MTA Elevator Protest: This Station is a Dinosaur
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

MTA Elevator Protest: This Station is a Dinosaur

Members of Rise and Resist, along with residents from across NYC and City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, will be protesting outside the Museum of Natural History Subway Stop on Saturday to impress upon the city organization the importance of accessible subway stations. While the MTA has made excuses based on budget and resources, the fact remains that New York City lags behind most other major cities in the country in terms of devoting adequate taxpayer money to creating accessible transit options. 

The nearest accessible subway station is the 72nd Street 1/2/3 stop.

https://www.facebook.com/events/160759591323631/

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Rise and Resist End of Year Discussion
Dec
17
2:30 PM14:30

Rise and Resist End of Year Discussion

It’s been a tough year. We’ve responded with RAR.

There are those of us who feel that it’s time to discuss our feelings about where RAR is, how some of its strengths may have become weaknesses. The goal of this conversation is to give people the opportunity to be heard, for us to listen to each other, and to come up with ideas and how to bring them into reality to make RAR stronger and more vibrant.

This is not a gripe session. It is an experiment.

This conversation about feelings, processes and visioning about RAR will take place on Sunday, December 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 at the LGBT Center Room 310.

https://www.facebook.com/events/137280333649508/?active_tab=about

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Weekly Impeach Protest: Sexual Assault - Fox News Building
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Weekly Impeach Protest: Sexual Assault - Fox News Building

Join Rise and Resist as we call for IMPEACHMENT of the 45th President for multiple acts of SEXUAL ASSAULT. 

We will gather outside the NYC headquarters of Fox News, 1211 Avenue of the Americas at 5:30 pm, Thursday December 14 to voice our collective rage that a sexual abuser leads our nation. From the misogynist network that props up the Predator-in-Chief, we will march to Trump Tower and together call out IMPEACH and WE BELIEVE THE WOMEN and TRUMP, YOU'RE FIRED. 

Men who harass and hurt women are finally losing their jobs. Now it's his turn.

#WeBelievetheWomen #HisTurn

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Rise and Resist Meeting
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rise and Resist Meeting

The meeting will be at the Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street near 7th Avenue. The space is wheelchair-accessible via the entrance on 13th Street. There's an elevator from the street level to the 1st floor.

Transportation: The nearest subway stops are the 14th Street stop on the 1/2/3/F/M/L, or the 14th Street stop on the A/C/E (this one is accessible).

An agenda will be sent out via email ahead of time. If you are not yet on our email list you can sign up using this form: http://eepurl.com/cCzq1X

We need people with all skills and interests. Whether you are an artist or a software developer or just somebody who wants to get involved, everybody’s contribution is valuable.

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Dec
8
2:30 PM14:30

Tomcat Action - No Justice, No Bread!

This action is part of ongoing pressure in support of undocumented immigrants who have been let go from Tom Cat Bakery. We are succeeding in getting the attention of Tom Cat. The company is furious that we are publically protesting. Let’s make them mad enough to finally negotiate with these workers and heed demands that Tom Cat Bakery model best practices for protecting the rights of their loyal immigrant work force, both documented and undocumented.

Tom Cat and their customers must stand up for the rule of law and face down ICE's intimidation tactics - as every business should do in this climate of fear. People are paying attention. Customers are starting to drop their accounts with Tom Cat. But there are hold outs!!! 

We’re meeting at the entrance to the park at Columbus Circle at 6:30pm. We’re walking to a local restaurant from there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/139567570034933/?active_tab=about

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Weekly Impeach Protest. Every Thursday 'til he's gone.

Join Rise and Resist and NYC in demanding that Trump be impeached, as we reaffirm the recent articles of impeachment brought to the floor by House Democrats. Every Thursday, we're calling for Trump to be impeached until he's out of the White House.

Article V: Undermining Freedom of the Press is the focus of this week's demonstration, and our protest site, Federal Hall, was the site of an early victory for freedom of the press. John Peter Zenger was jailed, tried, and acquitted of libel at Federal Hall for exposing government corruption in his newspaper.

After the protest, everyone's invited to Full Shilling at 160 Pearl St. to socialize and organize. 

(Nearby subway stations: Wall Street 4/5, Wall Street 1, Broad Street J/Z, Bowling Green 4/5. Bowling Green is the only station with an elevator - it's 5 blocks from the site of the protest). 

Any questions? Email media@riseandresist.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/143831119602706/

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Annual Youth March Against Police Brutality #FutureOfTheCity

Facbook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/136042883715103/?active_tab=about

This March was organized completely by NYC High School Students working with #BLMNY. It is our duty to support these kids. We will come together on December 3rd at 12PM and apply pressure to this system. 

December 3rd, 2014, marked the date when the Richmond County grand jury decided to let Daniel Pantaleo get away with chocking our beloved brother Eric Garner to death. 

