Resistance School: Practical Skills Taking Back America
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.
Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Communicating our values in political advocacy, featuring Tim McCarthy
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Mobilizing and organizing our communities, featuring Sara El-Amine
Thursday, April 20, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Structuring and building capacity for action, featuring Marshall Ganz
Thursday April 27, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustaining the resistance long-term, featuring Michael Blake
A note from the program developers:
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 graduate students at Harvard – 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 that will 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 to 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.
The Resistance School Team