Sandhya Dirks http://kazu.org en Graphic Novel Depicts John Lewis' 'March' Toward Justice http://kazu.org/post/graphic-novel-depicts-john-lewis-march-toward-justice John Lewis is the only person to have spoken at the 1963 March on Washington who is still alive. He was just 23 years old when he addressed the crowd of more than 200,000 at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago.<p>Lewis is a pillar of the civil rights movement. The son of sharecroppers in rural Alabama, he went on to become the president of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and then eventually, a U.S. Congressman from Georgia.<p>His story has been told before in documentaries and books, but now he's putting his life story into the form of a graphic novel, <em>March</em>. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 31602 at http://kazu.org Graphic Novel Depicts John Lewis' 'March' Toward Justice Filner's Exit Isn't The End Of San Diego's Mayoral Mayhem http://kazu.org/post/filners-exit-isnt-end-san-diegos-mayoral-mayhem On Friday, the embattled mayor of San Diego officially steps down. Allegations of sexual harassment against Bob Filner have rocked the eighth-largest American city, which now has to pick up the pieces and elect a new mayor.<p>The announcement last week that Filner would leave office was greeted with cheers, boos and a flurry of activity from the press — but it all went quiet when the soon-to-be ex-mayor emerged from a swell of bodyguards to speak at the podium.<p>"I take responsibility for putting the city through a very bad time," Filner said. "Again, I apologize to all of you. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 31554 at http://kazu.org Filner's Exit Isn't The End Of San Diego's Mayoral Mayhem San Diego Mayor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations http://kazu.org/post/san-diego-mayor-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-allegations Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>To San Diego now where, after weeks of accusations of sexual harassment accusations, apologies, denials, a lawsuit and a trip to a treatment center, the saga of Mayor Bob Filner is coming to a close. The city council has struck a deal under which Filner, a Democrat, will resign on August 30. That's the end result of a scandal that's seen 18 women accuse Filner of inappropriate behavior. Addressing the city council this evening, Filner again apologized to the women he offended. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:49:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 31291 at http://kazu.org San Diego Mayor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Women http://kazu.org/post/san-diego-mayor-accused-sexually-harassing-women Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Pressure is growing on the mayor of San Diego to resign. Democrat Bob Filner is being accused by former friends and supporters of sexually harassing women. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 29578 at http://kazu.org With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply http://kazu.org/post/or-without-reform-immigration-lawyers-short-supply With immigration a hot-button issue in Washington, some version of immigration reform is likely this year. Even so, immigrant activist Sandra Sanchez concedes that the country might not be ready for an overhaul of its immigration laws.<p>Sanchez, director of the American Friends Service Committee Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, doesn't mean that in political terms, but in practical ones. "We need to be prepared for the wave of millions of potential applicants that will be needing ... legal services," she says. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:45:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 25896 at http://kazu.org With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply