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Proud of someone speaking out?

My son comes in bursting with pride and blurts out in Spanish (that always gets my attention) that his friend's Spoken Word video is now posted to Huffington Post. I hadn't even known one of his friends had made it into UCLA. So I googled, watched, and was amazed...and proud also.

 The Black Bruins (Spoken Word) by Sy Stokes.

I'd much rather you hear this young man's original words then to read my comments about them. I could not match his eloquence.

I will tell you that Sy was inspired by his cousin Arthur Ashe (written about on DKOS before), and that he self-defines as Black, Cherokee and Asian. I will also tell you his voice needs to be heard.

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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Las Vegas Kossacks: Kosmail miracle11

Vermont Kossacks: Kosmail 4Freedom

Silicon Valley Kossacks: Kosmail Glen The Plumber

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

Mexican Kossacks - Formed: Apr 14, 2013, Organizer: roberb7

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks - Formed: Oct 27, 2012, Organizer: boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kosmopolitans - Formed: Aug 2, 2013, Organizer: highacidity

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

San Diego Kossacks Founded by La Gitane, Formed: Nov 18, 2011

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:: Event Reporting ::
Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise with SFKossacks banner treatment

SFKossacks Enjoy a Sunny Afternoon in the Wine Country


by navajofor SFKossacks
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L-R: SFKossacks meeting at the home of Andrew McGuire in the Wine Country

You can join the SFKossacks by sending a Kosmail to navajo.

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Dkos Asheville

DKos Asheville Voter Registration Project, week 2


by randalltfor DKos Asheville

Asheville, NC gets out the vote:

These are our volunteers, randallt, davehouck and Lamont Cranston. Would love to add your picture!
L-R: These are our volunteers, randallt, davehouck and Lamont Cranston.
Would love to add your picture!

You can join DKos Asheville by sending a Kosmail to randallt.

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I-77 Kossacks

Wednesday, October 30th

I-77 Kossacks Last Minute Meet-up

ORGANIZERS: Fineena and SteelerGrrl

I-77 Kossacks mini-meetup 10/30/13
L-R: Fineena, Steelergrrl, steelerdude, edrie, eeff, Poz, cskendrick

Reporting diary: I-77 Kossacks mini-meetup 10/30, updated with better photo

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, November 9th

Columbia, Missouri Kossacks Political Meet-up

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Trey Bistro
21 N 9th Street • Columbia, MO

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

We will have D. Brekhus in attendance, PhD professor at University of Missouri who will talk with us about the demographic shifts, patterns of sexual politics and the future of democrats at the state and national level in the Show Me State.

Do you know people who aren't on Daily Kos but are interested in change for Missouri?   Make the effort. Encourage them to come out.

Put faces to userIDs. Meet and work to elect more & better democrats.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. Man Oh Man
3. cweb7
4. glitterscale+friends
5. kj in missouri
6. Glitterscale
Maybees:
Spunhard
RerumCognoscereCausas
Latest diary: Columbia, Missouri Get Together Gains Momentum...
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Saturday, November 16th

Indianapolis Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Pancho's Tacqueria
9658 Allisonville Road • Fishers

ORGANIZER: Send CityLightsLover a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. CityLightsLover
2. Yours Truly
3. Mokurai
4. Alexandra Lynch
5. avalonbear
6. Tim DeLaney
7. Dragon5616
8.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, November 16th

Kansas City Kossacks 2014 Strategy Meet-up

TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Overland Park Marriott, ballroom TBD
10800 Metcalf Ave • Overland Park

Catered casual dinner.

If you've got politically motivated friends in your facebook feed, if you have followers on twitter - if you know people in your college community that think as you do, this is a truly unique event that will get you into the ground floor, behind the scenes of campaigns that look to raise the issues in Kansas and Missouri. And they are all invited.  

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. Statusquomustgo
3. ShowMeMoBlue
4. MoDem
5. zamrzla (Offering carpool from Topeka)
6. zamrzla's guest
7. Glitterscale
8. Jen Hayden (Scout Finch)
9. Mr. Jen Hayden
10. kcdesigngirl
11. SlightKC
12. SlightKC's guest
13. Syoho
Representatives of Paul Davis Campaign for Governor of Kansas
Representatives from Planned Parenthood and other organizations
Representatives from some Kansas City PACs

Maybees:
We are working on attendees from:
The Wakefield Campaign
Emmanuel Clever's Office

Latest diary: KC Meetup: November 16.. You -WANT- to be here.

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Sunday, November 17th

Los Angeles Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
TBD • TBD

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. susans
3. Otoelbc
4. Joe Bacon
5. jakedog42
6. DontTaseMeBro
7. DontTaseMeBro's husband
Maybees:
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks: October 19 Meetup, Saladang Song, Pasadena
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Sunday, November 24th

Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: NOON
LOCATION: Annie's Cafe & Bar
3100 E Colfax • Denver

ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. ColoTim
2. Phoenix Rising
3.
Maybees:
bristlecone77
Latest diary: Colorado Meetup November 24th
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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by Native American Netroots.

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