Sunday Reading: Mother’s Day Edition

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On Sundays, I like to post articles I’ve read in the past week that I found interesting. In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d focus on those stories involving mothers.

Activists bail women out of jail to ensure more happy Mother’s Days

The Los Angeles Times has the story about the national effort to bail out women in time for Mother’s Day. It is organized by National Bail Out, a coalition of various groups, whose goal beyond reuniting families is to advocate for a change in the cash bail system.

Mother’s Day Actually Has a Deep History of Activism

Although this was written last year, it is nevertheless still an interesting look at the origins of Mother’s Day and how deeply rooted it is in activism. A fascinating look at trailblazers.

Navajo activist celebrates attention for dead, missing women

“Debbie Nez-Manuel was 3 years old when her mother disappeared from their home on the Navajo Nation.” 40+ years later, she is celebrating the long-sought victory to have the Arizona legislature agreed to study the issue of missing Native American women.

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