"I am only well if you are well" - Aly Wane

"I am only well if you are well" - Aly Wane

My name is Aly Wane and despite the fact that we are living in the age of Trump, I am still undocumented and unafraid. I want to thank the organizers of this event for giving me some time to share a few thoughts here. I was born in Senegal, originally brought here legally when I was 9, am now 41 years old and am still trying to become a citizen, which should give you a sense of how broken our immigration system is. But I’m not simply here to share my story with you.

The Poor People's Campaign: Women in Poverty, Women in Leadership

The Poor People's Campaign: Women in Poverty, Women in Leadership

Women, particularly women of color, have always borne the brunt of poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological destruction. At the same time, women have always contributed critical leadership to social justice movements, although their organizing is not always recognized. The Troy, NY launch of the Poor People’s Campaign will highlight how women are affected by these systems of injustice and oppression–and how they are fighting back. The evening will feature a lively panel discussion, music, refreshments, and how you can get involved in the Poor People’s Campaign.

When Working People Are Under Attack...

When Working People Are Under Attack...

The United States Supreme Court will soon be hearing oral arguments in the case Janus vs. AFSCME, which threatens to undermine working people's collective bargaining power throughout the nation. You can learn more about the case here.

This concerted attack on working people won't go forward without a response, however. There are several upcoming actions around the state - see the details below and join where you can!