¡SíSePuede! roughly translated: #YesWeCan! A term coined by activist #DoloresHuerta as a rallying cry for farm workers calling for better wages and improved living and working conditions. Huerta, 87, is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association alongside #CésarChávez. This organization would later become the #UnitedFarmWorkersofAmerica or UFW. Overshadowed by her male counterpart, her role in the movement has been largely unrecognized. Her story will be aired in the documentary #DOLORES March 27 on #PBS. Check your local listings. .
A professed #activist, this #ReSISTAKat is an ordained #Deacon in #Washington. Her ministry is focused around building community in an urban setting, addressing hunger, homelessness, and poverty related to children, women and families. She was recently involved in organizing the 75th anniversary of #JapaneseInternment remembrance events in #Seattle . .
Today, 3/14/17 at 10am local time across the US, students walked out of class to protest gun violence and to pressure lawmakers to pass gun reform. It also marks the one month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, where 17 people lost their lives. I'm proud to work in an environment where we stay connected to social issues affecting our country. Employees in our bldg sat in our lobby together for 17 minutes to stand in solidarity with the students. Many thanks to Lisa Gregorian for leading the charge for our team, and creating an opportunity for us to support while at work. I am blessed to work with such a compassionate executive ♀️ #WarnerBros#WWTVM#WorkWoke
Today we say the names of the 17 lives that were lost in Parkland:
Even the #Queen can’t catch a break. Executive producers acknowledged on Tuesday that actress #ClaireFoy, who plays young #QueenElizabeth II in the #Netflix series “The Crown,” was paid less than her co-star #MattSmith, who played the queen’s husband. Foy earned a best actress #GoldenGlobe for Season 1 and a Golden Globe nomination for Season 2. She was also nominated for an #Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama for Season 1. Mr. Smith, however has not been nominated for an #Emmy or Golden Globe for his portrayal of #PrincePhilip. .
TODAY in #federalcourt in #Brooklyn#NewYork, #USDistrictJudge Kiyo Matsumoto, sentenced #PharmaBro#MartinShkreli to 7 years for defrauding investors. He is infamously known for jacking up the price Daraprim of by 5,000 percent. This drug is used to treat a parasitic infection that can affect those living with HIV/AIDS and #cancer. With money to burn, he spent $2 million on a rare #WuTangClan album that will now be confiscated to pay fines associated with his conviction. .