Category: Alabama

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Everyday Leaders: Reflections after the 2019 Selma March

“My name is Isaias and I am Undocumented and Unafraid.” This is the usual greeting for many undocumented immigrants in meetings to assert our presence. The whole room applauded in […]

Alone on Valentine’s Day Because Of Deportation

Alesia Lucas

In December the Fair Immigration Reform Movement launched the Keeping Families Together campaign, the campaign collects the countless stories of families split because of our broken immigration system. Yesterday was […]

Immigration Is Still On the List

Alesia Lucas

President Obama’s second term has no shortage of key issues. While some feared that the important issue of gun control and the debt ceiling would overshadow the need for comprehensive […]

Keeping Families Together in our Fight for Immigration Reform

Alesia Lucas

This year has been a huge one for DREAMers who earlier this year were granted deferred action status. But the fight for DREAMers is not over. Although they now have […]

The Power of Organizing

Alesia Lucas

Today’s Washington Post documents crucial organizing work undertaken by the Center for Community Change.  One of the Post’s top reporters demonstrates the immense power of bringing together the voices of […]

Blazing a New Path in Alabama

Anton Conkle

Check out the highlights from the historic re-enactment of 2012’s Selma to Montgomery march. This year was especially monumental as thousands came out in solidarity to express their opposition to […]

Making History in Alabama

Deepak Bhargava

This past week, I had the privilege of joining with thousands of people from Alabama and around the country who walked from Selma to Montgomery to commemorate the historic march […]

1,000 Strong March for Immigrant Rights

Rich Stolz

Pictured in the middle is Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Community Change. Yesterday’s focus of the Selma-to-Montgomery march was immigration rights and it was breathtaking to see […]

Language of Change

Zachary Langway

Last night, after the longest leg of the Selma to Alabama march, hundreds of marchers, supporters, and community members gathered at a Catholic school in Montgomery. On each face, under […]

With Each Step, More Determination to Fight for Justice

Rich Stolz

The 47th reenactment of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama gets stronger every day. Over the past four days, I’ve had the privilege of marching with […]

Why I’m Marching

Zachary Langway

I’m in Alabama this week, marching along the Selma to Montgomery highway that 47 years ago marked one of the most important moments in our nation’s history.  400 strong, we […]

The March Marches On

Rich Stolz

I’m in Alabama to take part in the 47th reenactment of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  The 50 mile march is taking place over 5 […]

Tired Feet but Refreshed Soul

Rich Stolz

I was among the 200 people honored to retrace the first 12 miles of the Selma to Montgomery march Sunday and yesterday. My feet are tired but boy is my […]

Fighting to Keep History from Repeating

John Tejeda

This year marks the 47th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march. The 50-mile trek along what is now known as the Voting Rights Trail marked an important […]

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