Category Archives: Awe-inspiring

Day of Resistance at the Capitol

…One of many to come. We’ve been fighting what often feels like an uphill, impossible battle with conservative legislators in Texas, who have been pandering to extremist right-wing groups like the Tea Party for years now. But Texas progressives have … Continue reading

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What a Weekend!

What an amazing weekend!! Between the One Resistance march, Women’s March, and the Roe v Wade anniversary rally… Y’all, we are all exhausted, so I’m just gonna leave these photos here! P.S. !!!

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Recommended reading for 50th anniversary of March on Washington

50 years ago today, thousands of people made history as they filled the national Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The date was chosen because it marked the anniversary of the abduction and brutal murder of … Continue reading

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Info on #SB5 Filibuster/Wendy Davis Day!

**UPDATE: You can start sending food! Info below. Senator Wendy Davis is filibustering #SB5! Thank you, Senator Davis, for standing strong for reproductive justice! Want to know how this happend and why all this is important? Senator Kirk Watson (who … Continue reading

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Inspiring day! #FeministArmy takes over the Capitol

Y’all, it has been an unbelievable week here in the ATX. Thursday night, more than 400 feminists kept the House State Affairs Committee in session until almost 4:00AM in what folks are calling a People’s Filibuster, standing strong for abortion … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Meet Ada Anderson

Ada Anderson – community leader, civil rights activist, and advocate for the arts – has been making Austin a better, more just place to live for more than half a century. Ms. Anderson was born near Austin in 1921. She … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Meet Loretta Ross

As her official bio says, Loretta Ross is “a model of how to survive and thrive despite the traumas that disproportionately affect low-income women of color.” Ross was born in Temple, Texas, in 1953. Something of a child prodigy, she … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Meet Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was a pioneering aviator in the early 20th century. Born in Atlanta, TX, in 1892 to sharecroppers George and Susan Coleman, she was raised in Waxahachie. She attended segregated schools, which she had to walk four miles … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Meet Barbara Jordan

The Honorable Barbara Jordan 1936-1996 Lawyer • Orator • Stateswoman • Teacher “What the people want is simple. They want  an America as good as its promise.” About Barbara Jordan Born and raised in Houston, Jordan was the daughter of … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is an awesome activist holiday. It was proposed in 1910 at the International Conference of Working Women by Clara Zetkin as a day for women to celebrate and to demand their rights. (More on its history here.) … Continue reading

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