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Posted @withregram • @nytimes In the past year, researchers and activist groups have tallied thousands of racist incidents against Asian-Americans, a surge in hate that they link to former President Trump’s repeated references to the coronavirus as the “China virus.”⁣
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One of the latest, captured on video, was watched with horror around the world. Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old retired auditor from Thailand, was violently slammed to the ground by a man who charged into him at full speed during a morning walk in San Francisco in late January, and died of a brain hemorrhage two days later.⁣
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Vicha’s killing spurred a campaign to raise awareness by many prominent Asian-Americans who took to the internet using the hashtags #JusticeForVicha and #StopAsianHate.⁣
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At a time when demands for racial justice have rocked a demographically evolving nation, the killing of Vicha was notable for the galvanizing anger that it brought to a diverse group of Asian ethnicities that encompasses people of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian heritage. The killing of a Thai man in America has given voice to a united community under the umbrella of an Asian-American identity.⁣
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Tap the link in our bio to read the story. @jimwilson125 took this photo ataAn anti-hate rally outside the San Francisco civic center this month. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Sun Feb 28th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @nytimes In the past year, researchers and activist groups have tallied thousands of racist incidents against Asian-Americans, a surge in hate that they link to former President Trump’s repeated references to the coronavirus as the “China virus.”⁣One of the latest, captured on video, was watched with horror around the world. Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old retired auditor from Thailand, was violently slammed to the ground by a man who charged into him at full speed during a morning walk in San Francisco in late January, and died of a brain hemorrhage two days later.⁣Vicha’s killing spurred a campaign to raise awareness by many prominent Asian-Americans who took to the internet using the hashtags #JusticeForVicha and #StopAsianHate.⁣At a time when demands for racial justice have rocked a demographically evolving nation, the killing of Vicha was notable for the galvanizing anger that it brought to a diverse group of Asian ethnicities that encompasses people of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian heritage. The killing of a Thai man in America has given voice to a united community under the umbrella of an Asian-American identity.⁣Tap the link in our bio to read the story. @jimwilson125 took this photo ataAn anti-hate rally outside the San Francisco civic center this month. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @ppact LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. #EqualityAct 🏳️‍🌈✊🏿🏳️‍⚧️ #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Fri Feb 26th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @ppact LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. #EqualityAct 🏳️‍🌈✊🏿🏳️‍⚧️ #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @ppactionnj Join us on March 3 at 12pm for a virtual rally to take action in New Jersey to expand access by passing the Reproductive Freedom Act. Register today at https://buff.ly/37HgOFS #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Thu Feb 25th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @ppactionnj Join us on March 3 at 12pm for a virtual rally to take action in New Jersey to expand access by passing the Reproductive Freedom Act. Register today at buff.ly/37HgOFS #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to @ywcannj  for hosting our discussion on the 21 day Racial Equity/Social justice challenge tonight! The more we learn the better allies we can be! Thanks to everyone who attended!! @ppmnj #womenforprogress #wfphighlight #ywcannj #21daychallenge #antiracism
Tue Feb 23rd, 2021

Thank you to @ywcannj for hosting our discussion on the 21 day Racial Equity/Social justice challenge tonight! The more we learn the better allies we can be! Thanks to everyone who attended!! @ppmnj #womenforprogress #wfphighlight #ywcannj #21daychallenge #antiracism ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @aclu_nationwide We wont mince words: One year ago today, Ahmaud Arbery became the victim of a racist lynching.

White supremacy puts a constant target on Black lives. We can never stop demanding justice. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Tue Feb 23rd, 2021

Posted @withregram • @aclu_nationwide We won't mince words: One year ago today, Ahmaud Arbery became the victim of a racist lynching.White supremacy puts a constant target on Black lives. We can never stop demanding justice. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Me and White Supremacy - https://mailchi.mp/womenforprogress/me-and-white-supremacy
Sun Feb 21st, 2021

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Posted @withregram • @ppact We are proud to follow the lead of Reproductive Justice orgs. ⁣
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🔁: @teensourceorg #regram 
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This #BlackHistoryMonth we want to highlight the fact that in 1994, Black women began what’s known as the Reproductive Justice movement — a movement focused on securing bodily autonomy, self-determination, and the right to live and parent in safe and sustainable communities.⁣
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To learn more about reproductive justice, we recommend following some Black-led RJ orgs — here are a few but feel free to tag more in the comments!⁣
@sistersong_woc 
@bw4wla 
@blackwomensrj 
@cablackwomenshealthproject 
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Source: @soyouwanttotalkabout @sistersong_woc #wfphighlight
Wed Feb 17th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @ppact We are proud to follow the lead of Reproductive Justice orgs. ⁣🔁: @teensourceorg #regram ___⁣This #BlackHistoryMonth we want to highlight the fact that in 1994, Black women began what’s known as the Reproductive Justice movement — a movement focused on securing bodily autonomy, self-determination, and the right to live and parent in safe and sustainable communities.⁣To learn more about reproductive justice, we recommend following some Black-led RJ orgs — here are a few but feel free to tag more in the comments!⁣@sistersong_woc @bw4wla @blackwomensrj @cablackwomenshealthproject Source: @soyouwanttotalkabout @sistersong_woc #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Fri Feb 12th, 2021

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Posted @withregram • @shaunking 🤬🤬🤬🤬Do you remember this? They busted that man’s head wide open this summer. And aren’t being charged with ANYTHING. The DA in Buffalo, New York makes me sick. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Fri Feb 12th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @shaunking 🤬🤬🤬🤬Do you remember this? They busted that man’s head wide open this summer. And aren’t being charged with ANYTHING. The DA in Buffalo, New York makes me sick. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for hosting this important event @ywcannj — it is time to take action. This Commissioner must go. Posted @withregram • @helenarchontou #supportwomen — all women. Head to @ywcannj  #facebookpage to watch today’s #pressconference with #stateleaders and #advocates asking for #immediateaction and #radicalreform at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. #standwithus #believesurvivors
Wed Feb 10th, 2021

Thank you for hosting this important event @ywcannj — it is time to take action. This Commissioner must go. Posted @withregram • @helenarchontou #supportwomen — all women. Head to @ywcannj #facebookpage to watch today’s #pressconference with #stateleaders and #advocates asking for #immediateaction and #radicalreform at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. #standwithus #believesurvivors ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @supermajority Meet Dekeda Brown from Olney, MD, Liz Halfhill from Spokane, WA, and Mercedes Quintana from Temecula, California. 3 American moms who highlighted their pandemic realities for the @nytimes. We know this country has failed moms. But seeing it through the lens of 3 overwhelmed mothers puts it in perspective: moms are on the brink, and there is no end in sight.

Story by @jessicabennett and @sharonimacaronii. Photos from Brenda Ann Kenneally via @nytimes #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Tue Feb 9th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @supermajority Meet Dekeda Brown from Olney, MD, Liz Halfhill from Spokane, WA, and Mercedes Quintana from Temecula, California. 3 American moms who highlighted their pandemic realities for the @nytimes. We know this country has failed moms. But seeing it through the lens of 3 overwhelmed mothers puts it in perspective: moms are on the brink, and there is no end in sight.Story by @jessicabennett and @sharonimacaronii. Photos from Brenda Ann Kenneally via @nytimes #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

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Tue Feb 9th, 2021

Today!Join state leaders and key advocates as they come together with a call to action regarding the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women on Tuesday, February 9th at 12:30 p.m. via #FacebookLive. Speakers will include: Welcome and introductions: Helen Archontou, MSW, LSW, CEO, YWCA Northern NJSenator Loretta Weinberg, 37th Legislative DistrictTia Ryans, Founding Executive Director, Forcing Out Recidivism Through Education (NJ Forte House)Senator Linda Greenstein, 14th Legislative DistrictBonnie Kerness, Program Director, American Friends Service Committee: Prison Watch ProgramAssemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, 37th Legislative DistrictMaggie D’Aversa, PhD, Independent Researcher & Monitoring Committee, NJ Prison Justice WatchAssemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, 19th Legislative DistrictChristian Fuscarino, Executive Director, Garden State Equality ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @aclu_nationwide Some say football is no place for politics. They’re wrong. 

Exercising our constitutional right to criticize policies and practices that have failed us is one of the purest forms of patriotism.

Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest unrelenting police violence against Black communities and was blacklisted because of it. 

This #BlackHistoryMonth, we recognize his contributions to the fight for racial justice. And to the players that kneeled this season — we’re with you. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Mon Feb 8th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @aclu_nationwide Some say football is no place for politics. They’re wrong. Exercising our constitutional right to criticize policies and practices that have failed us is one of the purest forms of patriotism.Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest unrelenting police violence against Black communities and was blacklisted because of it. This #BlackHistoryMonth, we recognize his contributions to the fight for racial justice. And to the players that kneeled this season — we’re with you. #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

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