Inspiring Acts of Resistance

image of stormclouds over a field of flowers, to which I've added text reading: RESISTANCE IS FERTILE
Since there is so much to resist every day, here is a thread in which we can talk about the things we're seeing other people doing—or the things we're doing ourselves—as both inspiration, suggestion, and a bulwark against despair.

Share things you have seen that moved you, or actions you are taking. Please also feel welcome and encouraged to share links to Twitter users and/or news sites engaged in resistance that you recommend following.

Today, I'll highlight the emergent Sanctuary Restaurants movement, which is "a joint project of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United and"
* We believe that diversity makes us stronger; there is a place at the table of everyone,

* We are committed to creating affirming and safe environments in our restaurants for all,

* We proudly comply with all laws,

* We proudly welcome the public into our affirming spaces by prominently displaying the "SANCTUARY RESTAURANTS: A Place At the Table for Everyone" sign or decal,

* We pledge to support each other and to workers, customers, and restaurant owners by joining this peer network, and

* We stand with diverse communities to help protect their liberties, dignities, and freedoms.
Restaurants disproportionately employ people from many of the communities being directly targeted by the Trump administration, so supporting restaurants who will support those workers is a small but important act of resistance.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus