Tag Archives: immigrant rights

I know, let’s separate immigrant children from their families and put them in military warehouses!

My favorite part of the Emma Lazarus quote at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and I will lift my lamp beside them, separating out the children in the darkness and leading them to military warehouses" — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) May […]

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Ypsi People Safeguarding Immigrants (Y.P.S.I.) to address the Ypsilanti School Board on Monday

This Monday evening at 6:30, a number of concerned Ypsilantians will be gathering at the Ypsilanti Community Schools Administration Building [1885 Packard] to demand that the Ypsilanti School Board take aggressive action in the face of recent executive actions targeting immigrants. Kira Berman, Natalie Holbrook and Liz Dahl MacGregor, three of the women behind this […]

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Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awards grant to Ypsilanti teen group for immigration mural project

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Melissa Stek, a Masters of Social Work student at the University of Michigan. Stek, who received the award on behalf of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights teen group with which she works, had the following to say about the public mural project […]

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How my site was taken down in a web-washing attempt by false “hate crime” victim Justin Zatkoff

I apologize for the interruption in service yesterday, but my site was taken down without my consent, at the request of a man by the name of Justin Zatkoff. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote about Justin back in 2006, when he was severely beaten in Ann Arbor. The story went viral […]

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Occupy Ypsi Free School this Saturday at EMU

I took these photos on Water Street a couple of days ago, where some folks had gathered to make art and discuss, among other things, the teach-in that’s scheduled to happen this Saturday at EMU. Here, for those of you not adverse to the idea of getting out of your homes, meeting strangers, and encountering […]

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