Larkin and Lacey

Unfortunately, everyone in the world cannot just hold hands and be peaceful. There are social divisions based upon tribe, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, nationality, socio-economic class, sexuality, ideology, religion, disability, appearance and other things. These differences make for a self perpetuating system of discrimination and resentment in society. These social divisions have led to the founding of groups and organizations that champion the rights of a given group or groups.

For the Women:

The National Organization for women was founded in the mid 19th century to vouch for women’s rights with a liberal tilt. They are pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-lesbian, pro-bisexual, pro-transgender, pro-Equal-Rights-Ammendment and pro-women-of-color. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

They have a website where they provide information about what you can do to forward the agenda that they champion. They even have a “Back to School Feminist Reading List!” with titles such as “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color,” by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua; “Transgender History,” by Susan Stryker; “Gender Trouble,” by Susan Butler; “Bad Feminist,” by Roxanne Gay; “Sister Citizen,” by Melissa Harris-Perry; “The Second Sex,” by Simone de Beauvoir; “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas; “Excluded,” by Julia Serano; “Sister Outsider,” by Audre Lorde; “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi; “Women, Race and Class,” by Angela Davis and “The Crunk Feminist Collection,” by Brittany C. Cooper, Susana S. Morris and Robin M. Boylorn.

For the Blacks:

Black Lives Matter is a civil rights organization heavily geared toward the plight of Black people in America, though the movement has inspired other movements and “Black Lives Matter” marches overseas in places like Europe. People from all races have joined Black Lives Matter and have partook in “Black Lives Matter” marches. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin |LinkedIn

However, situations have happened where Black Lives Matter protests were not the safest places for supportive Whites to be at, due to the zeal of some of the protesters and inflamed emotions.

Black Lives Matter makes sure to stay informed of all of the latest news about injustices happening to Black people. This is not surprising, because the founding of the organization was inspired by the fact hat Trayvon Martin got shot in cold blood by a white (passing) man who was acquitted.

For the Hispanics and Immigrants:

All throughout the United States, but especially in Arizona, the plights of immigrants and Latinos run thick. Arizona lies right on the border, so it is one of the states that receives undocumented immigrants crossing over from Mexico. Arizona is historically known for it’s prominent, looming Spanish influence.

This, the fact that it is so close to Mexico and the fact that people come over the border result in a situation where, as said above, the plights of certain people run thick. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, living in Arizona, were very attuned to these plights, and started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which helps local organizations aide Hispanic people and immigrants.