Category Archives: Human Rights

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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Recuerdo Roberto

Clemente

Graceful athlete
Dedicated humanitarian
Forever hero

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#FreeThePeopleDay!

Tomorrow is the 4th annual #FreeThePeopleDay! On New Years Eve in 2017, the Community Justice Exchange started this initiative. This year the CJE, the New Sanctuary Coalition, and others, again call people to donate the cost of a drink to their local community bail or bond fund.

Freedom means freedom from cages, and it also means freedom to thrive. Support the holistic freedom of your neighbors and donate to a local mutual aid effort, community bail fund or immigration bond fund. Find a fund in your area.

Tricia and I are in. We will give to the Louisville Community Bail Fund project of BLM Louisville.

Thank you if you choose to participate.

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Light a candle – New Year’s Eve

I will join my friends in the New Sanctuary Coalition in lighting a candle on New Year’s Eve. Will you join us?

In 2020, too many lights were dimmed by COVID19.

Immigrant, migrant, and refugee communities have been devastated by the impact of the virus and by the family separation the U.S. immigration system has wrought.

Thousands of our Friends are still detained, and in danger, and ICE is responsible. Thousands more live in constant fear of being torn from their families and communities at any moment.

Let us come together in community and solidarity with those in limbo at the border and in detention all over the United States. Let us keep those who have been unjustly stripped of freedom in our hearts. We will not look away from injustice and inhumanity. ‪

At 11pm on New Year’s Eve, let’s light‬ up the night sky and illuminate the the freedom we will continue to fight for. Share a picture or video of your lit candle and tag us. Use the hashtags #lightacandle #dontlookaway #FreeThemAll

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26 December 2020

Walking. Germantown.
Many and Great (Dakota) – Jon Sarta
Lakota Forever – Brulé
Treaties – Frank Waln
You’re A Brave One – Joanne Shenandoah
And We Can Love – Mary Youngblood
Brave Heart – Luis Cachiguango
Standing Alone – Buddy Red Bow
Thunder Horse – Kevin Locke
Peyote Healing – Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike
Reflections of Paha Sapa – Bryan Akipa

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15 December 2020

Sitting Bull’s Medicine Song – Kevin Locke
2 Live & Die on the Plains – Frank Waln
The Little Bighorn March – Bill Miller
Garryowne & Valley Of Little Big Horn – Jack Gladstone
Wovoka (Re-Recorded) – Redbone
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Sitting Bull’s Memorial Song – Lakota Thunder Veterans
Lakota Forever – Brulé
For My People – Litefoot
Now That the Buffalo’s Gone – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Assinboine: Warrior Death Song (for Sitting Bull) – Native Americans Songs and Dances of the Sioux, Apache, Kiowa, Hopi, Navajo, Cree, Seminole and Others
The Prayer – SupaMan
Aiionwatha Forgives (World) – Joanne Shenandoah
Heart Of The World (World) – Mary Youngblood
Life Surrounds Me – Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai

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