Students are working effortlessly to ensure this date becomes a National Day of Remembrance. In addition, WE ARE RELEASING OUT NATIONAL AGENDA & CALL TO ACTION.

Join us.

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears. Our first teacher is our own heart" —Cheyenne Tribe Proverb

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Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

March Against Rapist Cops: Justice 4 Anna Chambers

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/575194219493207/

On September 15, undercover Brooklyn South narcotics detectives Richard Hall and Edward Martins kidnapped and raped 18 y/o Anna Chambers while she was in handcuffs. The NYPD are trying to avoid blame by claiming it was "consensual," although we know that's impossible. 

We are angry but not surprised when police are perpetrators of sexual violence. 

Sexual violence and misogyny are at the foundation of the police institution and systemic. Rape has been a tool used by police to aid the genocide and oppression of Black and Indigenous women since the colonization of the Americas. We understand sexual violence to be intrinsically tied racism. Just last year, Daniel Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison for raping 12 Black girls. However, not all rapist cops are brought to justice. We stand with Anna Chambers, as well as all Black and Brown women who have experienced police violence.

Further, domestic violence is four times more common in police families than the general population. 
Sexual abuse is the second most reported form of police misconduct, and the perpetrators often repeat offenders. 
Reports of sexual violence against police are PRIMARLY made by women of color.
15% of trans individuals have been sexually assaulted by police, which more than doubles (32%) for Black trans individuals.

As long as cops defend rapists on their force, all cops are complicit in sexual violence. JOIN US on November 30th to demand justice for Anna Chambers and an end to police terror.

#WeBelieveYou #FuckRapistCops #FuckThePatriarchy

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Nov
20
5:45 PM17:45

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739591263013166/

Join Rise and Resist in Washington Square Park for a candlelight vigil to remember the lives lost this past year. Wear white. 

Location: Washington Square Park
Time: 5:45 pm-6:45 pm
Date: November 20th, 2017

Sean Ryan Hake
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow
Mesha Caldwell
Jojo Striker
Jaquarrius Holland
Keke Collier
Chyna Doll Dupree
Ciara McElveen
Alphonza Watson
Jayne Isidoro Strata
Chay Reed
Kenneth Bostick
Sherrel Faulkner
Kenne McFadden
Kendra Marie Adams
Ava Le'Ray Barrin
Ebony Morgan
TeeTee Dangerfield
Gwenevere River Song
Kiwi Herring
Pepper K
Ally Steinfeld
Kashmire Redd
Derricka Banner
Scout Schultz
Stephanie Montez
Candace Towns
And those whose deaths are not know about

Nearest subway stop: West 4th Street, A/B/C/D/E/F/M.
Accessiblity: Elevator at northeast corner of West 3rd Street and Sixth Avenue. Take elevator to mezzanine level; use northbound or southbound passageway for A/C/E platforms.
Use elevators on A/ C/ E platforms to go to lower platforms and B/D/F/M service.

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Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Weekly Impeach Protest. Every Thursday 'til he's gone.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/519316148422916/

Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30, Rise and Resist will be holding a Weekly Impeach Protest at a NYC location. We’ll be taking to the streets every week until he’s gone.

The first location on 11/16 will be The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street. The second location on 11/30 (skipping Thanksgiving) will be Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel. After each protest, we’ll gather afterward at a nearby eatery to socialize, blow off some steam, and organize. For this week, it’s Full Shilling at 160 Pearl St.

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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Elevators Are For Everyone - Rally at MTA Headquarters

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/553443524995535/

ELEVATORS ARE FOR EVERYONE

We will rally on Wednesday, November 15th at 9 a.m. at MTA headquarters, 2 Broadway, before their board meeting, to urge the MTA to address the lack of accessible elevators. 

By excluding people with disabilities from the subways, Cuomo and the MTA are complicit in rejecting their civil rights, forcing them to fend for themselves or rely on an inferior transportation system.

We intend to remind them that ELEVATORS ARE FOR EVERYONE: New Yorkers with disabilities, the elderly, people with strollers, travelers with luggage, those with injuries and delivery people.

Rally with us in front of 2 Broadway, from 9-10 a.m. At 10, if you are available, come upstairs to the meeting where the public can make comments. The nearest subway is Bowling Green 4/5, an accessible station.

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Rise and Resist Meeting

  • pin Hide Map The Church of the Village, A Progressive United Methodist Community (map)
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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510939225650557/

The next Rise & Resist meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14th, from 7PM to 9PM. Doors open at 6:30. 

The meeting will be at the Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street near 7th Avenue. It's across the street from the LGBT Center, and the space is significantly larger than the room we've been meeting in. The space is wheelchair-accessible via the entrance on 13th Street. There's an elevator from the street level to the 1st floor.

