Pro-Migrant Sanctuarysphere: September 2009 Archives

UPDATE: I've posted a newer list, now, with almost 130 pro-migrant blogs.

It has taken me many more hours that I would have liked, but I finally finished updating the Citizen Orange pro-migrant blogroll.  I counted 89 pro-migrant blogs when I put up my first post about updating the blogroll.  Just I had hoped for then, I now count over 100 pro-migrant blogs.  That is no small number and my criteria for counting blogs was relatively stringent.  I only put up blogs that I have working contact info for, and I took out blogs that didn't have any new posts in 2009.  In other words, not only is the sanctuarysphere large in number, but it is both active and connected as well.

I will repost the pro-migrant blogroll, below.  If others could put this list of pro-migrant blogs in a post, too, it will have the benefit of further linking us all together.
UPDATE I: I've posted a new list with 103 pro-migrant blogs.

UPDATE II: I've posted an even newer list with almost 130 pro-migrant blogs.

In a previous rambling post about my struggle with the "ethics of pro-migrant blogging" I laid out a working definition of a pro-migrant blogger, along with additional steps you have to take to be on Citizen Orange's pro-migrant blogroll:

To get on Citizen Orange's pro-migrant blogroll I ask bloggers to go a couple steps further than my checklist.  You have to email me about helping to fight nativism online, and you have to cross-post your writing over at The Sanctuary.

Kyle de Beausset - Citizen Orange (22 June 2009)
Those are some pretty stringent requirements, if I do say so myself.  I'm happy to report that despite those requirements, my updated blogroll contains 89 pro-migrant blogs, which is a lot.  I'm sure we can bring that up to 100 so help me out if I'm missing any.  You can see them on the bottom right and I will list them below. 

coda to a year at change.org

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At the end of August, I ended eleven months of blogging for the change.org Immigrant Rights blog.  I learned a lot from the experience, which was for me a continuous education in blogging and activism.  Writing for the site was a great opportunity for me.

Eventually I learned what other bloggers on the site had realized long before, that a certain reactive style of blogging based around the news of the day or content provided by other sources was not the most effective use of time or blog space.  What I saw other editors doing there which I tried to mimic was to introduce new content and analysis into the blogosphere and use the site to promote offline campaigns.  

It is clear that management and the bloggers at change.org are committed to achieving impactful social change.  I only recently started to realize the truly revolutionary potential of the platform which the site's founders have put in place.  I sincerely hope that the site reaches its goal of becoming a hub for grassroots collaborative activism, and I am happy that the site plans to maintain its current commitment to promoting the rights of migrants both inside and outside the U.S.