Dear Friends, There is a cavern in my chest. One week ago today, we lost a giant in the labor for racial justice. Congressman John Lewis' indefatigable commitment to civil rights spans close to six decades. He became our nation's moral conscience. He was arrested, beaten bloody, skull fractured. And still he showed up to the labor, over and over, urging us to never to fear getting into good and necessary trouble. What does it mean for us to be as brave as the ancestors we cherish? Practice. Together. So
This fourth of July, WATCH this powerful event -- Valarie Kaur in conversation with Van Jones and Chris Jackson on reimagining America. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUOcdLEySz4[/embed] Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of you tuned into our virtual event that celebrated the launch of Valarie Kaur's debut book See No Stranger! It was a stunning, powerful and moving evening with Van Jones, and Chris Jackson on how to reimagine and remake America. This fourth of July, as we reflect on the long labor for justice in America, we invite you to watch (or re-watch) this
Eighteen years ago today, a Sikh father was murdered in front of his store in Mesa, Arizona by a man who called himself a patriot. Balbir Singh Sodhi became the first person killed in thousands of acts of hate in the aftermath of the horror of 9/11.
On Saturday night, my parents took my four-year old to a summer concert in a park by the water. On the way home, Kavi was riding on his grandfather’s shoulders, on top of the world. He wanted to take the water taxi across the marina. They were waiting on the dock when they heard an irate voice.