show UP for each other/ don't show OFF/ march for more than just yourself/ it is worthwhile to track your (my) desire for glory, for credit, for forgiveness, for absolution and the impact that has on other people's lives and their survival. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ From http://asianamericanactivism.tumblr.com/post/87364477366/baritonepats-dregsone-black-history-month: "This photo comes from the Roz Payne Newsreel Archive and is part of a series taken outside the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland in 1969, on the opening day of the Huey P. Newton trial. The Black Panther Party had deeply inspired and influenced Asian American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, and white radicals, and the photos show a multitude of folks attending the rally in support of the BPP. One of those groups was the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA): the men in the photo were from the Hayward State and Berkeley chapters.... I say all this not to glorify the history, but to emphasize baritonepats’ point that, for AAPA, “solidarity” was not merely posing for a picture—it was consistently showing up for other people of color and working class peoples, it was building strategic alliances between Third World Left organizations in the U.S. and abroad, and it was struggling to build solidarity as an Asian American coalition of different ethnicities, genders, class and generational backgrounds, and sexualities.  “Building solidarity” was never an easy or simple process, but something the Asian American Movement constantly worked towards, albeit imperfectly."