Transportation: The nearest subway stops are the 14th Street stop on the 1/2/3/F/M/L, or the 14th Street stop on the A/C/E (this one is accessible).

An agenda will be sent out via email ahead of time. If you are not yet on our email list you can sign up using this form: http://eepurl.com/cCzq1X

We're in the beginning stages of developing a flat, all volunteer group united in anger, organized into working groups, and committed to direct action. We're focusing on everything from policy and data analysis to organizing protests to ensure that we have the largest impact possible. 

We need people with all skills and interests. Whether you are an artist or a software developer or just somebody who wants to get involved, everybody’s contribution is valuable.

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Reclaiming the Resistance

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/163936764197681/

In the first year of Trump's racist, sexist, and unabashedly big business presidency, working people across the country have been coming together to fight back. From mass protests to the sanctuary movement, working people have been mounting grassroots efforts to use people's power to stop the Trump presidency in its tracks.

"Reclaiming the Resistance" will be an inclusive community discussion about how to wage the fight against Trump here in our communities. The panel will feature organizers who have been working to organize for affordable housing, workers' rights, immigrant rights, and more. Come join the discussion about how we can fight Trump here in the city and work to shut down his right-wing agenda.

Panelists:
- Cora Bergantiños, Socialist Alternative
- Jabari Brisport, Green Party and Socialist candidate for council district 35
- Jeremiah Johnson, Rise and Resist
- Jay Robinson, Delta Ramp Workers Organizing Committee

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Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

The IDC: Roadblock to a Progressive New York

Join the IDC Action Group of NYCD16 Indivisible for a forum on how the Independent Democratic Conference, led by Senator Jeff Klein, blocks progressive legislation in New York. Honored Speakers include: 
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 
Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout,
plus speakers on education, tenants rights, and more!

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND. 
RSVP AND GET YOUR FREE TICKET at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-idc-roadblock-to-a-progressive-new-york-tickets-38479373843
 

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Rise and Resist Weekly Meeting - November 7th - Church of the Village

The next Rise & Resist meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7th, from 7PM to 9PM. Doors open at 6:30. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The meeting will be at the Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street near 7th Avenue. It's across the street from the LGBT Center, and the space is significantly larger than the room we've been meeting in. The space is wheelchair-accessible via the entrance on 13th Street. There's an elevator from the street level to the 1st floor.

Transportation: The nearest subway stops are the 14th Street stop on the 1/2/3/F/M/L, or the 14th Street stop on the A/C/E (this one is accessible).

An agenda will be sent out via email ahead of time. If you are not yet on our email list you can sign up using this form: http://eepurl.com/cCzq1X

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/174847403068850/

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Nov
7
5:15 PM17:15

Repair the Despair - Scream with Rise and Resist in the Oculus

  • The Oculus at the World Trade Center (map)
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RISE AND RESIST! REPAIR THE DESPAIR! Election Day at 5:15 PM in the Oculus.

It has been one year since Trump was elected President. Join us in the Oculus to give voice to your anger and despair, and to collectively commit to another year of direct action. 

We can not let this day go by without marking it. We cannot pretend that everything is normal. We cannot pretend that Election Day is just another day. Add your voice. Show up. Be prompt. Come chant, howl, holler, and scream at the top of your lungs. Wear something red. 

The Oculus is located at Church and Fulton St. and is the World Trade Transportation Hub (PATH station). It is also connected via passageway to the Fulton Transit Center (A, C, E, J, R, W, #2, #3, #4, #5).

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/221123411760263/

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

RAR Endorsed Action: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

This event is organized by Refuse Fascism and endorsed by Rise and Resist.

We will be marching from Times Square to Washington Square Park. Stay tuned for what we've planned in the days to follow...November 4th, the protests begin. Every day. Everywhere. Everyone. Until they're gone!

We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! 

Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power…We will be protesting day after day, night after night until we DRIVE OUT the Trump/Pence regime...as long as it takes. 

This will be a non-violent, permitted rally and march.

Initiated by www.RefuseFascism.org.

Refuse Fascism is a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power. This means working and organizing with all our creativity and determination toward November 4 when many thousands of people will fill the streets of cities and towns, beginning a struggle that continues day after day and night after night, eventually involving millions of people, demanding: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

We extend a welcome invitation to individuals and organizations from many different points of view who share our determination to refuse to accept a fascist America to join and/or partner with us in this great cause. 

