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@Demarit @TyttiTup @PetteriOrpo @MikkonenKrista '#Preventing' #Grooming in the #HappiestCountry
The #Oulu #rapecrisis.
"Stop, don't touch me there." | 2y
Oulun kaupunki laittoi 2,5 miljoonaa euroa Turvallinen Oulu -hankkeeseen, jonka tarkoituksena on ehkäistä uskonsoturien tuomaa seksuaalirikollisuutta.
@Demarit @TyttiTup @PetteriOrpo @MikkonenKrista #Islam'in perusteet
- #muslimi on määrätty taistele­maan fyysisesti myös #vääräuskoisia vastaan. Muhamma­din vaikuttava #sotilas­ura on todistuk­sena siitä, kuinka keskeisessä asemassa sotilaal­linen toi­minta #islam'issa on.
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What a vibrant panel on the power of storytelling!

How do we encourage our communities to share their lived experiences?

🧵 Just a few of the valuable insights from our panelists #NIIC202

@ErikaAndiola @megasuniverse @HaitianBridge @adhikaar @theYoungCenter @npnewamericans Image
@ErikaAndiola @megasuniverse @HaitianBridge @adhikaar @theYoungCenter @npnewamericans @NIICImmigrant Sharing our stories can be stressful, even stigmatizing for certain communities. According to our speakers, movement champs who all shared their own stories, this is 🗝️:

💥 Building trust
💥 Fostering a safe space
💥 Practicing consent
💥 Transferring leadership

📸: @gcirtweets Image
Sharing our stories can also be part of the #Healing process, according to ASAP member Daniel Paz, who was separated from his young daughter at the border under Trump's #FamilySeparation policy, and has since become a national advocate for separated families and #AsylumSeekers. Image
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I don't think people have fully grasped the power of full stack AI (e.g. combining transcription, editing, and visual generation) when it comes to helping engage with and grow or augment 'accepted norms' around culture and history. #AI #dalle2 #culture #history #art #gpt3
Personal histories are something that have historically been the preserve of privileged communities; with people from immigrant backgrounds, or those that have a rich history of oral storytelling, often having a much 'thinner' sense of their own sense of place. #dalle2 #immigrant
There are over 300m first generation immigrants globally; when you factor in second and third generation immigrants, along with migrants from nomadic or other similar communities the impact of this is well over a billion individuals. #dalle2 #AI #art #immigrant #nomad #history
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A long thread 📜on being an immigrant, a ECR and a parent in Aotearoa New Zealand, though I believe these experiences echo others across the world. #immigrant #precarious #AcademicTwitter #parent
My son Manu was born 7 days ago. However, since I am not on a permanent contract, I did not get any paid parental leave. Instead HR offered me the ‘choice’ of taking 2 weeks of unpaid leave. The word ‘choice’ here is key...
...because given my fixed term employment, my salary is barely enough to support a family of 3 and now 4. So, there really isn’t a choice. The choice is between having money to afford a roof over our head, food on our plates, utilities paid or not. Not much of a choice.
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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Thanks @IWS_Network for inviting me to share my story as an #international #immigrant #WomanInSTEM! Throughout this week I will share my journey so far, challenges & triumphs; inviting you to share yours and connect with me if it resonates with you! #VoicesIWS
I grew up in #Delhi #India, a place I still think of as home & where my family still resides. Living in the capital, my parents, sister and I spoke to each other in #tamil, #hindi, & #english. My mom was my first #chemistry teacher. #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network Image
As a teenager I fell in love with the vibrant colors & creative possibilities of the chemistry lab. Nandini ma'am & other excellent teachers, most of whom were #WomenInSTEM at The Mother's International School were my role models. @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM Image
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Announcement from @fordnation sank my heart today. As an ER doctor, person of color and #Scarborough native, I feel defeated 😢. The measures are not going to get wave 3 under control. #BIPOC #ERdoc @SHNcares @torontolife @JustinTrudeau @SCMirror 1/
When I landed as an #immigrant in #Canada, my life started in #Scarborough. My parents (#heros) struggled to find jobs that matched their education. That didn't stop them from working hard / hustling even if it meant 2 jobs at times to keep bills paid and food on the table. 2/
My family lived in an apt building that had mostly racialized/middle-low income families (#affordability). Not much social distancing when large crowds wait for elevators (#EssentialWorkers) or use the shared laundry facilities. This pandemic brings back those vivid memories 3/
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I was born in the 1980s, in the suburbs of Divinopolis, a small city in the Minas Gerais state, 🇧🇷 (right in the middle of the country, so, no beaches there). I’m the oldest of 4 children. I was a happy child who could play in the streets and climb trees.
#IWS #IWSvoices
I also watched a lot of 📺and this helped to develop my passion for science. One of my favourite shows was Beakman’s World. I wanted to be a scientist like him. But I had never met any scientist. I wasn’t even sure if this profession really existed in 🇧🇷.
#IWS #IWSvoices Image
My passion for biology started in high school, because of one very enthusiastic teacher. I’ll never forget my first lab class and she saying: “look at those mitochondria, how beautiful they are!” I decided that I’d be a biologist.
#IWS #IWSvoices
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A long thread about #immigration and #FreedomOfMovement in the light of the #Covid #vaccine.

