(*Catch up edition, with extra revolutionary love)
* Over the weekend, over 40 incredible artist/cultural organizer/activists gathered in Washington DC to dream and scheme together for the People’s Climate Movement mobilization that will be taking place on and around April 29th. It was truly an honor and privilege for me to help convene this group (and is why this lil Love Is Liberation Resistance Report took a lil hiatus.)
* Today, people around the country are reclaiming Valentine’s Day as a Day of Revolutionary Love, Day of Rising! The #LoveArmy, together with the Women’s March, One Billion Rising, Moms Rising, and hundreds of organizations and leaders across the world are joining together to fight against hate and intolerance in a quest for justice.
“We resist all Executive Orders and policies that put people in harm’s way. We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love — love for others, our opponents, and ourselves.” Join then to take action at http://vday.revolutionarylove.net
Here are a whole bunch of things you can do today (or tomorrow) to celebrate love in the resistance:
Write a Love Letter to others, to your opponents, or to yourself. Go to our Love Letters site to write your letter and share it on social media.
Call 1-855-408-2357 and we will connect you to your representative to ask them to fight for justice with love.
Rise up with music, art, poetry, and dance to end violence against all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming) as part of V-Day’s massive annual One Billion Rising campaign.
Also…let’s show our love for #BlackLives today… here are some ways that you can support the work shared on the Movement for Black Lives Political Power Webinar:
Go to www.jerichomovement.com and write to a political prisoner and join campaign to free political prisoners in the United States who have fought for human and civil rights for all people. #freethemall
Visit www.mutuluiswelcomehere.com and ask the parole board to release Dr. Mutulu Shakur.
Go to www.lumumbaformayor.com and donate and/or volunteer to support the campaign to elect Chokwe A. Lumumba as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Please spread the word near and far about the Campaign and encourage your friends, family and comrades in Jackson to vote Lumumba on May 2, 2017.
Plug into the work of the organizations listed in the policy briefs under the V4BL Political Power section here: https://policy.m4bl.org/political-power/
Aaaand, the #NoDAPL Global Solidarity Team is calling for a week of sustained action from February 12th-17th! Let’s “Show Some Love” to some of our targets:
Here are some sample messages for the cards.
Take a look at this article for some addresses to send the cards to!
Here are some general targets (Banks, ACOE HQ’s, Corporate HQ’s, Trump Towers & Golf Courses)
Here are some more specific targets 🙂
Here are some printable flyers for some of these targets.
Here are some JPEG’s for social media of the same targets.
Again, check out their website for updates, targets, groups to fund and calls to action!
*Cherri Foytlin and Karen Savage got word that the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in their favor! #ChemRisk‘s defamation suit against them was ruled a #SLAPP suit (which they’ve been saying all along!), their special motion to dismiss was approved AND the court ordered their attorney, John Reichman who worked tirelessly in their defense, be awarded legal fees.
* 11,000 feminist scholars (including myself) signed the newly released Feminist Scholars Statement denouncing the election of Chump as president. Check out the statement and impressive list of signers at: https://feministscholarstatement.com/
*Climbing Poetree released their super sexy video “How I Taste” “exploring our own desires as a tangible act of self love,” reminding women of our divine feminine and to love ourselves first and foremost on V-day. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EolmP9zel4&feature=youtu.be
* The Center for Story-based Strategy released “Resistance Bingo” – check out this fun new tool for the movement.
* via Sofia Quintero’s Change Meets Love listserv: “So if you’re finding yourself feeling down or anxious this Valentine’s Day, make the decision again to fall in love. You do this by taking a moment to look for the love that is embedded deeply in your activism. Look for the love that keeps you in struggle no matter to low wages and high stakes. Look for the love that inspires you to show up for yourself and your community whether it’s taking to the streets, educating or organizing others, standing up for someone of less privilege, creating inspiring works or engaging in any other act of resistance. Love is absolutely there, and that love is YOU as expressed by the things you do to evolve yourself and improve conditions around you. This isn’t spiritual rhetoric or an alternative fact. Give yourself the gift today of slowing down for a few minutes to really feel into that fact.”
* On this day, and all days, #LoveIsLiberation.
What have you done to take care of yourself?
What else happened?
How did you #resist today?
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