How to help families separated at the border…
ActBlue will split donations equally among 14 groups, while the ACLU is asking people to contact their representatives and Indivisible has suggested call script.
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Family separation crisis – how to help
Donald Trump signed an executive order to “keep families together” on Wednesday, supposedly bringing the policy of separating children from their families to an end. But the wording of the order made it clear the government’s hardline approach to immigration will continue. The text also left leeway for families to be separated in the future.
With that in mind, many people are looking for ways to get involved and help those affected. Here’s a guide.
There are a number of organizations working to protect children who have been separated from their parents. They rely on donations to fund their work – this tool at ActBlue will split any donation equally between 14 different groups.
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
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