Selected endorsers of the Call for November 4th:
(Name and Institutional Affiliation For Identification Purposes Only)

Akeem Browder, Kalief Browder’s Brother
Al Porter Jr., Black On Black Crime Inc.
Andy Zee
Arturo O’Farrill, Musician
Austin Pendleton, Actor, director
Austin TX Brown Berets
Bishop Dr. Raymond Rufen-Blanchette, The Clergy Campaign for Social and Economic Justice
Black Lives Matter PA
Boston May Day Coalition
BrownBerets
California Freedom Coalition
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Carl Stokes Brigade
Chaitali Sen, Author
Cindy Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Cornel West, Harvard University
David Straithairn
David Zeiger, Filmmaker
Degenerate Artists Against Fascism
Dr. Mazeda A. Uddin, South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship & Training (SAFEST)
DRACH Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing
Elizabeth McAlister, Jonah House (Plowshares disarmament actions
Ernestine Henning, Supervisor (ret.) AME Church
Father Bob Bossie, SCJ
Father Luis Barrios, Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz; John Jay College, CUNY
Fr. Richard Estrada, Church of the Epiphany
Gays Against Guns
Gloria Steinem
Gray Wolf , Chapter Director, AIM (American Indian Movement), So Cal
Greg Carr, Educator, Howard University
Hawa Bah, Mother of Mohamed Bah, Murdered by NYPD
Herb Boyd, Journalist, educator, author, and activist
Imam Konate Souleimane
Indivisible North Seattle
Indivisible Pittsfield
Isabel Cardenas, Salvadoran- American activist, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism
Jamal Joseph, Film Maker, Author, Defendant in the Panther 21 Case (1969-71)
Jon Nathen Wurzel, Atonement Lutheran Church
Josh Mond
Kathy Najimy
King Downing, Human Rights Racial Justice Center – H2RJ
Lalah Hathaway
Lyda Eddington, Pastor, La Tijera United Methodist Church
Michael Shannon
Mike Daisey, Monologist, Author, Performer
Millions for Medicare
MOVE
Movers & Shakers NYC
National Organization for Women (NOW), San Gabriel Valley/Whittier
NO BS Media
Pastor Doris Johnson, South East Queens Community Development
Peace and Freedom Party
Peoples Organization for Progress
Perry Hoberman, Media Artist, Associate Research Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Ponce Laspina, Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico
Port Chester Immigrant Community Defense Committee
Prof. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Harvard University
Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains
PZ Myers, Pharyngula
Rabbi Michael Davis
Rabbi Michael Pollack, March on Harrisburg
Rev. Chloe Breyer, St. Philips Episcopal Church
Rev. Frank Alton, Provost, Cathedral Center of St. Paul
Rev. Frank Wulf, Pastor-in-Charge, Echo Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz, St. Jacobi Lutheran Church
Rev. Karen Jackson, Staten Island Inter-Religious Leadership
Rev. Maria Isabel Santiago, NY
Rev. TaigenDan Leighton Ph.D, Soto Zen Buddhist priest and Dharma teacher
Rev. Tom Carey, Priest-in-Charge, Church of the Epiphany
Rise and Resist
Sara Lee MacDonald, Communications Director, St. Peter’s Santa Maria Episcopal Church
Sharonne Salaam, Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
Sunita Viswanath, Board Member, Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus
Sunsara Taylor, Writer, Revolution, revcom.us
Ted Jennings, Professor of Biblical and Constructive Theology at the Chicago Theological Seminary
Ted Sirota, Musician
Veterans for Peace Chapter 34 New York City
Werner Lange, Association for Humanist Sociology

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Rise and Resist Birddog Training

Come learn how to speak truth to power! We will be holding a training on how to ask your representatives the tough questions they need to hear about the issues that affect us most. Basically, you show up at the candidates’ events and ask them questions they don’t want to answer in order to get them on the record and to educate those present about issues that matter. The actual logistics of attending a political event and bird-dogging a politician before, during, or afterwards takes a little bit of thought. However, once you learn, it becomes easy. There are events happening very soon, so join us to become a birddog expert!

Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/125954954741575/

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Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

RAR Village Halloween Parade

  • 417 Canal Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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Rise and Resist will march at the front of the Village Halloween Parade!

Sign up sheet for Rise and Resist contingent to NYC Halloween Parade.

https://goo.gl/forms/kf1eFT7ugbIb91JW2

The contingent will have three kinds of participants: Naked Trumps (really in nude color spandex suit with wig and tie); Secret Service Agents (wearing appropriate attire, sunglasses, and headphone in one ear); and Protesters (wearing Rise and Resist t-shirts)

You will be responsible for your own costume. You can purchase your bodysuit through amazon if you wish to be a naked trump.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I38ZFZ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We will be meeting at an apartment near the start point where Naked Trumps can change into their suits and signs and banners will be handed out. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you when they are fixed.

See http://halloween-nyc.com/ for general information about the parade.

The Emperor has no clothes!

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

New Sanctuary Coalition training for Rise and Resist

  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to accompany immigrants who have already been identified by ICE for possible deportation and have to appear in Immigration Court or to check-in with ICE or ISAP.

Please RSVP at this link: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-sanctuary-coalition-accompaniment-training-rise-resist-tickets-39032297653

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