Posts tagged ‘human rights’

Women’s March San Francisco ~ January 19, 2019

Once again, joining millions of women world wide, on Saturday,  January 19, 2019, Women’s March San Francisco will host a rally and march, kicking off at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza at 11:30 a.m. with a lineup of speakers who advocate and organize on and around topics central to the Women’s March mission to work on behalf of human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all.

“Last year’s march focused on a theme of #HearOurVote, and we are now coming off a momentous midterm, where a more representative body of leadership has taken seat at the local and national levels. This year, we know the work is not done,”
— Sophia Andary, chair of Women’s March San Francisco.

For more details and logistics

This year’s speakers are advocates and leaders in their communities and fields. They’ll be covering a wide array of issues including anti-semitism, immigration, indigenous peoples rights, LGBTQIA rights and representation, reproductive rights, and socioeconomic and social justice.

See the slate of speakers and performers

For anyone coming in from another city please consider using Rally Bus, the statewide partner to the Women’s March California chapters.

View detailed logistics about the day of the march and learn about the rally speakers

Learn more via Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup or follow the event on Twitter.


Women’s March, Washington, DC

All Things are Linked

In the 1960s  this Buddhist Monk from Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh, persuaded MLK to publicly oppose the Vietnam War.

In the 1960s, this Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, persuaded Martin Luther King, Jr. to publicly oppose the Vietnam War.

As I wrote this post, my heart reached out to the families in Newtown, Conn., steeped in grief and looking for their next steps. May they soon find that—even in suffering— peace is every step…

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Ancient Calls

Free write

by Anita Gail Jones
(written Oct. 23, 2009)

Albany, GA    • Photo by Anita Gail Jones  © 2012

Wrap the children in revival language
Swaddle them in the sound from our past,
the liquid coos and grunts of ancestors,
left to us like ancient calls from birds
now extinct but remembered through the
the Mockingbird’s song on my garden fence.

The sound of our past carries through,
rides the waves of time and people
to arrive safely on our lips—
not to languish there,
but to be passed on,
a hot potato—don’t drop—don’t stop—
let it fly like an aeroplane,  catching wind;
like a balloon filled with the hot air of desire not
to to be forgotten,
to live forever in the hearts and minds of
all who hear,
and all who know what it is like

True Olympians 44 Years Later

It instantly became an iconic image: the two young black American athletes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, standing shoeless on the victory platform for the medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, gloved fists raised in a black power salute as the Star Spangled Banner played, protesting apartheid and the racist practices of the International Olympic Committee: not for the glory or the attention, but because it was the right thing to do. Read more…

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