- spent 20ish hours finishing social policy final paper on immigration.
- started a new semester in summer school and gave a presentation on immigration in the united states and offered a goody bag (the motivator that always works for moi!) to all colleagues who took notes + action. action items in case you are interested:
1. Sign the email petition demanding that your representatives in Congress, the Obama administration, and the Department of Homeland Security:
* not cooperate with Arizona’s new law,
* file injunctions to the law (which would ban enforcement of the new law until it is reviewed), and
* start pushing for real comprehensive immigration reform.
2. Join a protest in your area! If you can’t find one, organize one yourself! Connect with local organizations and student groups that are leading the effort. Be prepared to talk to the media about why you oppose SB 1070.
3. Hit them where it hurts the most – the wallet! The American Immigration Lawyers’ Association has led the way by canceling its annual conference in Scottsdale. And there’s a movement to get Major League Baseball’s 2011 All-Star game moved out of Arizona.
4. Use your social media!
* Twitter: Use hashtag #LegalizeAZ to connect with more people taking action against SB 1070.
* Facebook: Change your profile picture to the solidarity badge above to show solidarity. Join the group 1 million strong against SB 1070!
feeling quite full at the moment. in a good way. you know the full feeling when you're feeling lucky? that's where i am. it's been a treat to escape after my final craziness and, honestly, the timing wasn't intentional. love it when things simply work out.
as i was snail watching and basking in sunshine today, time seemed to stand still. in today's fast paced life, it is a joy to come across such moments.
at the getty gift shop (j'adore museum shops) i came across a great quote by saint augustine that seems perfect to close out the week and today's post: "the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."