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"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."—… https://t.co/0lKoiB3h5Q
6/30
2020
In South Africa, many girls lack access to basic sanitation services and menstrual products—a reality which often k… https://t.co/Jos11t420A
6/29
2020
For allies, this is a time to learn about what you can do to create a more just and equitable world. Visit… https://t.co/Ic5uevw41HAt Chicago's Drag March for Change, @TheVixensworld shared a special message for allies, channeling what so many Bl… https://t.co/iXUsKbLLhD“When I started, clubs would bring in a queen of color for each show in order to check the diversity box." That's… https://t.co/EjHXQLTsif@TheVixensworld is more than a drag queen—she’s a proud South Sider that has always married her art with activism… https://t.co/t9rZolGqnw
6/28
2020
June 26, 2015 was a historic day in @BarackObama’s Presidency. Relive the day through the eyes of those who witnes… https://t.co/yxm988i48i
6/27
2020
Thinking back to that day reminds me of how much strength we can find in one another, in good times and in bad. We’… https://t.co/0ftq2eXH7J
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationAs the sun went down on this historic day five years ago, the White House lit up in brilliant colors—an act that wo… https://t.co/8CCJiQMJ3lThis was one of the few times I apologized to @BarackObama for a draft. I had nothing left. And even though he didn… https://t.co/QHtQ4x7W3M
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationIn the afternoon of June 26, 2015, @BarackObama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist… https://t.co/AEsTRyPAAUJim’s courage and persistence helped change America for the better. And so did every American who marched, organize… https://t.co/o0f9SogkU5
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationJust a few moments after 10 am ET on June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision when t… https://t.co/LN9SC4nZigFive years ago, our nation underwent a day of momentous change, grace, and joy. Today, relive the events that mad… https://t.co/30lu3eejRfOn June 26, 2015, justice came down like a thunderbolt. Join us tomorrow as we relive one of the most unforgettabl… https://t.co/N9juel4a4W
6/26
2020
Chicago’s children deserve resources that will help them succeed—and one day lead. Today, @ChicagosMayor announced… https://t.co/0a6gzcWJdk
6/25
2020
“I want to bring in space for Black queer joy.” To celebrate 50 years of #Pride in Chicago, #4theQultureFEST will h… https://t.co/QSYdLlsrBG
6/24
2020
“What we set out to do is create a safe, affirming and entertaining online space that serves as a platform for Blac… https://t.co/5nJVPGZxGrLast June, the South Side of Chicago held its own #Pride festival for the first time in the city's history. This… https://t.co/uHaGRgxMHy
6/23
2020
Every weekend in Chicago, she and her team pass out 500 boxes of fresh produce and canned goods to those in need. Y… https://t.co/DcP4ZV7eLc“You have to decide it's your problem.” When Gabrielle Darvassy saw people struggling to access food because of the… https://t.co/byIuWnEaFA
6/22
2020
On #FathersDay, we’re celebrating dads like Eric Mlambo, who founded the Footprints Foundation to empower girls thr… https://t.co/HfuvOZV6af
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationWe asked what keeps this incredible Chicagoan, dad, and community leader going. And on #FathersDay, his answer carr… https://t.co/j5oreTsFCuThroughout the #COVID19 pandemic, Sheldon stepped up in a new way to serve dads. @DovetailProject launched the Fath… https://t.co/iivUGUvbMhBlack fathers matter. For Sheldon Smith of the @DovetailProject, every day is #FathersDay. Ten years ago, he founde… https://t.co/WHgUCXHia4"That’s what being a parent is all about—those precious moments with our children that fill us with pride… the oppo… https://t.co/7Fs2pjJWzU
6/21
2020
Ten dollars is all it takes for workers to become a shareholder in Joseph’s coffee shop franchise, Yovel. By givin… https://t.co/FDw8f5cBWIOn #WorldRefugeeDay, meet Joseph Park, one of our Asia-Pacific #ObamaLeaders. After escaping North Korea, Joseph… https://t.co/DQGOJucYBH
6/20
2020
"Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest h… https://t.co/lMRxRhdZJh
6/19
2020
“It makes you feel like a human being." In 2012 President Obama implemented DACA, which was the subject of a rulin… https://t.co/bca8MIco5C
6/18
2020
Today we say their names and honor all nine victims of that tragic day: Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, R… https://t.co/esaUzo3eA8Spread love and end racism. That's @csingleton__2's goal. "Nobody chooses their skin color, so why would I ever ha… https://t.co/Y3AEV5Gn53“I kept getting asked to speak at elementary schools, so I thought, how can I share the message about unity and lov… https://t.co/xLFSelOmKXOn this day five years ago, Chris Singleton’s mother Sharonda was murdered because of the color of her skin, alongs… https://t.co/FlaQIaMGA7