While the UK government is now apparently ecstatic with delight to be ending Freedom of Movement, I'm thinking of Albert Bourla, (Άλμπερτ Μπουρλά) a Greek scientist and veterinarian. 1/8
Albert Bourla has lived in four different countries, joined Pfizer in 1993, and has used EU #FreedomOfMovement.

Similarly, the Turkish parents of the CEO of Biontech Uğur Şahin came to Germany when that country opened up and welcomed foreign workers "Gastarbeiter". 2/8
Obviously, the vast majority of #immigrants are not going to design vaccines that potentially can bail us out of this #corona misery.
Still, what strikes me in success stories like these is how many successful immigrants or their parents weren't exceptional when they came. 3/8
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A year ago, I met transgender migrant Mayela Villegas, 27, in a Mexican border tent camp before she crossed legally to claim asylum in Texas. At the end of May, a friend contacted me to say Mayela had died.…
2/ Mayela’s friend had a question for me after she died: “Is there any way you can help us find what happened to her?” Here’s what I found.…
3/Mayela’s friend Deisy Polanco told me she had struggled since arriving in Houston. Mayela lived with conservative, religious family members who called her by her male birth name and male pronouns. “For me, you’re Mayela,” Polanco would tell her. “I don’t know any other name.”
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Did you hear today's episode of #TheDaily from @nytimes with Marjorie Dannenfelser and feel 🤯 listening to all the anti-choice nonsense? If so, here's the real deal on abortion in the US and why this essential health service needs to be protected. (1/x)…
First, let's be clear that abortion patients are largely people like Ms. Dannenfelser: white, hetero, religiously affiliated, and who already have a child. Abortion is an experience shared by 1 in 4 American women, across demographic lines. (2/x)… Image
Second, abortion is a safe, effective procedure needed by many women, even those using contraception.
-18% of pregnancies in 2017 ended in abortion
-51% of abortion patients were using a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant. (3/x)…
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Your “justification” for say #ADOS would not receive cash #Reparations is based on your lack of education in American history. #immigrant
Large U.S. govt cash payments have been issued to
1841-11 Italian Am
1901- 21 victims of the Spanish-American War
1970s- RECA
1942 - Foreign Claims Act
1945- Guam Meritorious Claims Act
1948 - War Claims Act
1948 - Japanese-American Claims Act
1948 - Japanese-American Evacuation Claims Act
1988 - Project MKUktra Experiments
1971 - Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
1973 -Black Lung Benefits Act
1975 - Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
1976 - Judgement Funds Grand River Ottawa Indians
1976 - Seminole Indian Settlement
2006 - Indian Land Claums Settlement
1986 - National Childhood Injury Act
2004 - Compact Trust Fund for People of the Republic of Marshall Islands
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My story starts in a small town from the northern region of the warm vibrant and culturally diverse #India.
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Born as 3rd daughter in a culture where birth of a daughter is resented by many, my parents had to deal with 'eerie' solutions from society to get rid of the "burden" that I was about to become. But, my visionary parent-warriors had their armours on! 😇
#genderbias #VoicesIWS
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Right now we are seeing so many folks generously give however much they can to help the people and organizations doing important work.

Today I gave to two very different non-profits doing critical work: @MNFreedomFund and @CampReelStories
Thanks to @ebonyaster for suggesting @mnfreedomfund as a place to support. As their twitter bio says, "Fighting back against #Minnesota's unjust #bail system and paying #immigrant bonds."

Donate here:
The more people who have the resources and skills to tell their own stories will make a profound impact. Which is why I support @campreelstories! They teach girls and non-binary youth to thoughtfully and critically make their own media.

Donate here:…
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Three Indiana #DACA recipients, Catalán, Mari, and Dara created a fund that will support nearly 800 undocumented families that don't qualify for #COVID19 relief.

"This fund is more than a charity. We're asking for respect & access to basic needs."…
"People like my uncle and others in my family don't have a back-up. There are no other options,” — Catalán #HomeIsHere
“(The #coronavirus) is compounding the stress, the fear, the vulnerability of our families, and the need for services...for some of our families it is even that much more difficult with fewer options,” — Acevedo Davis,
President & CEO of @laplaza_indy #HomeIsHere
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.@CHIRLA was one of many #immigrant/#refugee activist groups that I invited to participate in the @Vote_CNP conference last year in Santa Monica. I was trying to organize a participate in a round-table about what an effective and humane #immigration system would look like.
No organization local to L.A. responded with as much as a polite regret.
It is possible that an immigrant/refugee rights activist could make the CIM in to any kind of nefarious organization if they don't learn about what we are from our own writing and mouths. Chief among those myths is that the CIM is #whitesupremacist.
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When SCOTUS fast-tracked the #PublicCharge rule in Jan, 5 justices ignored the inevitable consequences: countless #immigrants & US citizens avoiding healthcare.

