The world is mourning at what we, as a country, have become. A country without a conscience, devoid of kindness. A country whose crimes, for they can’t simply be called policies, a country who takes the most vulnerable, those trying, on foot, to seek sanctuary here. Those with the clothes on their backs, trying desperately to find safety. And instead ICE is taking children … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor; A Country Without A Conscience
Due to life circumstances when I was 19, I was living on the streets of Cambridge Mass. I had no money, no winter clothes, no job skills and no family or friends who could help me. Slowly I put a life together, cleaning houses for cash, living in a squat. Finally, after a few years I lucked into a free ride at a good college. I remember how overwhelming it was to be given a … [Read more...] about Fortune 500 Company CEO who once lived on the streets
Written Testimony in Favor of the Commission on Sexual Harassment Bill Package The Woman Project has been working since early 2017 to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act, legislation that would protect Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island no matter what happens at the federal level. Through our travels around the state we have had thousands of conversations in nearly every … [Read more...] about Written Testimony in favor of Sexual Harassment Bill Package
As a male-identified being, I often feel – largely appropriately so – ancillary to the conversation about reproductive rights. But as a transgender and gender queer individual, as a queer person, this conversation affects me too. Many of you know I’m a local Unitarian Universalist minister. But that’s not the capacity I’m writing in here. I’m writing as a member of the … [Read more...] about As a transgender and gender queer individual, this conversation affects me too.
The RI Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week on the Reproductive Healthcare Act (RHCA). Despite impassioned testimony, less than an hour after the last of the testimony was given, the Committee shelved the bill. Another year that RI will not consider the impact of their reproductive policy on the citizens of this state. This couldn’t be further from democracy … [Read more...] about Knowledge is Dangerous?!