The ways in which the system works to maintain secrets and avoids transparency. The systems that keep citizens from finding out what they have a right to know.
The patterns of conflict in relationships with others that maintain dominance. Specifically those conflicts which elicit behaviors that are abusive as a tactic of addressing the conflict which in turn either establish, or maintain dominance as a form of oppression
The ways in which oppressive dominance is explained or excused. Either through personal, familial or cultural history. Regardless of if it's maintained by religion, shared values or the law, if it sustains oppression it is unjust.
Conflicts between the oppressor and the oppressed which are actually conflicts that are interior to the oppressor by acted out in relationship to the oppressed. Constructed reasoning to justify dominating another as a way to soothe the anxiety of the oppressor thus constructing a system of oppression.
Demanding equity and fairness from the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.
Promoting and protecting an individuals right to a quality education by promoting opportunity and eliminating inequality in the classroom.
LGBTQI rights are “human rights” and that “all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love.
Promoting a community that is economically, environmentally, and socially healthy and resilient. One which meets challenges through integrated solutions rather than through fragmented approaches that meet one goal at the expense of the others.
Advocacy and promotion of a society that sees the ADAAA as an opportunity to adhere to the spirit of the law as opposed to the letter of the law. Where universal design creates an inclusive world that marginalizes no one for their physical, emotional, cognitive, neurological or any other visible or invisible disability.
Support and promotion of all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Through activities designed to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases.
An end to all violence expressed between one partner and another in an intimate relationship as well as the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about particular political objectives.
Working to expand the definition of family and spouse in the immigration context while simultaneously working to ensure fair and humane treatment of families with parents who are LGBT under current U.S. law.
DON’T SLEEP and INDY 10 have compiled a list of action items necessary to instill trust in law enforcement and work to guarantee fair, equitable and accountable policing.
Equity or Else: Accountable IMPD Policing Reform
The narrative has been changed many times to “All Lives Matter”. By wearing this shirt we not only lift up the fact that Black Lives Matter, but the fact that All Lives Don’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter since black lives are the ones being taken with impunity.Justice for those lost is justice for us all. Which side are you on?#DontSleep
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