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ACTIVISM & organizing


National Actions and Groups

- 5 Calls A Day To Make Our Voices Heard

- 10 Actions For First 100 Days Campaign from the Women's March on Washington 

- 10 Ways To Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide, from Southern Poverty Law Center

- 50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice, by Kenrya Rankin at Colorlines

- AJ+  News

- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The Art of the Protest, Here's how protesting has succeeded, by Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times

- Black Lives Matter

- A Call To Action from the Movement for Black Lives

- Color of Change, campaigns against injustice

- Colorlines, news and information 

- Defending Free Expression, a Tool Kit For Writers and Readers, by Masha Gessen at PEN

- Despair is not a Strategy - 15 Principles of Hope by Abby Brockman at Medium

- How To Turn Trump's Twitter Account Against Him, by Mike Elgin at Medium

- Impeach Trump Now

- In New York, Activists Prepare Bystanders to Take Action Against Harassment, by Hansi Lo Wang at NPR

- Indivisible - a practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda

- The Injustice Boycott, relentless, principled, organized long-term resistance

- Movement for Black Lives

- Navigating the Storm

- Race Forward, the center for racial justice innovations

- Real Cost of Prisons Project

- Robert Reich: 12 Ways To Resist Trump, from Yes! Magazine, and The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda (similar but not identical)

- Resistance Manual includes links to Trump's agenda, essential readings, resources, political issues, more

- Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate groups, publishes a "tolerance" curriculum for schools

- Standing in Silence

- SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice, a white antiracism group)

- The Two Things That Will Determine Our Fate by Taj James

- Ungovernable  

- United We Dream, Standing Together to Protect Immigrants and Refugees

- Unstoppable Together

- White Privilege Conference


Be An Effective Activist

- Access Suggestions for Mobilizations, from Sins Invalid - so everyone can participate

- Cynicism Will Not Build A Movement. Collaboration Will, by Alicia Garcia, co-founder of Black Lives Matter

- Deciding To Lead With Love Despite An Enraging Political Climate, by Rinku Sen at Colorlines

- Don't Be A Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding To Racist Attacks, a video from the Barnard Center for Research on Women

- How To Keep Fighting, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garcia on what fuels her fight, a video from Fusion

- How To Stay Outraged Without Losing Your Mind, by Mirah Curzer at Medium

-  To My White Friends Demonstrating Today, by Raka Ray


If you can, donate to the causes you care about.

If you wish to support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, here are some donation websites recently recommended by some of their leaders.

- Indigenous Environmental Network

- Medic and Healers Council

- Water Protector Legal Collective

- Build With Standing Rock 

- Sacred Stone Camp


Western MA Area Groups and Actions

- ACLU of MA has an office in Northampton

- Amherst MA Sanctuary City petition

- AFSC of Western MA

- Climate Action Now

- Coming Together

- Great Falls Books Through Bars

- Greenfield Human Rights Commission

- Greening Greenfield - sustainability

- Lost River Racial Justice (Brattleboro)

- Multicultural BRIDGE in Berkshire County has monthly Race Task Force and Toward Racial Justice meetings, hosts meetings of Berkshire SURJ, has an ongoing Real Talk On Race course, and more.

- Nolumbeka Project, Native American/American Indian history and protecting sacred sites

- Racial Justice Rising (that's us!)

- Sanctuary in the Streets, Western MA (this is a link to a past event) or Sign up form

- Sugarshack Alliance - environmental group focused on preventing construction of pipeline

- Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

- Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition

- We're the Ones We've Been Waiting For, action suggestions from Greenfield's 1/21/17 Sister Rally

- Western MA SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)