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Nicole Rothwell
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Activist, Educator, Photographer, Blogger, and Feminist
Activist, Educator, Photographer, Blogger, and Feminist

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"This movement goes beyond a catchy slogan and past our collective consciousness...there is a need for change in institutional practices before we get there,” stated lifelong New Yorker, Kimberly White, a law school student who was at last night’s protest. Kimberly emphasized, "Dehumanization isn't isolated, it stems from a long history of racism in this country."

So far this year, police in the United States have killed 566 individuals, the majority being people of color. The country has reached a breaking point, and cities around the nation came together last night to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to organize against the rampant police brutality.

http://ow.ly/13Ch30289zM #BlackLivesMatter  

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“I’d be homeless in a heartbeat if the rent prices go up” shared 62-year old Manhattan resident Silva at one of the final hearings preceding last night’s vote. He shared how he was forced to take an early retirement and now lives on a disposable income of $200 a month for his expenses beyond rent. “I don’t envy you and your job,” Silva told the RGB but, “it strikes me that the system is broken and something radical must be done to fix it.”

Makes one wonder if last night’s decision was radical enough to remedy the housing crisis. For many, it was not.

My latest with The Indypendent: http://ow.ly/m64v301IR5j

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"It’s vital to follow Nadia’s lead, to seek justice for her, Yesenia, Mile, Alejandra, Rubén, and the thousands of other victims of human rights violations in Mexico. It is crucial to continue the fight to change our world so this epidemic of violence against women, and women human rights defenders comes to an end. Women of the world have the right to live full lives, and to be their whole selves, in peace." My final article in my #InHerName series; #NadiaVera's story: http://bit.ly/1lTiMbo for #16Days Of Activism To #EndViolenceAgainstWomen. 

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"It’s been two years since Rocío Mesino, environmental and human rights activist, was shot to death in broad daylight in the Mexican state of Guerrero while helping rebuild a community destroyed by a hurricane. It’s been two years of impunity, and a rise in violence against women human rights defenders, defensoras, in Mexico." My latest in my #InHerName series http://www.cipamericas.org/archives/17905 #16Days   #EndViolenceAgainstWomen  

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This giving season I'm raising funds for the +Americas Program where I'm currently interning in Mexico City! I'm specifically fundraising to support our social movement projects. If you believe social movements have the power to change our world, realize justice, and end oppression, then I ask that you give what you can to the Americas Program, who is committed in every facet of our work to supporting, covering and organizing with social movements. #GiveForPeaceAndJustice  Click my page to learn more about my work with the program, and of course to donate :) 

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My latest article was reprinted as a featured story with +Truthout! "Patriarchy, capitalism, militarization, and a government that is in collusion with organized crime has made women targets of violence, disappearances, sexual assault, harassment, and murder." Read Marisela's story here, and take action to end violence against women human rights defenders. #‎InHerName‬ ‪#‎SayHerName‬ ‪#‎16Days‬ ‪#‎EndViolenceAgainstWomen‬ http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33880-organizing-against-gender-based-violence-in-the-name-of-marisela-escobedo-ortiz

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My latest article with +Americas Program "The statistics, while horrifying, shouldn’t only lead to indignation and action if enough women are killed for being women. One woman is enough; one woman is too many."  Also artwork done by my talented best friend Sarrah Hashim! http://www.cipamericas.org/archives/17615

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Something has stirred inside me, deep in my gut. As I write at a local café in Xochimilco, I look up across the street at the women's prison, Centro Femenil, and I feel an immense amount of sadness.  Being here in Mexico, meeting activists and hearing their stories, and learning about the horrific realities has changed my feminism. http://www.nicolerothwell.com/blog/myfeminismischanging

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A video I helped create! Please help us #KeepTheAmericasProgramAlive  by donating what you can so we can continue organizing, reporting, and building a peaceful & just region! 
What’s your vision for the region? Check out our vision and the work we’ve done to make this a reality: https://youtu.be/6eCiWzU9P70 If you believe, like us, that we should build a region where peace and justice thrive then please help us #KeepTheAmericasProgramAlive by donating today: http://bit.ly/1PAfiXB
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