A Tale of Two Revolutions: Ferguson & Hong Kong

Hands Up Ferguson October

Simultaneously, on opposite ends of the world, protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, signify the ground zero of polarized political movement—the demand for democracy upheld by civil and human rights. The movements in Ferguson and Hong Kong are primarily youth-led and organized, a focal point not lost in media and supporters of radical struggle. Their objectives dictate a call to accountability and action. Sparked by the killing of unarmed African American 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, activists in Ferguson have engaged in ongoing protests to counter police bias and violence against Blacks and Latinos. In the wake of a succession of unjust murders at the hands of law enforcement officers, organizations are leading the way to reform in Ferguson including The Organization for Black Struggle, Hands Up United, and Millennial Activists United, among a host of social, political and religious supporting allies.

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5 Requirements for White Allies of Feminists of Color

"We ALL Can Do It," by soirart.

“We ALL Can Do It,” by soirart.

I identify as a woman, but I move through the world not only as a woman, but also as a white woman, a woman from a middle-class family, an American woman, an able-bodied woman, and a young woman (I could go on). These identities, many of them granting me daily privileges in society, make my experience as a woman vastly different from the experiences of other women.

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Affirming Churches, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, and The New Black

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The issue of gay marriage and more broadly – LGBTQ rights – has been strongly debated in state and federal politics.  And though this has been a hot topic at the White House, it is even more controversial in our churches, mosques, synagogues, and places of worship.

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Happy Everything!

The staff of Progressive Pupil from left to right: Principal Organizer, Robin J. Hayes; Interactive Design Intern, Xiaoye Lin; Program Coordinator, Vedan Anthony-North; Outreach and Engagement Assistant, Malikah Shabazz; Community Outreach

May all our futures be bright! Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season.

Yours in Solidarity,

Robin, Xiaoye, Vedan, Folashade and Malikah

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