WNPJ Blog: Finding inspiration in Arizona

 
Kristen Petrosius (center) at a civil resistance
action in Arizona

Kristen Petroshius of the Madison Groundwork anti-racist collective was one of more than 80 people recently arrested in Arizona for engaging in acts of civil resistance against the state's new anti-immigrant racial-profiling law, SB1070. The Phoenix protesters targeted the Fourth Avenue Jail run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has led a wave of police repression against immigrants and people of color in the state. In deciding to risk arrest, Kristen had to confront the fears that keep many of us from taking action against injustice, and found inspiration and role models in those who shared her jail cell. Read and comment here...