Need some reprieve from the chaos? I’d like to offer this space to post about the resistance, where we choose the proactive and supportive over the reactive and discouraging. What are the best actions happening globally this week? Are there signs of a not-so-slow fuse having been lit?
Maybe it’s time we were kinder to ourselves and each other, and set to building something we can rely on.
Some signs of hope,
"When the International Refugee Assistance Project put out a call for lawyers, they got 3000 volunteers in 4 hours" https://t.co/aWrlUKcSlU
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) January 29, 2017
Note: there will be Trump supporters aghast at his disasterous administration. Plz encourage solidarity moving forward & avoid angry blame.
— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 30, 2017
But because shock events destabilize a society, they can also be used positively. We do not have to respond along old fault lines. We could just as easily reorganize into a different pattern that threatens the people who sparked the event. A successful shock event depends on speed and chaos because it requires knee-jerk reactions so that people divide along established lines. – US Historian Heather Cox Richardson
I'm going to bed but first this. We are the storm. Don't give in to hopelessness bc that is what they want. We are going to fight this.
— stories from the city (@mizjwilliams) January 30, 2017