Lenten Challenge 2017: I Was a Stranger

This year for Lent, I plan to amplify voices of the marginalized by reading Bible verses guided by the ELCA program AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation, and Opportunities), and then reading or listening to a voice that is not always shared. Read more about my pledge here: I Was a Stranger Lenten Challenge.

Day 1, Ash Wednesday: Dorien Paul, African-American environmental and political activist, speaker, and author

Day 2: Alexis Isabel Moncada, who got Disney thinking about gay characters

Day 3: Daniela Vargas, who was just arrested by ICE Wednesday, mere hours after speaking publicly about immigrants' rights

Day 4: Rabbi Ilana Schachter, writing to thank Trump for bringing Jews and Muslims together

Day 5: The black laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1881, who went on strike for better pay and conditions

Day 6: Susie Snortum, who dedicates her life to helping the hungry and homeless while keeping food out of the landfills

Day 7: Brazilian Sikh pianist and composer Jasnam Daya Singh, and Sikh-American writer Sahaj Kohil

Day 8: Dr. Vandana Shiva, a champion of seeds and biodiversity in India

Day 9: Linda Sarsour, Palestinian Muslim American activist, one of the organizers of the Women's March on Washington, and who was arrested for protesting outside of Trump Tower

Day 10: African Muslim women writers

Day 11: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, badass Supreme Court justice!

Day 12: Chanpone Sinlapasai, immigration lawyer, refugee volunteer, and once a refugee herself

Day 13: Dolores Huerta, labor rights activist for 60+ years!

Day 14: Dreamers, hoping to stay in the U.S. and needing our support

Day 15Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, deported and labeled a criminal for trying to work and support her children

Day 16: Madam C.J. Walker, the first in her family born free, a philanthropist and highly successful African-American entrepreneur

Day 17: Females fighting fear

Day 18: Barry Farmer, single adoptive dad to three boys

Day 19: Mary Johnson, who forgave her son's killer

Day 20: Valarie Kaur, Sikh-American activist and theologian, preaching a gospel of revolutionary love

Day 21: Mary Nom Lee Leong, who preserved the history of Chinese-Americans who fought to overcome discrimination in their adopted country

Day 22: Karen Gaffney, who champions the journey to full inclusion for people with developmental disabilities

Day 23: Jussie Smollett, who recently released a video, "F.U.W." (Fucked Up World), which captures how many are feeling at the moment

Day 24: Colin Kaepernick, who is the Christian man Trump and his cronies will never be 

Day 25: Missing black teens in Washington DC

Day 26: Mohamed Bezeek, a Muslim and Libyan-American man who fosters terminally ill foster children

Day 27: Eat Offbeat, a startup and upcoming cookbook featuring the food of resettled refugee chefs

Day 28: Muslims standing in solidarity after the terrorist attack in London

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