This moment calls for us to come together. Let’s channel our courage into the streets.
Posted on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:55pm
Today, we embrace each other, we come together, we commit to have each other’s backs no matter what.
This moment now calls for us to be clear and compassionate with each other, to love and protect each other, and to channel our courage into the streets.
We are inspired by the unprecedented fight back that we’ve seen from our communities in the past year and a half. Movements have been key forces taking action and putting their bodies on the line to disrupt white supremacy, patriarchy, misogyny and xenophobia: Black Lives Matter activists and the Movement for Black Lives; migrant rights organizers; Vets vs. Hate; anti-racist white people; multi-racial feminists and sexual assault survivors; Native American land protectors; Muslims standing against hate; people who joined and accelerated the momentum around Bernie Sanders to pull the debate in a more progressive direction.
We give thanks for the fearless Women, Black, Latina/o, Indigenous, Muslim, migrant, queer, trans, sexual assault survivors, working and poor visionaries who are building the world that we deserve: one where our dignity, self-determination, and relationships to each other and Mother Earth are paramount. We have always elected to organize and will continue by lifting up our demands and vision for change.
We begin our post-elections pivot today with a commitment to keep organizing. Multi-racial feminists are coming together in the first 100 hours after the elections to grieve and mourn together, and to uplift the demands and vision for change that we’ve been working for. On November 9th and 10th there is a public letter signed by 100 national women of color leaders circulating in 7 major newspapers.
Join us in the streets! Social movements are going strong, join one of these upcoming calls to action:
- Weds Nov 9 through Sat Nov 12: Feminist actions within the first 100 hours after the elections
- Thurs Nov 10: Solidarity actions with the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement (MST)
- Tues Nov 15: #NODAPL National Day of Action at Army Corps of Engineers
- Thurs Nov 17: Rally Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Washington DC
Take care of yourselves and each other this week.
Love and Rage,
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance