[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 21
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Editor's Note: Right now I believe it's essential that we all use every platform available to us to spread a message of anti-Fascism, anti-White Supremacism, anti-Nazism, and anti-xenophobia of any kind, and to offer support and solidarity to those affected by these societal ills and the heinous people who perpetrate them. For that reason, the links this week are a collection of websites, articles, and initiatives that will hopefully help you process what's going on right now, and find ways to take positive and constructive action moving forward. Thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions for inclusion.
1. To kick things off, here's an important article from The Cut about the role that women have always played in white Supremacist movements.
2. If you're struggling to make sense of this devastating resurgence of the Alt-Right, much less know how to help, this Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves offers a comprehensive collection of reading materials, documentaries and other resources that will give you a good place to start.
3. A couple of great pieces from The Fader: One on the importance of why we need to start calling things what they are, and another on why 'love against hate' is not enough.
4. Wondering how the hell to survive in the Age of Trump? Kamau and Hari of Politically Reactive Have some suggestions. Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sou also tackled Charlottesville in the latest episode of Call Your Girlfriend.
5. Want to do something today, as in, right now? Daily Action makes it easy for US citizens to connect with legislators.
6. I haven't had a chance to pick up Naomi Klein's 'No is Not Enough', but if her previous efforts are anything to go by, I'm sure it's worth the read.
7. Stand in solidarity with Charlottesville. Planned Parenthood has produced a super-helpful, searchable directory of vigils and peaceful protests. Find it here.
8. One important point raised by Ann and Aminatou in the CYG podcast episode listed above: While it's essential to take action in anyway you can, we all have to keep living our own lives and trying to take progressive, positive action for ourselves and other women, too. I spent last week in the company of my International Girl Crew here in New York, and their company couldn't have come at a better time. I'll share more from our activities in the LES next week, but in themeantime here's a conversation we had on cultivating a global career, being a global citizen, and the ongoing importance of self-care. I hope it provides insight and light relief in equal measure.
9. One last thing: Donate to the ACLU.
The lineup for this year's Afropunk Fest is incredible - Sampha, Solange, SZA, to name but a few, and its mission to provide a safe, open-minded space for multicultural music lovers is more important than ever.
In L.A. it's outdoor movie weather pretty much all year round, but the next few weeks are a particularly good time to check out the Rooftop Cinema Club.
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Be sure to check out Feminism(s) x The Arab + Muslim Diaspora atProtein Studios. Curated The WW Club member Loren Elhili, the group show features work from women artists exploring feminism from a non-western perspective.
Next weekend, all roads, floats, whistles, and horns lead to Notting Hill Carnival. I'm missing it this year and the FOMO has already kicked in.