How will you spend Inauguration Day?
Let us come together to build, plan, dream, resist.
Come to The New School for “NOT GOING BACK: Building Community, Resilience, and Power in the Wake of the Trump Presidency.”
It’s a gathering of those committed to learning more about how to do their part in advocating for social justice and resisting the potential rollback of civil and human rights . . .and it’s happening throughout University Center (5th Avenue & 13th Street) at The New School from 10 am - 6 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public (please bring photo ID for access to the University Center)
We gather on Inauguration Day to make it plain that we will not stand idly by and watch communities disrespected or abused. We will not consent to restrictions on human and civil rights.
We will not allow the United States to become further isolated in the global community.
We will not be overwhelmed by the challenges ahead.
We are not going back.
Beyond the “Teach-In…”
Building on the strengths of the “teach-in” model - and inspired by the work of the BUFU collective of New School students and alums - "Not Going Back" is organized around four types of interventions
(sessions listed are only some of those offered) :
Historical & Cultural Context/
Learning as we Build...
Concise multidisciplinary insights that can be used to inform and guide action.
Learn about environmental justice movements (past and present),international youth movements, human rights, consumer activism, mass incarceration and grassroots organizing theory . . .
What you need to know to survive & thrive in the light of the coming changes...
Lobbying 101, Tenants' Rights, Hacking Capitalism/Ethical Money Management, Active Listening
Specific guidance and manageable “next steps” in support of organizing efforts of directly affected groups.
Lobbying 101, CopWatch training, info on how to best work with local politicians. . .
Self-care and healing spaces
The basis for sustainable social justice organizing and political action.
Yoga, reflective writing and theater workshops, meditation, and other training that will encourage the healing and self-care that is so vital to successful attempts to organize
and build community.
Get the skills and knowledge you need...
Selected workshops listed...link to full schedule below
Let's Make This Happen
Are you in? There is a lot to do make this work. Here's more ways you can help. . .
Co-sponsor / Collaborate
Departments & local organizations can co-sponsor. . .
Volunteer / Work the Event
Help us the day of the event. . .
Spread the Word. . .
Signal boost the event on your networks...
Reach out to the Social Justice Initiatives Office at the New School at socialjustice [at]newschool.edu