On November 8, we lost more than just the presidency. We lost yet more ground in the decades-long campaign against progressive values. Republicans now control the Senate, House, and more state legislatures than they have in almost 200 years. Those losses have emboldened the right to launch an all-out attack against our nation’s creed – that all are created equal.
Like so many Americans, the election moved us – a group of progressive students at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government – to ask ourselves:
How can we most effectively fight Trump’s agenda?
What we came up with: Resistance School.
Resistance School is a free four-week practical training program to sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels. Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action.
We believe that both long-time activists and new additions to the movement need to forge effective offensive strategies to secure progressive victories. Throughout April, we invite you to join with neighbors, friends, or classmates and participate in livestreamed interactive workshops with renowned political campaigners, communicators, and organizers. Each of the skills they’ll showcase is critical to amplifying our collective impact.
Together we’ll learn how to:
Communicate our values in political advocacy Mobilize and organize our communities Structure and build capacity for action Sustain the resistance long-term
Join us for our first session on April 5th. We’re thrilled that Harvard Professor Tim McCarthy, an award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant will lead our first Resistance School assembly.
Interested? Sign up and we’ll be in touch with more information in the weeks ahead.
Onward, The Resistance School Team
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