Friday, February 17, 2017

Immigrants Rally At Washington Square Park-February 11th










Here are some photos of the rally for immigrants last Saturday at Washington Square Park. About 500-700 people took part.

Genevieve's Gems

Protest must be followed up by sustained action.


~Genevieve

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


~Abraham Lincoln

Monday, January 23, 2017

Women's March

This past Saturday I marched in the Million Women's March here in New York City. I arrived at Grand Central around 12:30 and the street was already packed. I was able to jump in and march. Behind me and ahead of me there people as far as my eyes could see.  

There were women of all ages, families, men, even pets. I haven't seen a march this big since 68? Crowd estimate was around 400,000. I met up with a friend later and we marched together. We talked about the need to sustain the pressure on those in power. Local and state issues are just as important. There were marches all over the world. I read about a small town of 200 in the Midwest and 66 people marched. WOW! People are letting this administration know that we are not sitting still and staying silent.




    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Civil Disobedience

I was a nineteen year old college student when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. That was one of the most tumultuous years in America's history. Looking back now MLK's assassination opened my eyes as to how the power structure will resort to anything to stay in power.

As the country prepares for a new administration in Washington, it is time for us to carry on the tradition and activism of Dr. King by civil disobedience. I'm going to the Women's March On NYC this Saturday here in New York City. So far at least 10,000 people will be there (I figure that there will be more). A similar event will be held in Washington, D.C.  I will be more involved with social justice in regard to affordable housing. Justice for LGBTQ people is also something on my agenda. 

Protests are fine but it needs to be followed up with sustained pressure and a plan of action to correct the conditions that are ailing the communities. Here in my district a few of my so-called representatives are up for reelection this year and I have taken note on what they have and have not done. I'm fed up with officials won't do nothing for the people they allegedly represent. 
 I believe it's high time for all of us to defy the fascism, sexism, xenophobia, trans phobia and misogyny that has encroached on our freedoms. We the people need to show by our actions that we're not going to take this any longer.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Congratulations Clemson Tigers!

A hearty shoutout to FBS National Football Champion Clemson Tigers as they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in a rematch of last year's championship game.






Book Review



I finished reading this book over a week ago. It is the story of young man who transitions to a woman. The book didn't mention this until the end. For Today....was an easy read for me for a novel. Sometimes novels bog down with reminiscing and backtracking that may lose the reader. The book backtracked but I never felt lost or bogged down by a lot of useless detail.

The Huang family seemed to be a normal family. By the end of the book they are as dysfunctional as I've ever seen a family. Peter is the boy would believes that he is a girl. When he moves away from home he has the opportunity to dress as a woman but doesn't readily take advantage of it. Kim Fu, the author, seems to take a vast knowledge about trans issues even though she's a ciswoman. 

I would rate this book a seven. It was an easy read. I followed this strange journey and saw how muddled journeys can be. I always say that each person's journey is uniquely their own. For Today.... didn't disappoint there. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.


~Jack Layton, Canadian Politician (1950-2011)

Monday, January 09, 2017

James Madison Royal Dukes Champs



Congratulations to the 2016-17 Football Championship Series Champions.

James Madison- 28

Youngstown State- 14