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Michaelann Bewsee

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Homeless Youth - This Week at Arise
Kei'shairra is an amazing young woman who walked into Arise earlier this summer and has now organized a youth committee.  She's also been doing summer activities for the kids at a local park, including some kids from a homeless family we helped get into she...

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Monday at Arise
Folks, we could use some food-- simple things, crackers, cans of soup, juice-- because we've had a lot of homeless kids in our office the past couple of weeks and sometimes their families are just out of money.  And it is just impossible to eat food in fron...

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We're back!
Hi, All, Through a series of misadventures, our website crashed and cannot be restored.  We're starting over but it will take a while.  In the meantime, our blog is back in action!-- and, as is always the case, if you have a story to share, email it to me a...

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Well, folks, it's been fun....but this blog is no longer active.  To keep up with Arise for Social Justice from this point on, go to, our new, great website!  So long, farewell, see you at our website!

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Please sign and share.  Our backyard is also the world's backyard!

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What a bad day for an addicted panhandler
Today was by far the worst day I have
had since I have been making money panhandling-- bad day in so many ways.  First,
a dear friend of ours, who was severely alcoholic, died tragically. She was in
her 50’s and was basically housebound with her husband and...

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The Real Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By HamdenRice from the Daily Kos on August 29, 2011 We don't often reprint an entire article from another source, but this article, recommended by Martin F. Jones, reminds us of what we may have forgotten-- or may have never known at all. This will be a ver...

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Activists (our own Ellen!) Occupy National Museum of American History — Install Torture Exhibit to Mark Guantánamo Anniversary
Activists Occupy National Museum of American History —
Install Torture Exhibit to Mark Guantánamo Anniversary   Vowing to “Make Guantanamo History,”
human rights advocates from around the country marked the beginning of the
thirteenth year of torture and in...
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