Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Guru for Immigrant Activists

Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times reports on how immigrant rights activists are addressing the stresses of life under Trump.  "[F]ive months into the Trump presidency, they’ve never had their endurance so tested.

So, in need of relief themselves, they go to a longtime community organizer for help."


"In his workshops and webinars, Victor Narro of the UCLA Labor Center tells them to unplug, garden, hike, dance, volunteer, build altars at their cubicles and look at photos that bring them joy. They’re in it for the long haul, after all. President Trump still has nearly 200 more weeks in office."

Narro has organized immigrants for years, lately has dedicated himself to spreading the gospel of self-care to legions of overextended protesters, lawyers and outreach workers.




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