On August 2, 1995, a large task force raided an apartment complex in El Monte, California. What they found was one of the most horrendous U.S. sweatshops in modern times. That raid changed lives and changed history.
For the past 20 years, undocumented immigrants have faced unrelenting challenges to secure a legal right to stay in the only country most of them have known. Taking action, undocumented organizers catapulted themselves into the center of one of the nation’s fiercest debates to form a powerful political voice.
After months of uncertainty, Major League Baseball will begin a shortened season at Nationals Park in a stadium empty of spectators. This is not the first time baseball has been played to an empty stadium.
For John Lewis, activism for social change was a communal activity. He believed that people coming together to create a society that they wanted to live in. Creating that community required persistence, optimism, and the willingness to make what he called "good trouble, necessary trouble."