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Resources/Actions (March 26)

March 26, 2021
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Women's History Month

Mónica Ramírez

Mónica Ramírez is an activist, author, civil rights attorney, social entrepreneur, and speaker. She has been specifically engaged in direct service and advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas and immigrant women.

Among her many initiatives is the creation in 2003 of the first legal project in the US focused on addressing sexual harassment and other forms of gender discrimination against farmworker women. For nearly seven years she directed The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center which addresses sexual assault and harassment of female farmworkers.  

As the Deputy Director and then Director of Gender Equality for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement she developed a strategic plan for a campaign aimed at assisting and empowering Latina workers in the U.S.  Ramírez is also one of the co-founders of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas in Mexico. (the National Farmworker Women's Alliance).

In 2019 Mónica co-founded The Latinx House — a gathering space to support the Latino community and to celebrate Latino excellence in film and entertainment. The Latinx House was launched at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Stop Asian Hate

TODAY, March 26, the AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin is hosting a StopAsianHate Virtual Wisconsin Day of Action and Healing and joining AAPI organizations and community leaders across the country in a StopAsianHate Virtual Day of Action and Healing. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Register here. A day of action toolkit is available here for those who are unable to join the virtual event but who are interested in joining the conversation on social media not only today, but ongoing. 

 

Thank You, Sister Simone!


Going the Extra Mile for Justice: Celebrating Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, outgoing director of Network Watch online

TODAY Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM Central Time

 

Virtual Caravan for Justice

From Solidarity Collective:

Join us for our Annual Caravan for Justice entitled "Climate Justice Means Justice for All!"  

Sunday, March 28 through Friday, April 2, we will be hosting events and reflection circles to highlight the incredible work of artists and activists across the Southeast and Latin America, while engaging in discussions about how to strengthen our collective movements for justice for Black folks, Indigenous people, workers, immigrants, gender and LGBTQ, the planet, and more.
 
Sunday, 3/28/2021, 5pm EDT. 5pm EDT: Performance: Art in Resistance Register to participate!
Reflection Circles: Register for all 4 here!

  • Monday, 3/29/2021, 7pm EDT: Indigenous Sovereignty and Climate Justice
  • Tuesday, 3/30/2021, 7pm EDT: Black Lives Matter and Climate Justice
  • Wednesday, 3/31/2021, 7pm EDT: Queering and Climate Justice: LGBTQ+ Resistance
  • Thursday, 4/1/2021, 7pm EDT: Immigrant Rights and Climate Justice

Friday, 4/2/2021, 12pm EDT: Ceremony: Good Friday Economic Justice Way of the Cross Register here!

 

Immigration

The Grace Act was introduced to Congress this week. Email your members of Congress asking them to protect refugees and rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program  To write, and for more information Click Here

 

Water Act

Take action today and urge your representatives to support the WATER Act now.  The WATER Act, if passed, would provide nearly $35 billion annually for states to allocate to publicly owned utilities for drinking water and sewer infrastructure repairs, and would also fund the replacement of lead service lines and filters for toxic compounds from drinking water. 

Not only will these efforts result in safer drinking water, they’ll also create as many as one million jobs. Take action now. 

 

Peaceful and Just Elections

Thursday, March 26, was the first Senate hearing on the For the People Act. If you saw the news coverage, you know it will be a challenge to get enough support in the Senate to pass. It is important that your senators hear from you -- often.  

Write a letter and call 1-833-497-4273  

If  For the People Act becomes law it can:

  • Protect every American’s right to vote...
  • Ensure that people, not Big Money, set the agenda...
  • End partisan and racial gerrymandering...
  • Clean up our government...
  • And make democracy work for everyone.

Care of Earth

Prepare for Earth Day -- April 22

Here some resources to help you as you prepare to observe Earth Day this year. 

 

 

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