Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: Paraíso

Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. With spectacular cinematography, Paraíso reveals the beauty and danger of their job and what they see on the way down.

September 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: The Work That Makes All Other Work Possible

Activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what,” she says.

July 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: An Affront To Justice

Amidst our grim, slow slide into a police state where almost no one is safe comes a new report showing ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants at courthouses in New York state have … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: ‘Literally What Jesus Told People to Do’– In Arizona Possible Prison Time for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants

“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?” Four women were found guilty of misdemeanors and are facing … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lornet Turnbull: Grandmothers Bring Food and Comfort to Asylum Seekers at Bus Stations

Each day at Greyhound stations across the nation, families released from detention and traveling to sponsors’ homes find grandmotherly help. Every morning, Bonita Amaro and her sister Yolanda Sanchez arrive … Continue reading

December 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Ann Fisher-Wirth: Prayer

Let the mothers rush toward their babies and wrap their arms around them tight enough to hold back even the sea if it would harm them.   Let the anguish … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tanya Golash-Boza: Day of the Demagogue

Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities In 2006, when I first began researching deportations, George W. Bush was president and quietly building a deportation machine in the Department of Homeland … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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