Category Archives: Human Rights

17 July 2021

Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.

I Can’t Breath – Garner Family
Jarama Valley – Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger
En la Plaza de Mi Pueblo – Michele Greene
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade – John McCutcheon
Asturias – Guardabarranco
El Quinto Regimiento – Lila Downs
The Bantry Girls’ Lament – Aoife Clancy
Garcia e Galan – Uxia
Los Quatro Generales – Joel Rafael & Jamaica Rafael
Llego Con Tres Heridas – Eliseo Parra
Viva la Quinte Brigada – Shay Black & Aoife Clancy
Los Marineros – Uxia
Taste of Ashes – Laurie Lewis
Viva la Quince Brigada – Quetzel
Viva La Quinta Brigada – Christie Moore
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday

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20 June 2021

Walking. Bernheim Forest.
Some stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Wandering – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
Refugee – Eric Bogle
Gourma – Etran Fintawa
Running – Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold (feat. Common & Gregory Porter)
Take Me to Cleveland – Robert Neustadt
Song to A Refugee – Diana Jones
Look in Their Eyes – David Crosby
A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles (feat. John Legend)
The Refugee – U2
Follow Me – Moxie Raia (feat. Wyclef Jean)
In Harm’s Way – Amanda Palmer
Prayer of the Refugee – Rise Against
Coming to America – K’naan
Is This Called Home – Lucy Rose
Refugee – Skip Marley
Lady of the Harbor – Si Kahn
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes

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12 June 2021

Walking. Germantown.
The Greatest – Sia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Hands – Various Artists
Love Make the World Go Round – Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pulse – Chakra Khan
Not Myself – Sharon Van Etten
Razade Mi Colores – Ricky Martin
I Know a Place – MUNA
Misirlou – Kumbia Queers
Here in Spirit – Jim James
Beautiful Strangers – Kevin Morby
Pulse – Mel Hsu
Antonio – Bruno Toro
God Bless the Children – TT the Artist
La Yuta – Dani Umpi
Pulse (The City Beautiful) – Zen Fuse Box
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
I Am Orlando – Alejandra Ribera

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The Tulsa Massacre

Among the many reflections on the Tulsa race massacre, here is one from the Presbyterian Historical Society:

“On June 1, 1921 the Black section of Tulsa, Oklahoma–Greenwood, known as Black Wall Street, where Black migrants from the South had prospered in the city’s oil boom–was burned down by white rioters. The governor called in the National Guard and evacuated Tulsa’s Black population, some 6,000 people, to the city convention center and fairgrounds. Three hundred people are estimated to have been killed. Presbyterians were present during the events leading to the massacre, were present in the midst of them, and are reckoning with them today.”

Read the whole story

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5 May 2021

Strength and core work. Gym in the apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Red Dress – Amanda Rheaume (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk)
You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind) – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
Run Sister Run – Cass McCombs
Sky World Song – Bear Fox (feat. The Turtle Dunks)
Through The Flood – Indian City
Say Her Name – Bear Fox
To All MMIW – Northern Cree
Highway of Tears – Layla Zoe
The Highway – N’we Jinan Artists, Kitsumkalum First Nation, BC
Break the Silence – N’we Jinan Artists, Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation
Blackbird – Emma Stevens
Pray Sister Pray – Crystal Shawanda
Missing You – Joanne Shenandoah
Little Star – iskwē acākosīk
M.M.I.W. (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) – Jahkota [feat. LB, Drezus & Cleo Big Eagle]

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9 April 2021

Strength. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Walking. Germantown.
This playlist celebrates the anniversary of Marian Anderson‘s performance on the Lincoln Memorial steps and the birthday of Paul Robeson.
By Marian Anderson:
My Lord, What a Morning
Stille Tränen, Op. 32, No. 10
By Paul Robeson:
Shenandoah
Deep River
Go Down, Moses
On My Journey
Water Boy
The Minstrel Boy
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Loch Lomond
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Get on Board Little Children
Scandalize My Name
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Eriskay Love Lilt
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Mexican Lullaby
All Through the Night
Jerusalem
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
The Four Rivers
John Browns Body
The House I Live In
Balm in Gilead

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24 March 2021

Stretching. Gym in the Apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Oscar Romero – Dafydd Iwan
Romero – The Project
El Salvador – Peter, Paul & Mary
El Salvador – Christy Moore
No Mas! – John McCutcheon
Archbishop Oscar Romero Memorial – Fran Schultz
Oscar Romero – Garth Hewitt
Oscar Romero – Brotes de Olivo
Oscar Romero – Richard Gilpin
El Padre Antonio Y Su Monaguillo Andrés – Rubén Blades
Euology to Oscar Romero – Jean-Luc Ponty

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Reflections on March 16 – Elisabeth Sophie Lee

Grateful to my friend Elisabeth Sophie Lee for this important post. Here are a couple quotes:

“It is heartbreaking to know that people have to be murdered in order for attention to be brought on anti-Asian racism.”

and

“To my non-AAPI friends: I ask that you educate yourselves by listening to our stories and donating and supporting our businesses, publications and organizations. Share resources on your platforms no matter how small or large your audience is. Call out racist remarks and microaggressions because when you fail to stand up, it is only further normalized. Check up on your Asian American friends — ask us what you can do, how we are feeling, but also give us space if we need it. It is one thing to see your outward support on social media, but it is another to really feel it through a text, a call or a meeting”

Read and heed her whole reflection:

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Community Calls and Vigils in Response to the Atlanta Tragedy

This information comes from the HANA Center in Chicago. Most events are virtual so one can participate from anywhere.

As we continue to grieve the violent loss of 8 lives in Atlanta, including 6 Asian American women, we would like to share the following list of community calls and vigils over the next few days in response to this tragedy. 

  • Press Conference and Rally to denounce anti-Asian racialized misogyny, held by NAPAWF Chicago Chapter, HANA Center, HEART Women & Girls, Apna Ghar, and KAN-WIN: Click here to watch the recording
  • Immigrant Rights Movement cross-community dialogue, hosted by NAKASEC, the UndocuBlack Network and United We Dream: Friday, March 19th at 7pm CT — Click here to RSVP
  • Solidarity Prayer Vigil with Asian, Black, Latinx, and inter-faith community groups of UCCRO: Saturday, March 20th at 11am CT — Click here to RSVP (*Please note that the time of this event has been changed from 1pm to 11am CT)
  • Virtual Vigil hosted by Asian American Caucus, HANA Center, and other Chicago-area organizations: Saturday, March 20th at 1pm CT — Click here to RSVP
  • Prayer Vigil (held in Korean) hosted by the Chicago Korean Sanctuary Church Network: Sunday, March 21st at 7:00pm CT — To inquire, please email kasanctuarychurch@gmail.com 

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Pray for Delia Leal

The Rev. Delia Leal is the regional coordinator for the Women’s Ministry program in Mexico and Central America with the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA). Delia has exercised the role of educator, has provided pastoral accompaniment, and has promoted women’s rights, primarily in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Through her work, she has shown a genuine interest in the entire well-being of girls, teenage girls, young and adult women in Guatemala.

Her colleagues report that Delia is detained by the police in a private hospital in Coban. Prayers are requested for her release and vindication. Thanks are extended to all who have written. Her colleagues also report that Delia is encouraged by all the support she is receiving from people around the world. Please add your prayers.

Thanks to Karla Ann Koll for sharing this story of Delia’s visit to the United States in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s International Peacemaker Program in 2017.

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