6/17
2020
The next generation of leaders is not waiting for tomorrow—they are demanding change today—and leaving their mark o… https://t.co/sItA92kAnDIn Connecticut, @NLYouthVoices—a group of young community organizers, gathered over 1,000 people to march peacefull… https://t.co/dwZxcegAG8In San Francisco, 17-year-old Laurel Bandy joined others from the NAACP Youth Council to organize the "I Just Want… https://t.co/tjECOiQiR5In Chicago, thousands gathered in Kenwood at the Kids Non-Violent Protest Against Racism—where speakers as young 14… https://t.co/uL9HyWp66MYoung people are leading the way. Across the country, incredible youth activists are organizing mass demonstrations to demand justice. 1/5
6/16
2020
Focusing on our mental health allows us to heal—and gives us the strength to continue the fight for justice. Find… https://t.co/hWTQqSeo5x
6/15
2020
This #PrideMonth, help us lift up the Black LGBTQ leaders in your community who are meeting this moment. Tell us ab… https://t.co/iswaOT7rg8
6/11
2020
And @NAMICommunicate has a variety of mental health resources available for people of color—including self-care too… https://t.co/ZY2aLgaxXgThe Loveland Therapy Fund brings opportunity and healing to communities of color, especially to Black women and gir… https://t.co/vYjHZFQEZ7The @APA has launched Unmute Your Feelings—a resource hub to help people process and channel their pain: https://t.co/puMfZqxqE4Last week, @BarackObama joined a conversation about the mental toll racism takes on people of color. At… https://t.co/gWz0FliBJR
6/10
2020
In response to protests against racism and police violence @LaSaiaWade's team opened their doors at @BSAllianceChihttps://t.co/crDDi6fcq6When the pandemic hit, @BSAllianceChi shifted quickly—moving their support groups online, opening up a crisis pantr… https://t.co/vQcoZZ8VET.@LaSaiaWade, founder and executive director of @BSAllianceChi, continues to adapt her South Side LGBTQ center into… https://t.co/yJCQBSwhCl
6/9
2020
As uncertain as these times may be, they are also opportunity for the next generation to create the world as it sho… https://t.co/s1xHrQluQxIn his message to the #ClassOf2020, @BarackObama reminds the next generation of leaders to stay hopeful. Watch th… https://t.co/O1SC7mk9KI#DearClassOf2020, tune in now to see @BarackObama’s message to you! Watch live at: https://t.co/n9Mh7oXtZ5The resilience of students in the #ClassOf2020 is nothing short of inspiring. We couldn’t be prouder of the young O… https://t.co/Ih6mVzSV9rYoung people don’t just deserve a better future—they’re out there right now fighting for one. Tonight,… https://t.co/m2dz9zzfnw
6/7
2020
Throughout Pride Month, we’ll be lifting up the voices of Black LGBTQ leaders and organizations who remind us that… https://t.co/dyedEyvjhoEvery June, we come together to celebrate the progress that has been made on the long road towards equality for the… https://t.co/ddqU3moEjp“We inherited extraordinary strengths, but we also inherited trauma.” @BarackObama joined @repjohnlewis and Bryan S… https://t.co/faCxKeBGqL
6/6
2020
Breonna Taylor should be here to celebrate her 27th birthday. Today we #SayHerName and honor the work towards… https://t.co/wHyWlHxo4k“You have the power to make things better.”—@BarackObama Be part of this moment of meaningful change. Find resourc… https://t.co/JqnQGzbzcb
6/5
2020
Thanks to those who tuned in to #ObamaTownHall. There is a broad spectrum of solutions-and we ne need ALL of them… https://t.co/dSM0M4p1OZ
Retweeted by The Obama Foundation“So much of the progress that we've made in our society has been because of young people.”—@BarackObama It will t… https://t.co/P7FI9Ys50F
6/4
2020
“This country was founded on protest.” @MBK_Alliance just concluded their town hall with @BarackObama. Watch the f… https://t.co/k7WCn8peib"This is a not an either/or. This is a both/and. To bring about real change, we both have to highlight a problem an… https://t.co/zshx41oBrM"There is a change in mindset that's taking place—a greater recognition that we can do better." @BarackObama refl… https://t.co/EH0461mAdk"I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country who have witnessed too much violence… https://t.co/ImqBAW1crk"Please know that Michelle and I, and the nation grieve with you, hold you in our prayers. We're committed to the f… https://t.co/upqlBzyPLeLIVE now: President @BarackObama at our town hall, Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Violence. Tune in… https://t.co/SLODdduFVp
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationToday at 5 PM ET, @BarackObama along with local and national leaders in the police reform movement will join us for… https://t.co/d4Tagv50xi
