Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund and Border Angels

Activism, Central America

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is a movement meant to act as a voice for the voiceless and the less fortunate in the society. Jim and Michael have once worked as journalists and they encountered people who are discriminated against and have no one to speak for them. Not only have they gotten in touch with such people but they have gone through such circumstances. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time

When they were journalists they were arrested for no valid reason, giving them more reasons to fight for the voiceless in the society. There are things that happen that are against the law but people in power support them because they have more power than those who are discriminated against.

Lacey and Larkin know that what they are into is not a simple task but they are determined to make it happen. They are focused and determined, knowing that some fay their hard work and commitment will bear fruits. They believe that there is a time when discrimination will be done away with and people will get along regardless of aspects such as gender, age, race, color and social class.

There are other organizations which have a goal similar to create unity in the society and speak for the voiceless. The organization is referred to as border Angels. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones.

Border Angels is a charitable organization and just like Larkin and Lacey, it was created with the intention of dealing with issues in migrant rights, immigration reforms and preventing the deaths of migrants along the border. Border angles, is involved in educating members of the community as well as creating awareness through programs involving guide trips for migrants.

The guide trips is used to help migrants learn more about the United States –Mexico border policy and learn more about the migrant routes. Migrants are among the people who have their rights violated most of the time. In this case, such organizations are formed to help them.

Border Angels have operated for quite a while since in 2014 they were active during the 2014 American immigration. It is in this case, clear that organizations to support the voiceless in the society have been active for years. During the crisis, children from Central America were seeking to enter the United States and Border Angels distributed more than 45 tons of donated books, toys, food as well as clothing for the migrants.

The organization also ensured that they blocked the way for those who tried to block the migrants. Knowing that they have support from other organizations, Jim and Michael keep on moving hoping for the best.

Halvorssen and the Human Rights Foundation

Activism, Human Rights

Thor Halvorssen has is so committed the international human rights that he works nearly around the clock year round. Halvorssen is founder and president of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, which he started in 2005. He is half Norwegian and half Venezuelan and descends from a long line of political movers and shakers on both sides. Two primary ideals that have remained important to almost every one of these people is human rights and individual liberty. Commitment to these things has also become very personal to Halvorssen: His father was tortured after exposing corruption in the Venezuelan government and his mother was shot at a human rights demonstration.
The incident with his mother and father are the biggest personal motivators for his drive for human rights, but his cousin is also unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela. Above all, Halvorssen has a commitment to help and deep love for all people. Halvorssen had appointed Vaclav Havel as chairman of Human Rights Foundation. After Havel died in 2011, he replaced him with Garry Kasparov. This has been a very hands on role both for Kasparov and Halvorssen. They have both endured many beatings and physical trials for the cause of human rights.

Thor Halvorssen has also been in some incredibly sticky situations and managed to get himself out of them. He has been involved and continues to be involved in some of the most biggest human rights infringements throughout the world. However, his biggest passion has always been opposition to left-wing Latin American dictators. He has been criticized for his defense of right-wing groups and his fight against left-wing politicians in an industry where the left-wing principle of tolerance is so important. Halvorssen does insist the he is a liberal, but a classical liberal.

But being right or left isn’t that important an issue to Halvorssen. He goes after human rights violations wherever they are found. Most of the politicians he has opposed just happened to be left wing. Halvorssen just guides the ship that is the Human Rights Foundation and its staff of 12 employees. But although they are smaller than other human rights organizations, they usually have bigger international projects.