aguilar of the Progressive Technology Project discusses how a different approach to high tech can help communities of color organize and build power.