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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago is organizing an action for immigration reform TONIGHT (9/25/14) in front of the White House!The Asian American community calls on President Obama to take action on immigration and keep our families together! 
 
 
YES YOU CAN stop deportations!
YES YOU CAN keep our families together!
YES YOU CAN offer administrative relief to all undocumented immigrants!
And YES WE WILL hold our elected officials accountable this November! 
 
Not in Washington, DC? Join the conversation on social media by following the tag #YesYouCan and at @AAAJ_Chicago for live updates! 

18mr:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago is organizing an action for immigration reform TONIGHT (9/25/14) in front of the White House!

The Asian American community calls on President Obama to take action on immigration and keep our families together! 
 
 
YES YOU CAN stop deportations!
YES YOU CAN keep our families together!
YES YOU CAN offer administrative relief to all undocumented immigrants!
And YES WE WILL hold our elected officials accountable this November! 
 
Not in Washington, DC? Join the conversation on social media by following the tag #YesYouCan and at @AAAJ_Chicago for live updates! 

South Asians Ring the Alarm on Climate Change

18mr:

99-year-old movement legend Grace Lee Boggs is in hospice care, and our thoughts are with her as she completes her life’s journey.

I am coming to the end of a long journey—a journey that began over 70 years ago at the beginning of World War II. This journey has basically been to show that there is an alternative to the Bolshevik revolutionary prototype. It has taken us a long time to accomplish this, but we have been able to do so both as a result of our historical vision and because of the very practical efforts of comrades who have risen to the challenge of creating a revolution unlike any revolution that has been in the past.
Because of my increasing physical limitations in the last few years, I have not been able to play the role that I might have played. But that is not as important now as recognizing what has been achieved. A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.
We will be finding ways and means to celebrate this, one of which will be the Reimagining Work and Culture conference in October. We want people to understand how much this concept of new work and new culture is based upon not only enormous activity but also on vision and on imagination.
Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, MI, 9/23/2014

- CM

18mr:

99-year-old movement legend Grace Lee Boggs is in hospice care, and our thoughts are with her as she completes her life’s journey.

I am coming to the end of a long journey—a journey that began over 70 years ago at the beginning of World War II. This journey has basically been to show that there is an alternative to the Bolshevik revolutionary prototype. It has taken us a long time to accomplish this, but we have been able to do so both as a result of our historical vision and because of the very practical efforts of comrades who have risen to the challenge of creating a revolution unlike any revolution that has been in the past.

Because of my increasing physical limitations in the last few years, I have not been able to play the role that I might have played. But that is not as important now as recognizing what has been achieved. A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.

We will be finding ways and means to celebrate this, one of which will be the Reimagining Work and Culture conference in October. We want people to understand how much this concept of new work and new culture is based upon not only enormous activity but also on vision and on imagination.

Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, MI, 9/23/2014

- CM

18mr:

"You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it" -Grace Lee Boggs
Happy National Voter Registration Day! No matter how you feel about the polarized political battleground we have, voting is a powerful tool for the people. Our communities have fought too long and too hard to give in to apathy!
#CelebrateNVRD and vote locally, vote nationally, vote to make not only YOUR voice heard, but your COMMUNITY’s voice heard!
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY! -JS

18mr:

"You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it" -Grace Lee Boggs

Happy National Voter Registration Day! No matter how you feel about the polarized political battleground we have, voting is a powerful tool for the people. Our communities have fought too long and too hard to give in to apathy!

#CelebrateNVRD and vote locally, vote nationally, vote to make not only YOUR voice heard, but your COMMUNITY’s voice heard!

REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY! -JS

rahhhr-bia:

I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people. 

**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than 
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**

Some of my favorites from yesterday’s People’s Climate March.

Climate justice is tied to colonization, imperialism, racism, and equality. THIS is what democracy looks like!

18mr:

Whether it’s Hurricane Sandy in New York or mega-floods in Pakistan, our communities see the face of climate change. Join South Asians for Climate Justice as we call on President Obama to do the right thing at the UN Climate Summit!
In the US, low income and people of color communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. All the issues we care about—whether it’s women’s rights, economic justice, housing rights, and beyond—will be made worse with food shortages, extreme weather, rising seas, etc.
Climate justice is important to all of us. Bandana Kaur blogs about why Sikhs are gathering And here is an article on how climate change will impact countries like Bangladesh.
Sign the petition HERE!

18mr:

Whether it’s Hurricane Sandy in New York or mega-floods in Pakistan, our communities see the face of climate change. Join South Asians for Climate Justice as we call on President Obama to do the right thing at the UN Climate Summit!


In the US, low income and people of color communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. All the issues we care about—whether it’s women’s rights, economic justice, housing rights, and beyond—will be made worse with food shortages, extreme weather, rising seas, etc.

Climate justice is important to all of us. Bandana Kaur blogs about why Sikhs are gathering And here is an article on how climate change will impact countries like Bangladesh.

Sign the petition HERE!

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)
Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits

latinosexuality:

The municipal identification cards that New York plans to start issuing next year in an effort to make life easier for undocumented immigrants will come with an added benefit so enticing that many others may sign up for them too: an offer of free tickets or discounts at 33 of the city’s leading cultural institutions.

Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall; the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden; the American Museum of Natural History, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and many others will offer a variety of perks — most of them equivalent to a basic one-year membership — to holders of the new ID cards, which are expected to be made available to any city resident over age 14, regardless of their legal status.

South Asians for Climate Justice at People’s Climate March, Sept 21, NYC

brownandgreenmovement:

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We invite you to join the South Asians for Climate Justice contingent at the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21 — the largest climate march in history.


Why march?
Here’s how to get involved:
The emerging South Asians for Climate Justice group met in Berkeley, California to discuss our unique role in this issue:
  • we all live in one of the most climate-destructive countries in the world
  • yet our home countries, our friends, and families are the ones who are most impacted by climate change
  • collectively, we have the power and the opportunity to demand climate justice
  • equitable, just, and environmentally sustainable solutions have local benefits here in the US and positive impacts globally


We invite you to march with us, for us and in solidarity with people both here and in South Asia who are going to be impacted by this and demand climate justice now! We want to be visible as a community that demands real action on climate change — the most critical political issue of the 21st century.


Have questions? Can’t come but want to learn more? Email us at rsvp@brownandgreen.org.