Lucky Garcia posted on Facebook November 9, 2013. · ·
Hundreds of people came out today to tell the Nazis where they can shove their swastikas! Well done Kansas City! #NO2H8KC — with Kris Dingus, Kristin Chow, Luis Panclasta, Tom Klammer, Dylan Schwayne, Kim Sharitz, Kelli Holzer, Libby Holzer, Doug Greer, Jodie Beydler, Zach Thompson, Tom Crane, Kevin Malatesta, Jozef Hanratty, Pedro Miranda, Ilea Brown-Lauber, Brianna Dobbs, Tamara Severns, Wesley Brockman, Moarte Se Apropie, Amanda Gatten, Joz Martillo and Mike Nickells.
One Struggle KC
One Struggle KC has tirelessly coordinated Kansas City’s responses to Ferguson while leading many demonstrations, even at the city’s largest tourist attractions. The group has also held day long arts workshops for the sake of community healing. Two of the founders, Diane Burkholder and Kristin Chow, tell their story.
Chow: “Five of us just got together. We knew each other from different groups around the city, and we came up with some visions of what we’ve always wanted to see here. At the core of it was bridging the gaps between Black and Brown communities.”
Burkholder: “We wanted to make sure that women, the undocumented and youth, whoever was involved, had equal footing and equal say.
“The first event drew about forty people, with signs in solidarity with Ferguson and signs in solidarity with Ayotzinapa [Guerrero, Mexico, where 43 activist students recently disappeared].”
Chow: “By our second week, we did a banner drop at the Power & Light District during the sixth game of the World Series. We’ve grown fast and created a Spanish speaking wing called Una Lucha. We’re taking some direction from the larger Ferguson action movement, but we try to localize the issues. We’ve had people arrested and experienced police violence.
Obama: Go Big on Immigration! Rally and March
- The PYO is a Kansas City based organization that seeks to carry forward progressive and revolutionary politics to the widest section of people.
- Join the Progressive Youth Organization and the Kansas-Missouri DREAM Alliance as we stand in solidarity of United We Dream's National Week of Action. We will gather in a rally and march to demand President Obama be accountable to the many separated families and those living in fear of deportation due to the broken immigration system and his lack of leadership. We need the President to GO BIG ON IMMIGRATION, our people can't wait!
Those indicating support on a Wherevent page for the march were Angie Vargas, Amanda Leigh Schieszer, David Ralph Young, Jose Pecina, Viridiana Davila, Kristin Chow, Gary Laing, Aracely Palma Luna, Florina Hernandez, Kevin Caldwell, Winifred Varner Jamieson, Jessica Piedra, Lilly Illusione, Wendy Medina, Aude Negrete Banos, Melissa Archer, Coche Bomba, Diane Charity, Jackie Saavedra-Solorio, Abel Muhammad, Magali Rojas, Antonio Neuritos, Jose Luis Becerra, Arnoldo Rivas, El Flaco Martinez, Eric Zapata Boleware, Elizabeth Gomez, Micki Buschart, Karla Medina, Samantha Ochoa, Madina Salaty, Tafadar Sourov, William Simon Kang, Karen Santacruz Ortiz, Ahmad Maaz, Hannes V. Estrella, Luis Alvarado, Gustavo Romero, Juan Alvizo Diaz, Rodrigo Ferreira, Yesenia Jurado, Andrea Mejia Miranda, Sayra Gordillo, Judy Ancel, Edgar Galicia, Bianca Estala, Doug Schaible, Luis Panclasta, Will Suarez, Tanke Tabardillo, Andrésito Herrera, Xanath Caraza, Catalina Velarde, Robert Sagastume, Cory Lumpenprole, El-kiss Kiris Kiss.