Black activists rally for domestic workers, immigrants — just outside the Women's March
01/21/2017 | Aaron Morrison | Mic.com
If there was one major concern of some black activists regarding Saturday's Women's March on Washington, it was that the voices of the most marginalized women of color didn't have prominent billing.
That's why a group of women and men representing domestic workers, undocumented immigrants and the working poor met less than a mile from the march's rallying point to elevate their voices. They supported the march, but wanted to affirm their cause, one day after the inauguration of Donald...
I remember exactly where I was on the night of November 4, 2008. It was a Virginia strip mall restaurant, where a group of organizers who had come from around the country to help people get to the polls on election day. Like many Americans, my eyes were glued to the television screen as I watched Barack Obama take the stage in Chicago.
It was a thrilling moment, all the more so because he wasn’t just another elected official, born into a political family. He was one of us. As a...
Beyond survival: lessons from domestic worker organising campaigns against human trafficking and labour exploitation
01/16/2017 | Sameera Hafiz | openDemocracy
Anti-trafficking campaigns can help to tip the scales towards justice, but they will only succeed if they are grounded in the lived experiences of survivors and oriented towards systemic solutions.
...though many mainstream anti-trafficking campaigns have had beneficial effects. They have raised the issue of human trafficking on a global scale, and have helped to encourage national and international action to protect victims. However, they also suffer from serious limitations, which...