We have a four-day break from routine, time away from the bustle. This post suggests how to restore yourself and center your commitment to meeting the challenges ahead. If not you, who? If not now, when?
Is it possible to introduce controversial, but worthwhile discussion at Thanksgiving without violating family norms? Can a delicate balance be found between tossing out fire bombs that educate no one, but ruin the turkey, introducing a thoughtful, non-judgmental conversation or being silent? If we are to achieve a true democracy it will require civil exchange…
Saturday, I challenged readers to think outside the box and to consider an entirely different model for evaluating community health: Gross National Happiness. Today, we start the conversation with a brainstorm focused on: What If?
Roxanne and I attended the Red Nation Native Liberation Conference last week in Gallup and the ever-present Andy Fertal videotaped the opening statement of Jennifer Marley and three closing speeches by Brandon Benallie, Nick Estes, and Melanie Yazzie. They were extraordinarily moving. Pour a cup of coffee and spend 30 minutes on these compelling talks…
It was a packed weekend and much going on in relation to the Mayor’s race. But the main reason today’s post is very short and merely previews what is to come is that what is to come is requiring a good deal of thought as some closed doors are being flung open thanks to Bill…
Info on Jennifer Marley’s arraignment at 8am today. Plus we report on how our two Democratic House Representatives fare on the Summer of Progress’ People’s Platform, a platform comprised of 8 key progressive bills: much room for improvement here and so.the dialog begins.
Entrada organizer charged with felony & more thoughts on Friday’s protest. Then a video in which Rev. Barber outlines how the Right has used religion and false information to convince poor whites that they are poor because of the advances of people of color. Video highlights how one white racist was changed by Barber’s message.
Yesterday’s Entrada protest resulted in police actions that were entirely unnecessary. Protesters had moved to the designated ‘free speech zone’ with a dozen still slowly moving in that direction, but then they were arrested….and remain in jail. Details on this and our Town Hall next week. Let’s get together, talk, and plan.
The world is shifting too quickly. Irma is now a Category 5 and headed toward Florida, the Mayor is not running so that race is in chaos, an Entrada protest on Friday, an update on DACA, and a change in the Town Hall on Sept 16 to allow discussion of DACA, renewables, and white supremacy.
While most Dreamers will not be vulnerable to deportation until 2020, Trump’s action will increase the environment of fear in immigrant communities, promoting racial profiling and subjecting 800,000 Dreamers to deportation, mostly after 2020.