Today —January 21, 2020 — would have marked a deadline set by President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, designed to put a stop to refugee resettlement in the U.S. The order required state governors to decide whether they would request to resettle refugees into their state, or stick to the administration’s status quo and be automatically … Continue reading Welcoming refugees, starting in our city
In national and international stories about migration, it’s not uncommon for statistics, policies, and political leaders to star as lead characters. Meanwhile, many of us encounter a very different migration story in everyday life — one that centers our friends, neighbors, communities, or perhaps ourselves. Two U.S.-based writers are inviting us to look at the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration
Streetside Conversations reflects on conversations past and present as we ring in the new year and bring on a new team.
Written by Wayne Duvenage // The public protest against the introduction of an electronic tolling (eToll) system to finance an urban freeway upgrade in Gauteng - South Africa’s economic hub - is regarded as the biggest and most successful civil disobedience campaign since democracy in 1994. But how did an unjust eToll system come into … Continue reading When Civil Disobedience Becomes Necessary: The eToll Debacle
A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose // Background: On November 23rd, 2018 Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an immigrant from Mexico who had been living in sanctuary at CityWell church for 11 months, was arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) during a trap appointment at a U.S. Immigration Services office in Morrisville, North Carolina. 28 people of the many … Continue reading Accompaniment, Direct Action, and Deportation: A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose