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3.27.2017

Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

This week in activism, we bring forth the last hoorah of Women’s History Month as well as a few other calls for solidarity. Step into April alongside your peers, your voices, and your rights. We’ve rounded up some events that you can take part of through out the week. Having done half of the work for you, there is no excuse not to rise and resist. Peep the full list below.

Tuesday, March 28: The Future is Female Festival: The Brooklyn OutpostWhat: This 26-outpost, 18-city, month-long event has made its way to New York City by way of barbecue and Brooklyn. The festival, co-produced by Mya Kagan and Lauren Orkus, is hosting its Brooklyn leg of the tour at Hill Country BBQ. The fundraising evening will feature six short plays by female writers and live music by Aya Aziz. All proceeds of the $15 ticket sales will be donated to S.O.U.L. Sisters, an organization dedicated to mobilizing vulnerable young women through its 4-pillar model of leadership, social justice, healing and the arts.

When: 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Where: Hill Country BBQ, 345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

For more info click here.

Tuesday, March 28: Wednesday, March 29: City of Refuge: 24 Hour Action for RefugeesWhat: African Communities Together has organized an entire 24-hour itinerary of resistance to the Trump administration’s Refugee Ban. The full day of action starts with a rally at the Trump Building (40 Wall Street) on one day and ends with another at Foley Square the next day, with plenty of marches and programs in between.

When: Tuesday, 12:30PM – Wednesday, 1:00PM

Where: Trinity Church, 89 Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY 10007

For more info and updates, click here

Thursday, March 30: ACT UP: 30th Anniversary March and RallyWhat: After 30 years of acting up to end AIDS, the cause still proves relevant and pressing. ACT UP fights for defending and expanding healthcare coverage, making medication more accessible and affordable, ending criminalization laws and finding a cure! The organization will march and rally throughout the West Village to Union Square to rise and resist the threats that the current political environment has presented on said issues.

When: 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Where: AIDS Memorial

For more info and updates, click here.

Friday, March 31: Latino RallyWhat: In reaction to the fracturing of Latinx families by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Latino Rally had made a call to let the community’s presence and power be known in a rally on César Chavez Day. The organization urges the state to build bridges instead of walls.

When: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Where: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278

For more info and updates, click here.

Saturday, April 1: March for Health NYCWhat: Direct in its name, the March for Health is a cross-country movement organizing demonstrations all over the nation. The organization, in its efforts, is committed to giving exposure to the risks our healthcare rights face in light of our current administration. The communities whose rights are in danger and whose rights the march fights for include women, the disabled, the LGBTQ community, veterans and more.

When: 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Where: Trump Tower, 735 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022

For more info and updates, click here.

Images via Eventbrite and Facebook; lead graphic by Jordan Levinson

Stay tuned to Milk for more on how to get involved, in NYC and beyond.

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