On this day in 1945, Auschwitz was liberated. Today, the world marks International #HolocaustRemembranceDay.
We can say “never again” all we want, but only constant effort to defend universal human rights has a chance of making that ambition a reality.
Notable Events of the Week:
- “For Asian Americans across the United States, the holiday season was supposed to be about getting together, nurturing bonds, dancing and splurging on festive treats. The merriment ended Saturday night when a gunman entered a beloved ballroom at the heart of the country’s first suburban Chinatown and shot 20 people, killing 11. The nation was still absorbing the horror of the Monterey Park, Calif., massacre when, about 380 miles upstate, another assailant ambushed two mushroom farms in the Half Moon Bay area on Monday, gunning down seven workers, some of Asian descent.” Washington Post
- “Reversing its longstanding resistance, the Biden administration plans to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major step in arming Kyiv in its efforts to seize back its territory from Russia.” NY Times
- “A grand jury returned indictments against five Memphis police officers fired last week in connection with the beating death of a 29-year-old Black motorist. Each of the officers were jailed Thursday and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, according to Shelby County district attorney Steven Mulroy.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
Equity and Justice:
An Asian American Grief (Katherine Hu, The Atlantic)
DeSantis sparks outrage with rejection of African American studies class (Brooke Migdon and Cheyanne M. Daniels, The Hill)
How Hawaiʻi Is Ending Youth Incarceration After More Than a Century of Colonization (Annabelle Le Jeune, Nonprofit Quarterly)
The OYAH partners pursue levers of change to transform systems and end youth incarceration in Hawaiʻi, all based on Indigenous cultural practices. The first such lever is a puʻuhonua, or healing sanctuary of people and programs that form an ecosystem of support, replacing “corrections” with holistic and culturally grounded care. Next is kapu aloha, or healing practices and policies instilled by and practiced alongside elders that shift mindsets and systems toward diversionary alternatives and therapeutic methods that empower youth and communities. The third is pilina ola, or healing partnerships and networks of care that apply cultural practices across agencies and islands, sharing learnings with BIPOC communities beyond Hawaiʻi.
Savings Accounts for Disabled People Are Opened to More of Them (Ann Carrns, NY Times)
Why Can’t We Have Nice Things (The Sum of Us Podcast)
If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