“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa
By Andrea Loewen
This Month’s Action:
Consider that black women were the ones who stopped Roy Moore from taking office.
Are you American? Then check this list of 100+ black women running for office in 2018 and support them! This could include voting for them, donating to their campaigns, volunteering, or sending them a note of support.
For everyone else, here is a list of some excellent ways to thank them. Some are very doable from anywhere in the world.
This Month’s Reading:
WTF List (Keeping Up With the News):
What the Fuck Just Happened Today: Still the best place for daily updates on the declarations, bills, and other actions made by the Whitehouse.
A Running List of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Members of Congress: It’s bipartisan, too! Isn’t it nice when there’s shared values across party lines?
Democrat Wins by One Vote, Leaving Virginia House with a 50-50 Tie: You know, in case you thought your vote didn’t matter!
The House Paid Out $115,000 in Sexual Harassment Settlements in Four Years: I doubt a penny is going to programs that help PREVENT sexual harassment in the first place.
Action Inspo and Instructionals:
Let these alternate guides and examples of resistance inspire you!
How to Protect Black Girls in America – Experts Weigh In: Black girls run up against some pretty scary stereotypes from a young age that lead to increased harassment.
The Bitch 50: A list of activists, artists, and other badass women fighting the good fight.
How Eminem is Challenging His Trumpian Fan Base to Examine Their Hate: It’s probably not a big surprise that some of his fans are ultra-conservative, and he is calling them in.
The Weekly List: It’s easy to lose track of what is (or should be) normal when you have bigotry at the helm of your ship. The Weekly List reminds us every week of what is eroding.
Patagonia Steps Up: Long one of the best examples of a socially responsible corporation, Patagonia is making a statement about Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.
An Activist and Sci Fi Fan on How to Survive the End of the World: This woman is a FORCE! And she’s got some ideas.
Analysis, Opinion, and Enrichment:
These will help you better understand how what’s feeding the madness and expose you to perspectives different from your own (regardless of their direct connection to Trump’s madness).
A Mexican-Born Artist, Activist, DACA Recipient Considers an Uncertain Future: It’s important to keep understanding the human stories behind the statistics.
How America Rolling Back Net Neutrality Will Affect the Rest of the World: We all share one planet and one internet.
Let’s Not Forget the Apathy That Made Trump’s Presidency Possible: A lovely read for anyone who thought that it was a pretty even choice between Clinton and Trump.
Andrea is a Vancouver-based writer, theatre producer and promoter, choreographer, and yoga instructor with a big dose of love for sci fi/fantasy, her cat, green tea, riding her bike no matter the weather, and using a robot to vacuum her floors so she doesn’t have to. She covers dance for Vancouver Presents, as well as writing for her own blog, The Receptionist and co-producing and co-hosting the podcast Life, Right? www.andrealoewen.com