March Resist With Action Calendar

March’s calendar is out!

A couple of crucial dates this month: Women’s Day Strike, International Day Against Police Brutality, and the deadline of the debt limit. Participate in local activities that raise awareness! That’s not the only thing you can do: show appreciation for women you work with, or if you feel your local law enforcement team have done a good job of protecting your community, thank them for their hard work.

While the average citizen might not be able to directly influence our representatives re: deadline for raising the debt limit, participation comes in the form of educating yourself. How does the government deal with the debt limit? What will change? What might the world look like if the U.S. defaults on its loans? Read about the history of the U.S. debt ceiling, and what might happen on and after March 17th.

Click here to download the free 11″ X 17″poster.

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Supplementary resources for March’s calendar will be published soon!

For more information on the calendar, visit resistwithaction.com.

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Resist: February Resources

Check out the free February edition of the #Resist with Action calendar.

Learn about our 115th United States Congress. Brush up on how power is Constitutionally divided in the American government.  You’re already caught up with that? Learn how ‘Executive Orders’ aren’t in the Constitution, but also how they’ve been utilized often and in the past.

It’s Black History Month! A few interdisciplinary approaches to learning more about the civil rights movement, black oppression, and black culture:

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Raw and brutal honesty: the Black Power Mixtapes, shot by Swedish filmmakers drawn to the urban unrest of the Black Power movement. Featuring an incredible collection of clips: stories and experiences of black Americans, political activists, and cultural icons. This interview with Angela Davis in particular reveals the astonishing gap of empathy and experience when people ask her about the Black Power movement’s association with violence. 

Angela Davis recently spoke at the Women’s March. Hear her calls to action here. 

Learn more about institutionalized segregation and its ubiquity just a mere 50 years ago: “That was how the community felt, and that was how the community wanted it. And that was the policy of this newspaper.”

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Jane Elliott’s ‘Blue Eye Brown Eye experiments’ show kindergarteners to high schoolers a visceral glimpse of the injustice of oppression.

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Want a steadier stream to keep up with today’s civil rights communities or exposure to black culture? Follow these people:

Van Jones: political commentator, author, and grassroots organizer, he also hosts CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ political debate show.

Black Lives Matter: a political movement fighting for civil rights equality and police brutality against black Americans.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.: An American literary critic, and public intellectual on literature and African American culture

Museum Mammy: Social influencer Kim Drew is a social media associate for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and regularly contributes to Black Contemporary Art Tumblr.

Bell Hooks: Gloria Jean Watkins is an an American feminist, social activist, and author. Her latest essay (her most recent blog post) interprets Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album with her own black feminist lens.