We’ve been under a stay-in-place order for what feels like a long time now, but it is only a tiny fraction of the patience shown by the Peace Vigil, which has remained across from the White House for more than 38 years. The small tent, festooned with signs, is a familiar site to anyone walking… Continue reading
Jane Fonda came to D.C. for four months to “bring the climate emergency to the axis of power,” creating a movement she titled Fire Drill Fridays. Fonda was inspired by youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, and from reading Naomi Klein’s book On Fire: The Case for a Green New Deal, to use the interval before filming the… Continue reading
On Sunday afternoon, a group of determined Dreamers arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on three consolidated cases related to DACA. Over 18 days, they walked some 230 miles from Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty to the Supreme Court, to be here and to be heard. On arrival,… Continue reading
The landscape of D.C. is full of demonstrations, rallies, and vigils. While the adults at these events are passionate and sometime angry, the young children that come have a much simpler message: it’s all about love.