Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
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Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
— —Stephanie Guilloud from We Are Stronger Together: Active Solidarity & Collaborative Fundraising in the South. (via theredtree)
this is how you organize. you make sure people’s basic needs are being met because advocating for radical change is impossible of you’re broke, hungry, have medical needs that are not being met, have emotional/psychological needs that are not being met, and so on. running around in masks IS NO SUBSTITUTE for this very basic *very unglamorous* but very necessary stuff.
I love the style & substance!
In the early morning light after a long late-night volunteer shift with RightRides. Linen pants and unlined suede driving loafers help me get through 5 hours behind the wheel.
BTW, if you live in NYC: RightRides offers women and LGBTQ individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:59 PM - 3 AM, (early Saturday or Sunday morning) in 45 NYC neighborhoods across four NYC boroughs. To call for a ride, the dispatch number is (888) 215-SAFE (7233).
36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union
- All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
- Paid Vacation
- FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
- Sick Leave
- Social Security
- Minimum Wage
- Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
- 8-Hour Work Day
- Overtime Pay
- Child Labor Laws
- Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
- 40 Hour Work Week
- Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
- Employer Health Care Insurance
- Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
- Wrongful Termination Laws
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- Whistleblower Protection Laws
- Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
- Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
- Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
- Sexual Harassment Laws
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Holiday Pay
- Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
- Privacy Rights
- Pregnancy and Parental Leave
- Military Leave
- The Right to Strike
- Public Education for Children
- Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
- Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
— Marilyn Wann from a great photo post: At Fat-Pride Conference, the Stylish Show Their ‘Fatshion’ Sense
— Kathleen Hanna (via riotisnotquiet)