Giving Compass’ Take:
• Mashable gives us a primer on the most influential people in the immigrant rights field on social media, and how their voices are making a difference.
• What can nonprofits do to amplify those fighting for immigrant rights in this country? The impact must go beyond following — it’s about leading.
• On that front, here’s how philanthropy can come together for immigrant children.
If you want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening with reunification efforts, border practices, and potential human rights abuses, start by following the below activists, journalists, experts, and organizations on social media.
Andiola’s Twitter presence — “Proud, undocumented and unafraid” — is that of a woman who knows what it means to speak truth to power. In addition to sharing important updates on organizing taking place across the nation, Adiola is a passionate advocate for abolishing of ICE.
Escalante is communications director for the immigrant rights group America’s Voice. In addition to providing his followers with major news updates, Escalante shares personal stories about his life as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. His tweets shed light on the mental health consequences of living in a country where you’re told you’re not wanted.
What it feels like to be a Dreamer at this particular point in time.
A 101 guide
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) September 4, 2017
Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations. In addition to leading the Families Belong Together coalition, the NDWA released a detailed report this June about the high rates of wage theft, abuse, and personal and familial insecurity experienced by domestic workers on the Texas-Mexico border, as a result of immigration laws. Poo will keep you in the organizing loop.
As the director of the migrant rights and justice program at the nonprofit organization Women’s Refugee Commission, Brané advocates for the needs of immigrant women, children, and other vulnerable migrant populations in the United States. Her Twitter account has recently focused on the human rights implications of Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.
Read the full article about the immigrant rights activists and experts you should follow on Twitter by Soraya Ferdman at Mashable.
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