Protesters gather outside of Trump Tower in NYC in reaction to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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8.14.2017

8/14/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

In light of recent events in Charlottesville (and nationwide), our activism and involvement are now more important than ever. Nelson Mandela said it best: “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Let’s continue to foster love in our communities and say no to racism and bigotry, wherever it might be found. The darkness will not overcome the light. With that said, our Daily Action is back and the catalyst was—you guessed it—Charlottesville.

Daily Action

Take a Stand Against Racism And Bigotry in #CharlottesvilleFight the feeling of helplessness by engaging in tangible reactions to this weekend’s news—no matter how far you live from protests and gatherings. There’s plenty of actions that can be taken this week and, courtesy of The Action Items Newsletter, we’ve compiled a list of organizations that could use your donations—whether they be time or money (or both!). See below: Congregation Beth Israel—The only Synagogue in Albemarle county, where Charlottesville is located; Charlottesville Chapter of the NAACP—Part of the organization’s long history of centering the needs and rights of Black people across the country; Charlottesville Pride—A local community organization that aims to connect the LGBTQ community to resources and events in the area; Legal Aid Justice Center—Provides legal aid for low-income individuals; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Blue Ridge—The local BBBS chapter nearest to Charlottesville; The Haven—Provides meals and shelter for the homeless of Charlottesville.

(Special thanks to Sara Benincasa for rounding up these resources)

Monday, August 14

Take To The Streets: Condemn Racist Murderers: NO Fascist USAWhat: March in your refusal to accept a fascist America. New York City says “No” to racism and bigotry and every person counts. Let’s make our voices heard.

When: 5 PM

Where: Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10022

For more info and updates, click here

Featured image via am New York

Stay tuned to Milk for your weekly dose of NYC-based activism.

Hell No, We Won’t Go! No Nuclear War With North Korea!What: Make love not war: “We The People will NOT tolerate a nuclear pissing contest between two deranged madmen who want to start World War III.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

When: 12 PM

Where: Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10022:

For more info and updates, click here.

Thursday, August 17

Planning Meeting 1: We March For Our Family in Chechnya What: Join your fellow New Yorkers in demanding visas for LGBTQ asylum seekers from Chechnya. Help plan the October march from Stonewall to Trump Tower that will signal our urgency. All money raised for the march will be donated to RUSA LGBT – the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association.

When: 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 W 30th St, New York, New York 10001

For more info and updates, click here.

Friday, August 18

Pack The Court Against Ozone Development #BlackHomeOwnersMatterWhat: There’s two important action items for this event, so listen up. First, sign this petition to fight gentrification. Next, come out to Kings County Civil Courtroom Room 306 to support Ms. Evette Simmons, a longtime Bedstuy homeowner who’s fighting back against predatory investor Ozone Development. Wear black.

When: 6 PM

Where: 141 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

For more info and updates, click here

Featured image via am New York

Stay tuned to Milk for more on how to stay vigilant in NYC and beyond. 

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