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationAs cultural organizations serving the people of Chicago, we stand in unified opposition to racism and injustice. We… https://t.co/YlliUuooOZ
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationToday, @BarackObama joins @MsPackyetti, @EricHolder, and other local and national leaders for a virtual town hall a… https://t.co/jgLIhX2kEj
6/3
2020
“If you want to be a real community organizer, ask yourself these 15 words: What’s something simple that I can do t… https://t.co/Vsrfsn3tPH
6/2
2020
The loss of too many Black lives has left our nation anguished and outraged. Here are some resources to learn about… https://t.co/2FoV7pPHSp
6/1
2020
My statement on the death of George Floyd: https://t.co/Hg1k9JHT6R
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5/30
2020
Lifesaving medical equipment like ventilators require electricity—a challenge to those without reliable access to p… https://t.co/pGQXtbtGlwIn many parts of the world, the social stigma around menstruation and a lack of access to sanitary products present… https://t.co/iTGx5SJg8C
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5/28
2020
Learn more about how to join the community collaboration at the link and watch the call that inspired their collabo… https://t.co/lXfurlAyyrThe group delivers packages of essential supplies to people on the city’s South and West sides. And now, they’re se… https://t.co/Qi2KpzNojnInspired after a call with President @BarackObama, Chicago community organizers banded together to form We Got Us—a… https://t.co/aUwFqZcYt6
5/27
2020
.@HealthcareHP is telling the stories and struggles of superheroes—healthcare workers fighting on the front lines o… https://t.co/KhZHoaguNE
5/26
2020
"As we commemorate #MemorialDay, I ask you to hold all our fallen heroes in your hearts. And every day, let’s work… https://t.co/RLLnpRFwft
5/25
2020
While we can’t easily break bread around tables as we have in years past, we can still celebrate the tradition of b… https://t.co/U7pLlRuhDW
5/23
2020
Proper hand washing time and technique can help communities stay healthy. Ibraheem Alinur, a member of the… https://t.co/qhjeNhbwTu
5/22
2020
In 2018, we got a chance to see the ways SkyART inspired kids in their community. Learn more about how to support t… https://t.co/Df4Dx0isQcArt gives children a way to find their voice and feel valued. @skyartnfp didn’t want that to stop while Chicago was… https://t.co/y1RT7KiT7k
5/21
2020
When you need a little hope, look to a neighbor. Throughout the #COVID19 crisis, neighbors across the city have s… https://t.co/l2ddTwvF1u
5/20
2020
“We are stronger when we build collaborations for social good.” In Nigeria, Obama Foundation Scholar Isaiah Owolab… https://t.co/3wt1muuSrA1️⃣ Don’t be afraid. 2️⃣ Do what you think is right. 3️⃣ Build a community. On Saturday, @BarackObama shared hi… https://t.co/G8L55F4ReX
5/19
2020
“How do we make this a place that is for the community?” That’s the question at the heart of the design of the Obam… https://t.co/iyFLg0sEyFLearn more about the stories and artifacts that are helping us build our collection for the Obama Presidential Cent… https://t.co/zeqCRxLRiVWhen Ghian Foreman reflects on his #ObamaKeepsake, it reminds him of the last time he carried his daughter on his s… https://t.co/eBcL6kdtfoIn 2013, Kealoha Fox was part of the Hawaiʻi state delegation for President Obama’s second inauguration—and enterin… https://t.co/jtJejWg3sVWhen the Obama Presidential Center opens, visitors will be able to relive @BarackObama’s incredible path to the pre… https://t.co/1ZsS4xP7JA“I like to think of the Obama Presidential Center Museum as a tribute to what happens when ordinary people come tog… https://t.co/pDQeXAA0R9
5/18
2020
It was incredible to join @BarackObama last night for @GradTogether and celebrate the #ClassOf2020. We can’t wait t… https://t.co/xDMKeQU0Yv
Retweeted by The Obama Foundationhttps://t.co/IyH0msr2Pdhttps://t.co/ukfopUauRfDid you tune in to @BarackObama’s commencement message last night? Here are a few of our favorite watch parties. R… https://t.co/gPNixoUmh5.@GradTogether is now streaming live! Tune in to see @BarackObama’s message to the high school #ClassOf2020. https://t.co/sl6EUpq3OPIt was incredible to join @BarackObama tonight for @GradTogether and celebrate YOU, #ClassOf2020. We can’t wait to… https://t.co/2hwdMy3CyN
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationMy little sweetheart just graduated Kindergarten with President Obama as keynote speaker! She was so excited!🤓🥰👩‍🎓… https://t.co/SGsLZteS3T
Retweeted by The Obama FoundationGrace watched President Obama’s inspirational commencement speech in her cap & gown. #GraduateTogetherhttps://t.co/hESzuFxTdp
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5/17
2020

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