On November 11, we heard from more than 15 members of the community about how we as INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES can move forward in a positive direction, despite the vulnerabilities created by a new administration.
Below is a list of organizations and efforts being made to PROTECT and ADVANCE issues relating to the environment, sexual orientation, rights for minorities and women, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and more.
Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries.
Planned Parenthood of Northern Central Southern NJ
Mary Alice Carter
Importance of creativity
Morrow Church – Immigrant family, LOCAL resettlement program
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Maplewood elected officials
Community Coalition on Race
Roger Ian Rosen
“They deserve us at our best.”
North Jersey Pride
Economic issues impacting rural areas
Center for Reproductive Rights
Autumn Katz, Emily Regas
Importance of local, independent journalism
Importance of remembering seniors
Raising awareness about sexual assault
Need for an understanding across racial identities, locally
Grade school student. Importance of children defending other children – people sticking up for each other.
HS student. Importance of having art as an outlet, and parents leading by example.
College Student – reminding community to teach him how to move forward, and to leave behind their good work.
HS Student and cellist – reminder that even someone’s demographic identity says very little about them.
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This post was written by Marcy Thompson