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Archive for October 31st, 2007

Announcement: Body Images

Posted by Jack Stephens on October 31, 2007

I just posted a blog on Double Consciousness that I want people, hopefully women of color, to respond to.  Thanks.

Since I’m the Educational Development officer for this student activist org. I’m apart of at San Francisco State University I always need to keep myself attuned to the needs of the membership.  We’ve done workshops on immigration, the Third World Liberation Front SF State student strikes, an upcoming one on white privilege, and a workshop in November on the basics of the capitalist system.  However I’ve been noticing among the membership issues on body image.  Specifically people being influence by white mainstream (fascist) standards of beauty.  So for next semester I’m going to get a hold of some fellow radicals to put on a workshop on white supremacist beauty standards and how it effects women of color and others in this American society.

Does anyone out there have any resources and blogs, blog posts, books, articles, etc. that they could share with me.  You can contact me here.  Thanks.

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Immigrants and the Fires

Posted by Jack Stephens on October 31, 2007

Seth Wessler blogs on RaceWire:

As the fires in Los Angeles cool and relief efforts heat up, we are once again posed with the bleak reality that when the smoke clears, people of color and immigrants face abandonment and punishment.

Reports show incidents of undocumented immigrants being turned away from or arrested at evacuation shelters and detained by Border Patrol at neighborhood checkpoints when trying to go back home. Many veer away from services that might be available for fear of being deported and others sought help from authorities and were turned away.

The fires have uprooted immigrants who, unlike their neighbors who are citizens, have no access to needed support services. Many of these immigrants remain unaccounted for and little is known about how many have been rounded up and deported. What is more, some have blamed immigrants for starting the fires themselves.

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