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Tue Apr 20th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @npr The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched cases in recent memory, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced.Chauvin has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.Judge Peter Cahill thanked the jury for their "heavy-duty jury service." Chauvin was remanded into custody as the jury was dismissed, and Cahill said sentencing is expected in eight weeks. The jury had been deliberating since Monday afternoon, following closing arguments.Floyd's death on Memorial Day 2020 sparked protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world. It prompted calls for police reform and soul-searching on issues of racial injustice. ... See MoreSee Less

Mother’s Day Toiletry Drive
Tue Apr 20th, 2021

Mother’s Day Toiletry DriveMay 8, 1:30pm717 Birchwood Dr, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1080, United StatesDid you know that food stamps (SNAP) does not cover basic toiletries because it is not considered food? This Mother’s Day, you can make a change! Join Women for Progress as we gather basic necessities such as soap, shampoo, toilet paper and get them to 2 local food pantries (Toni’s Kitchen of Montclair and Women’s Rights Information Center of Englewood) which has been the lifeline for those in need. How can you help? 3 Ways...(1) Donate Donate to Women for Progress or donate any and all of these FULL SIZED items by contacting Women for Progress via messenger for drop off or local pick up anytime between now and May 7th! You can also go directly to our wish list link on Amazon to have it shipped directly to Carla Pappalardo. www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/P0XRR4CCFHW8/?ref_=lol_ov_leItems include (soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, kleenex, toilet paper, maxi pads). (2) Drive and Gather Spread the word and gather as much of these items as you can from family, friends, friends of friends, your kids’ friends and after you do that, contact us to arrange pick up OR come to our get together on May 8th with your collected items. (3) Meet up and Pack upMeet up with us on May 8th at 1:30pm for an outdoor social distanced packing parade! Bring your kids so they can decorate our giveaway totes and brighten someone’s day. Location will be 717 Birchwood Drive, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @ppmnj Posted @withregram • @plannedparenthood Todays guilty verdicts are some measure of justice, but it cannot remove the pain of George Floyd’s death — or that of the many other Black people who have been murdered by police. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who knew and loved him. 

This is part of Americas long-overdue racial reckoning, while we continue to grapple with ongoing violence against Black lives, COVIDs disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous, and Latino communities, and constant barriers to health care due to systemic racism + oppression.

Police brutality has and continues to devastate communities of color. We must keep demanding change — including investing in community-based solutions, education, and health care instead of militarizing police forces. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Tue Apr 20th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @ppmnj Posted @withregram • @plannedparenthood Today's guilty verdicts are some measure of justice, but it cannot remove the pain of George Floyd’s death — or that of the many other Black people who have been murdered by police. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who knew and loved him. This is part of America's long-overdue racial reckoning, while we continue to grapple with ongoing violence against Black lives, COVID's disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous, and Latino communities, and constant barriers to health care due to systemic racism + oppression.Police brutality has and continues to devastate communities of color. We must keep demanding change — including investing in community-based solutions, education, and health care instead of militarizing police forces. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @naacp The fight for justice is not over! We must continue stay vigilant in the pursuit for police accountability and continue to demand #PoliceReformNOW #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Tue Apr 20th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @naacp The fight for justice is not over! We must continue stay vigilant in the pursuit for police accountability and continue to demand #PoliceReformNow #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @naacp Repost from @artpce
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Fed up, tired, and everything in between. 

