10 Actions / 100 Days
The Women's March took place on January 21 in cities all over the world and has been a catalyst to create momentum for resistance, protest, and fighting back. The Women's March organizers ENCOURAGED continued resistance through 10 actions in 100 days, and AFAR PARTICIPATED!
March Related News Media Our 10 Actions
Action 1- "Postcards" Within days of the Women's March AFAR hosted a post card writing party at Person Street Pharmacy Cafe. We sent 50 postcards to our legislators and kids wrote some too!
Action 2- "Huddle" coincided with our February 19 Info Session
Action 3- "Hear our Voice" took place on February 21 as AFAR members participated in "Tuesdays With Tillis".
Action 4- "A Day Without A Woman" On International Women's Day, March 8th, women and allies acted together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people.
Action 5- #ReflectandResist - Our Book Club will build community through reflection and courageous conversations, so that we can all be empowered by, and learn from, the work of activists who came before us, while being mindful not to perpetuate the mistakes of the past.
Action 6 - “Here Our Vote” - In NC the greatest threat to election integrity is definitely gerrymandering! We were proud to present “Democracy for Sale” with panel discussion for related education. We encourage everyone to support Common Cause, either by attending a rally (we took a post-preschool field trip to the Citizens Lobby Day 3/1/17) or by donating.
Action 7 - “We Belong Together” We jumped for joy to see the concept of unity and family included on the list. The critical role children can play in the resistance has been a bright spot of hope. Our first Civic Kids Story Hour will teach kids about immigration and refugees, and we will color these postcards from the Womens March.
Action 8 - “Let’s Talk” Get out of your comfort zone and engage new people to find out what matters to them. This action was released near the HB2 resolution, so the timing was perfect for individual conversations. We learned that not all “progressives” have the same platform or goals. AFAR vows to continue cultivating safe space for dialogue, discussion and thoughtful action.
Action 9 - “May Day: Beyond the Moment” Stay woke to the intersection of movements against ALL the systems of oppression. It’s not about one day, one action, or one group. Our futures are inter-related and we’re connected by the world we envision for our children.
Action 10 - Pledge of Liberation. Instead of pledging allegiance to this administration which oppresses and harms us, we pledge allegiance to the liberation of all people and each other. On Monday afternoon May 8th, we mark 6 months since the election of Trump, with continued resistance. Join us for a playground drop-in to sign and build community!