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From the Executive Director
Guest Blog: 20 Years Later, We STILL Have Your Back
Guest blog by Lauren Regan, Executive Director and Senior Staff Attorney for Civil Liberties Defense Center, www.cldc.org
70th Anniversary Prep: Connections and Stories
I’ve spent a lot of time the last few months planning for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of my grandparents’ executions. From initial brainstorming with the RFC staff and Board about what themes/issues we wanted to highlight to conversations about the format and timing and focus of the events to more recent efforts to draft and then finalize a script and film participants, it’s been an enormous amount of work.
Safety in an Imperfect World: Another Granting Cycle Complete at the RFC
At an RFC event years ago, one beneficiary made the point that in a perfect world, the RFC wouldn’t exist. It’s a strange concept to think about as an employee of such a special organization, but it’s true: in a perfect world, there would be absolutely no need for us. Egregious cases of targeting wouldn’t occur. Children of activists would be able to live safe and full lives without organizations like ours, and activist families wouldn’t have to live in constant states of uncertainty and fear.
Guest Blog: Drawing Deportation: Art and Resistance Among Immigrant Children
Guest blog by author Silvia Rodriguez Vega
2022 Year-end Report from Jennifer Meeropol
This year has felt like a series of seemingly endless crises, from the pandemic to environmental calamity (fires and storms and floods to name just a few) to the frightening rise in antisemitic, racist and anti-trans speech and violence at home and around the globe. All of these developments are symptomatic of escalating threats to democracy and the frightening rise of fascism.