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#justicefordauntewright #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Mon Apr 19th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @naacp Repost from @artpceFed up, tired, and everything in between. •••#JUSTICEFORDAUNTEWRIGHT #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @barackeveryday Swipe ⬅️ to learn how to be better advocates for the intersex community. 2% of the world’s population is intersex; let’s learn how to be better allies. Infographs by @blessthemessy and @genderfenderbender #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Mon Apr 19th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @barackeveryday Swipe ⬅️ to learn how to be better advocates for the intersex community. 2% of the world’s population is intersex; let’s learn how to be better allies. Infographs by @blessthemessy and @genderfenderbender #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Fri Apr 16th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @shaunking 🤬🤬🤬This was yesterday. And in MINNESOTA of all places. ⁣And yes thus is real. ⁣This white man refused to wear a mask at a grocery store. He then assaulted an employee. ⁣Got in his truck, with police hanging on, HIT THE OFFICER IN THE FACE WITH A HAMMER, and sped off. ⁣Again, I’m not begging for this white man to be killed, but either you kill him and kill Black people or don’t kill him and don’t kill Black people. ⁣Because what we have right now is them not killing him, and killing Black people who don’t do ANYTHING like this. ⁣In fact, me and @leemerrittesq had a case kind of like this with a Black man. Of course they killed him. ⁣Now compare this to Philando Castile in Minnesota. Or Daunte Wright in Minnesota. ⁣Again, people are being asked to accept too much injustice ⁣Again, this IS NOT ABOUT TRAINING. They know how to avoid violence. But they just choose to use those skills with white people. ⁣#wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted @withregram • @huffpost Daunte Wright’s father says he “cannot accept” the police claim that the officer who fatally shot his son meant to fire a Taser instead of a gun because his son is “never coming back.”⁠
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“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts on Tuesday asked Aubrey Wright, the father of the 20-year-old Black man killed during a traffic stop outside of Minneapolis over the weekend, if he could accept the police explanation that it was “an accidental shooting.”⁠
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“I cannot accept that,” Wright answered. “I lost my son. He’s never coming back. I can’t accept that. A mistake? That doesn’t sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can’t accept that.” ⁠
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Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, added in the interview: “I would like to see justice served and her held accountable for everything that she’s taken from us.” ⁠
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Read more at our link in bio. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Tue Apr 13th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @huffpost Daunte Wright’s father says he “cannot accept” the police claim that the officer who fatally shot his son meant to fire a Taser instead of a gun because his son is “never coming back.”⁠“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts on Tuesday asked Aubrey Wright, the father of the 20-year-old Black man killed during a traffic stop outside of Minneapolis over the weekend, if he could accept the police explanation that it was “an accidental shooting.”⁠“I cannot accept that,” Wright answered. “I lost my son. He’s never coming back. I can’t accept that. A mistake? That doesn’t sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can’t accept that.” ⁠Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, added in the interview: “I would like to see justice served and her held accountable for everything that she’s taken from us.” ⁠Read more at our link in bio. #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily Happy Tuesday, yall. I’m tired of writing emails like these. I want our safety – our survival – to never be up for debate. I don’t know how many more times this needs to happen until we take abolition more seriously. Todays action items center on supporting the family of Daunte Wright and its community, but consider how you can proactively make similar investments for those impacted by the criminal justice system where you live.

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Tue Apr 13th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily Happy Tuesday, yall. I’m tired of writing emails like these. I want our safety – our survival – to never be up for debate. I don’t know how many more times this needs to happen until we take abolition more seriously. Today's action items center on supporting the family of Daunte Wright and its community, but consider how you can proactively make similar investments for those impacted by the criminal justice system where you live.👉🏾 Swipe for excerpts📰 Read the full story and access all sources at antiracismdaily.com/read #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily Happy Monday and welcome back to the Anti-Racism Daily. The passing of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act in New York last week is symbolic, especially considering the stories of Kalief Browder, Layleen Polanco, and so many others that have lost their lives after experiencing solitary confinement in NY state prisons. Todays email explains more about the harmful practices of solitary confinement and encourages us to learn more about the practice in our states.

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📰 Read the full story and access all sources at antiracismdaily.com/read #wfphighlight #womenforprogress
Mon Apr 12th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily Happy Monday and welcome back to the Anti-Racism Daily. The passing of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act in New York last week is symbolic, especially considering the stories of Kalief Browder, Layleen Polanco, and so many others that have lost their lives after experiencing solitary confinement in NY state prisons. Today's email explains more about the harmful practices of solitary confinement and encourages us to learn more about the practice in our states.👉🏾 Swipe for excerpts📰 Read the full story and access all sources at antiracismdaily.com/read #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @tlduryea My portrait of Anne Frank.  For Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoah.
#holocaustremembranceday #yomhashoah #annefrank #neverforget #wfphighlight #womenforprogress #art
Fri Apr 9th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @tlduryea My portrait of Anne Frank. For Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoah.#HolocaustRemembranceDay #YomHaShoah #AnneFrank #neverforget #wfphighlight #womenforprogress #art ... See MoreSee Less

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Senator Cory Booker and New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy congratulate
Women for Progress on their one year anniversary in 2018.

  • (CNN) Marsha P. Johnson stood at the center of New York City’s gay liberation movement for nearly 25 years. But LGBTQ rights weren’t her only cause. She was on the front lines of protests against oppressive policing. She helped found one of the country’s first safe spaces for trans...

  • The world is on fire and I know we all want to DO something, but the question is what? WFP is going to continue to do what we have always done since the beginning of the Trump administration. We are going to build community, educate, and find meaningful ways to be active with our mission partners. W...

  • #GeorgeFloyd #WeCantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter I am sure you have seen these hashtags a lot this week. At Women for Progress, we support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we take a stand against all racial injustices. George Floyd was murdered this week and became another victim of police brutalit...

  • After Wyckoff Mayor Tom Madigan refused to fly the Pride Flag last year in June, which is Pride month, Mayor Tim Shanley raised the Pride Flag in front of the Wyckoff Public Library on June 1. Read the full story...

  • This week, Women for Progress and 23 other organizations sent a letter to the New Jersey state party leaders demanding diversity in selecting members of the NJ Apportionment Commission. The letter calls for more women and more people of color on the commission which will be tasked with re-drawing th...