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The culture of resistance in the South is as deeply ingrained as the systems from which it was born. Our communities have confronted overtly racist systems throughout our existence and we will continue to get in the way of people and policies that benefit from materialism, are rooted in racism, or support militarism—whether abroad in our military or at home in our police and prison systems.
Our spring 2017 issue of the South Star is a glimpse into the communities that are working to protect the people and the environment around us.
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on President Trump’s proposed military budget increase, increased awareness of “corporate personhood” inside the Washington DC beltway, the Democratic National Committee’s decision to continue accepting cash from corporate political action committees, and the failure of the privatized/corporatized JobsOhio economic development organization to create jobs in Ohio (but enriching its own employees). [Length: 44:13]
The struggle for peace and justice requires ending racism and discrimination, wherever we see it.
This issue of Quaker Action looks at how communities across the U.S. are working to creating safe, welcoming spaces for all members—from a West Virginia coalition that's made strides to address racial disparities in arrests to a new AFSC project providing resources for schools, congregations, and others to create what we call "sanctuary everywhere."
Explore the stories in our issue below, or download the PDF.
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