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A Great And Joyful March, But It’s Not Enough

  • Saturday’s protests were inspiring but just the first step in fighting back against those who would end democracy.
  • Related: ‘I won’t be part of a white-woman kumbaya march’: Portland NAACP drops support of anti-Trump protest
  • Related: For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance

Michael Winship, Huffington Post

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01/26/2017 | “Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.”

On Sunday morning, that came flying out from the Twitter account of @realDonaldTrump, raising the question, “What have you done with the real, @realDonaldTrump?”

It sure didn’t sound like the troll we’ve come to know. A couple of days in, maybe the awesomeness of becoming the leader of the free world had penetrated his roiling psyche and settled him down.

Michael Winship: Senior writer, BillMoyers.com. Former senior writing fellow, Demos. President, Writers Guild of America, East.

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‘I won’t be part of a white-woman kumbaya march’: Portland NAACP drops support of anti-Trump protest, Erin Corbett, Raw Story

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/MLK%20%7C%20A%20Riot%20Is%20the%20Language%20of%20the%20Unheard_0.jpgWomen’s marches across the country, including the march in Washington, D.C. — also scheduled the day after Trump’s inauguration — have received similar criticism about a lack of inclusion. Organizers of the Washington march have since released a platform of guiding and defining principles that seek to make the movement inclusive of a variety of issues women face.
  • Related: Unexpected Alliances

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For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance, ISAIAH <>

  • For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance
  • January 28th, 1-4pm, Shiloh Temple
  • “We were called for such a time as this...” Esther 4:14

 

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For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance

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  • For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance
  • January 28th, 1-4pm, Shiloh Temple
  • “We were called for such a time as this...” Esther 4:14

ISAIAH

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/I%20Am%20Isaiah.jpgJanuary, 2016 | Today, we are facing a profound crisis. This January our call as people of faith will be tested as never before. We cannot continue ‘business as usual’ while our neighbor has their health care stolen from them or has their family torn apart. What is our response as we face an environmental crisis that could threaten our survival and threaten our commitment to God’s creation and future generations of God’s people on this Earth?

Through our faith, we have a unique and prophetic vision for the future that oppressive systems cannot overpower. Our strongest offense is our powerful defense.

We are in a new era. We have a renewed call on us as people of faith to come together and make a choice: We will choose either complicity to violence and dehumanization or prophetic resistance through our faith. This choice cannot be abstract or sentimental because for many it is about life and death. 

ISAIAH is an an ecmenical faith-based community organization in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, Metro area.

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Dave Meslin- The antidote to apathy

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Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.

Dave Meslin, TED 

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell

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http://cdn.e2ma.net/userdata/29568/images/e1351556437.jpg October, 2010 | How often do we hear that people just don't care? How many times have you been told that real, substantial change isn't possible because most people are too selfish, too stupid or too lazy to try to make a difference in their community? I propose to you today that apathy as we think we know it doesn't actually exist; but rather, that people do care, but that we live in a world that actively discourages engagement by constantly putting obstacles and barriers in our way.

I'll give you some examples of what I mean. Let's start with city hall. You ever see one of these before? This is a newspaper ad. It's a notice of a zoning application change for a new office building so the neighborhood knows what's happening. As you can see, it's impossible to read. You need to get halfway down to even find out which address they're talking about, and then further down, in tiny 10-point font, to find out how to actually get involved. Imagine if the private sector advertised in the same way -- if Nike wanted to sell a pair of shoes --

Artist and organizer, Dave Meslin, is a "professional rabble-rouser." Based in Toronto, he works to make local issues engaging and even fun to get involved in.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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‘I won’t be part of a white-woman kumbaya march’: Portland NAACP drops support of anti-Trump protest

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Women protesting Donald Trump (Lucy Westcott)

  • Women’s marches across the country, including the march in Washington, D.C. — also scheduled the day after Trump’s inauguration — have received similar criticism about a lack of inclusion. Organizers of the Washington march have since released a platform of guiding and defining principles that seek to make the movement inclusive of a variety of issues women face.
  • Related: Unexpected Alliances

Erin Corbett, Raw Story

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Stop%20the%20War%20on%20Women%20graphic.jpg13 Jan 2017 | Portland’s Women’s March against President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized as a march for white women, leading the NAACP of Portland to drop its endorsement of the march, the Willamette Week reports.

“I didn’t want to be part of the march if it was going to be a white-woman kumbaya march,” the group’s president Jo Ann Hardesty said of the march, which will be held on Jan. 21 along with other women’s marches across the country.

Erin Corbett is a New York-based journalist, originally from Chicago. Her writing interests include immigration, detention, national security, and reproductive justice.

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Unexpected Alliances, Alexander Posekian, Left Side of History

http://www.leftsideofhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Screen-Shot-2016-12-11-at-1.35.31-AM-800x450.pngPeople deserve a chance at better lives, actual equality, and work that offers fulfillment and dignity. So we must resist Trump, and we must look toward creating a future where the conditions that facilitated his rise to power no longer exist.

 

The Women’s March on Chicago Announces Post-Inauguration March and Rally

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  • Where: Petrillo Bandshell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
  • When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 10 AM
  • Learn More: womens121marchonchicago.org
  • January 3, 2017 | Join the Veterans Contingent in the Women's March on Washington!
  • Related: Special Project | The War on Women- Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman

The Women’s March on Chicago

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Stop%20the%20War%20on%20Women%20graphic.jpgDecember 22, 2016 | The First Amendment is alive and well in Chicago, as thousands of women and their allies will brave the cold to rally downtown on January 21 in solidarity with others around the world who defend and further women's rights. The Women’s March on Chicago honors women’s marches planned for Washington D.C. and dozens of other U.S. cities on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, to make their diverse voices heard by a new administration.

Chicago marchers will stand together for women’s civil liberties and rights and to signal that their diverse communities are the strength of our country.

“We are the women of Chicago. We are varied races, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexual identities, economic situations, politics, and countless other diversities, and we will share space on January 21 to protect our rights and our humanity,” said Liz Radford, one of the organizers. “We are marching to voice protests and concerns because our rights, safety, and values are at stake. The mission of this march is to connect, protect, and activate in our communities.”

Organizers have received conditional approval from the Chicago Park District to convene at 10 a.m. at Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park. More information on the march route and concluding rally location will follow.

“We are actively spreading the word throughout Chicago and the suburbs to recruit marchers and supporters,” said Lisa DeSantiago, one of the organizers. “We are here for equality and justice - everybody in this group wants it and will fight for it."

The grassroots effort started in mid-November 2016 when several women met online and felt compelled to combat the divisive rhetoric of the presidential campaign. In five weeks, more than 22,000 interested marchers have connected online. Nearly 10,000 people registered with the official Facebook page of the event within 48 hours of the launch earlier this week.

For more information, please visit the website: womens121marchonchicago.org, or go to the Facebook page: womensmarchonchicago.

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Join the Veterans Contingent in the Women's March on Washington!, Veterans for Peace

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Women%27s%20March%20on%20Washington%2C%202017%2C%20logo.JPGJanuary 3, 2017 | On January 21st, Veterans For Peace will join the Women’s March on Washington to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights. We will march in a contingent of progressive veteran and military family groups, including: IVAW, MFSO, Common Defense, Beyond the Choir and Black Knights Men's Choir.

Will YOU be in Washington D.C.?  Let us know!

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Special Project | The War on Women- Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman? Susan Chira, New York (NY) Times <http://www.nytimes.com> / National Partnership for Women <http://nationalpartnership.org>

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