We Care - Family Separation Protests/Families Belong Together Marches

Najwa Kareem
Posted June 30, 2018 from United States

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/we-care-family-separation-protests-flood-us-cities/ar-AAzmDzk?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-people-are-wearing-white-to-families-belong-together-marches/ar-AAzobZ1?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

https://heavy.com/news/2018/06/families-belong-together-shirt-buy/ (Vendors on Saturday were selling some of these shirts.)

I was at Lafeyette Square in Washington, DC this past Saturday and then at the US Department of Justice.

Speaking with people on Saturday -- one young teacher who teaches at a school in Texas for children of immigrant parents said the total number of students has dropped from over 1,000 to the mid 400s since Trump took office.

This crap is real!!

She also said that for years she has been coming to the D.C. area around the 4th of July holiday to visit a friend of hers who was also there on Saturday. She said the number of visitors and tourists who congregate in front of the White House typically near the 4th of July are very few this year in comparison to previous years. 

One banner a man was wearing on his head at Lafeyette Square read: Jail Trump Not Kids 

The whole situation is simply disgusting!!!

Najwa

 

 

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Aug 27, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

Dear Najwa,

As a neighbour to the north, please know that we are watching carefully the horrendous effects of the current Administration in your country and send you love and support in all you are dealing with, especially recently the inhumane and torturous separations of parents and children.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Najwa Kareem
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

Pardon my delay in reading what you wrote. I have been traveling in Europe and in the US recently.

Thank you for your words and for your care and concern for other human beings. As you may know from my profile, I was born in the States. I was raised in the States. However, I consider "my country" the world.

Unfortunately the whole world is dealing with the effects of the policies, the decisions, the actions, etc. of the current Administration. It's dirty hands have had and are having a grave impact and influence on not only the US as in the case of what you so rightly described "the inhumane and torturous separations of parents and children" but also outside of the US particularly places where Muslims are located.

I think we all need to support one another because we are all suffering and therefore would serve us well to all be in this fight together.

Jacqueline Namutaawe
Jan 25, 2019
Jan 25, 2019

Oh sweetheart this is beyond sad. I don't even have the right words to comment but it is real and disheartening. We need divine intervention.

Najwa Kareem
Jan 26, 2019
Jan 26, 2019

What you've said is very true. You did have the right words by the way. Thank you for your empathy.

Rachyrae
Jan 26, 2019
Jan 26, 2019

The only thing we can do is continue to take social actions and pray.

Najwa Kareem
Jan 26, 2019
Jan 26, 2019

Correct!

Sister Zeph
Jun 05, 2019
Jun 05, 2019

My dear thank you for sharing the realities of our world. I hope one day everything will be alright, we just have to struggle to until that day.

Najwa Kareem
Jun 05, 2019
Jun 05, 2019

You're welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Yes, I hope everything will be alright one day too; one day very soon. Until that day, we will very likely have to continue struggling, and while we are struggling, we need to speak up, speak the facts and the truth, and speak these to those in power. As citizens of the world, we (each of us) will need to speak out against corrupt and unjust systems, regimes, and societies to whatever degree we can; in whatever capacity we can. This is our responsibility to God, to each other, to those who are oppressed and marginalized, and to ourselves. God has given us this responsibility. If more of us fulfill our responsibility, the day we hope to come may come sooner than we think.