"A high moral enterprise": Philadelphian Ed Nakawatase reflects on SNCC and 50 years of progress

by Helen Gym

It’s not often we have a chance to celebrate the amazing lives of extraordinary Philadelphians, but the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was just too good of an opportunity not to let folks know about Philly’s own Ed Nakawatase.

“A Little Peace" Dessert Tasting for API Movement and Other Groups

If you’re in the Boston area, we’re one of four groups working and baking together again in our fourth year for “A Little Peace: A Dessert Tasting” to help fundraise for social justice organizations. We support each other and build community with nurturing and sweet things so that we can build a stronger effort for a better and more progressive society. 

Please come join us and taste for yourself the creativity of the community’s best bakers!??

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

California Couple Convicted of Lake Tahoe Hate Crime


On March 11th, a Sacremento jury found a white, middle-aged couple with a history of racial hatred guilty in Sacramento federal court of a hate crime. They were convicted of interfering with the right of an Indian American man to be in a public area at South Lake Tahoe because of his ethnic origin and the color of his skin.

A jury deliberated approximately 90 minutes before delivering its verdict against Georgia Silva, 52, and husband Joseph Silva, 56.