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Carbondale Meetup

  • Gaia House 913 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL, 62901 United States (map)

This meeting is open to everyone who is concerned about the increase in institutional violence, hate crimes, harassment, and other forms of systemic violence and oppression that may be associated with the election of Donald Trump. His campaign included rhetoric and policy proposals that were threatening to women, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ folks, Muslims, and others he chose to insult. We are concerned about the actions of his supporters, the actions of his administration, and what they will mean for the people we know and love in our community and nation.

We are not waiting until Trump takes office to respond to these concerns. We are responding now. We invite everyone who shares these concerns to join us at this meeting, or contact us to suggest an alternate time and/or place, or invite us to any similar meetings you may be organizing.

How exactly we respond as a community is open to discussion. There is no pre-defined agenda for this meeting, just an opportunity for people who are concerned to discuss possible plans of action, individually and collectively.

Current discussion ideas include: what at-risk individuals, agencies, etc. can start doing to prepare for the transition of power and its likely consequences (and how allies can support them); how we can resist efforts to roll back our rights and other important policy concerns; and how we should organize and communicate with each other (public meetings and communication, private action planning).

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