Then came #COVID19.

Now NYS, NYC, VT & CT demand DHS pause this policy.

Full motion:
Quick background: The entire premise of the #PublicCharge rule is to scare people *who are eligible for healthcare programs & other benefits* into disenrolling, for fear that they or their #immigrant family members will get into trouble down the road.
That's a grisly policy during the best of times, and it's psychopathic during a pandemic.

From the state AGs: The last thing we need right now is anyone—including US citizens—to avoid getting testing & treatment for #COVID19. This will cost lives.

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10 tips for caring for #immigrant & limited Eng prof pts during #COVID19. Created w physician experts in #languagebarriers. Full recs:…. 1- No shortcuts with interpreters. This is not time to “get by” w limited lang skills. Reinforce confidentiality. 1/7
2- Interpreted conversations often less #patientcentered. Ask about pt concerns & feasibility of recs. Dispel rumors. Inquire abt medicines/herbs or high-risk contacts (e.g. elderly parents at home, etc). If #COVID19 #isolation advised, explore open-ended❓about concerns 2/7
3- Highlight #publiccharge suspended for #COVID19 testing & treatment. Spread the word. #Greencard eligibility not jeopardized by seeking #COVID19 testing & treatment… 3/7
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I hate to elevate @USCIS's inadequate & counter-productive #Covid_19 alert by analyzing it, but I'm sure people will struggle to understand it, so here goes...

This first part is not entirely unhelpful.

But what they aren't saying is that *almost nobody* has any reason to fear using **any** public health services, because the #PublicCharge rule doesn't actually punish this & never did.

See @MigrationPolicy:
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Even in an urgent #Covid_19 public health alert, @HomelandKen & co. just couldn't resist propagating the lie that the #PublicCharge rule "is critical to defending & protecting Americans' health & its health care resources."

Don't take my word for it...
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Today's @MigrationPolicy report could help #immigrant-serving organizations educate families about how the #PublicCharge rule will only rarely penalize anyone for using public benefits.

The vast majority of people should not disenroll.
A lot of #PublicCharge education materials (understandably) start with a list of the benefits listed in the rule—but that's likely to unduly scare people whose family members are enrolled in SNAP, Medicaid, & housing assistance even though the rule can't touch them.

Going forward, a better approach might be to use this chart from @MigrationPolicy, listing all of the #immigration categories where someone actually has something to worry about in terms of prior public benefit use.

Very, very few people will find themselves on this chart!
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The new #TravelBan proclamation is a word salad of nonsensical cruelty.

Let's start with the fact that there is no rational connection between the alleged risk (national security threat) and the actual policy (blocking permanent residents). 1/…
The first #TravelBan blocks both #immigrant visas (permanent residents) & "nonimmigrant" visas (temporary visitors) from several Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria & Yemen).

It's a terrible policy, but the new ban is weirder still. 2/…
Someone seeking permanent residency (aka "immigrant visa" aka "green card") goes through *way more vetting* than someone seeking a temporary visitor visa.

So why does the new #TravelBan block only permanent residents, not temporary visitors? 3/
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The #Reads for the Rest of Us list for Dec is coming soon @MsMagazine! I'm also working on the mother of all "most anticipated" reads (by women, #TGNC, #queer, #fat, #immigrant, #neurodivergent, international, and otherwise underrepresented writers) of 2020 list.
It's a big job! I have over 300 titles that I am sifting thru; so many look fantastic. #Fiction, #nonfiction, #poetry, and more. Some I've already #read, others not yet. I've heard from or reached out to over 65 #publishers and #publicists, they are working hard for you!
Do I know about your #newbook? Message me, email me, Tweet me, if you're not sure. My goal is to help raise visibility of historically marginalized #writers. I'm so lucky to get to learn about and read your amazing work along the way!
#womenwriters #readwomen #tbr #diversebooks
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Confused about all the #PublicCharge policies coming to a head next week? Here's a summary summary of where things stand.

(1) @DHSgov has a regulation set to take effect on Oct 15, which would apply to most green card applicants *within* the US. But...…
@DHSgov (1a) There are 9—count 'em, 9—federal lawsuits to block the DHS #PublicCharge rule before Oct 15, arguing it's unlawful.

(1b) @AILANational just filed a TRO demand for a delay of 60 days since DHS gave no time for attorneys to prepare for new forms.…
@DHSgov @AILANational (2) *Today* @StateDept issued a reg, also set to take effect on Oct 15, changing its own #PublicCharge policy to look more like DHS.

@StateDept is already being sued for its Jan 2018 #PublicCharge policy in effect now.

Thread on this particular chaos:
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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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