Despite yesterday being one of the most depressing days in modern history, it's important to remember that apathy has never served any of us well. So in addition to regularly donating to all the charities that will become even more important than they already are in Trump's America, we also recommend assembling at one of the many anti-Trump protests happening around the city to show that we aren't defeated. Protesters also have the option of participating in Levee's "Subway Therapy" art installation, where people are invited to write their thoughts/concerns/frustrations on a post-it and stick it on the wall of the underpass connecting the 6th Ave L and 14th St 1 train in Manhattan.
So if you're angry, astonished and in the NYC area for the next few days, here are a few of the gatherings and events you should be attending.
For those of you more in need of a safe space dedicated to self care and community, PARTICIPANT INC will be hosting a meeting to discuss and think about "what's next." Or for the more spiritually inclined, you can also bring a candle to Carroll Park (on the corner of Carroll and Smith Streets) at 5 pm for a prayer vigil that affirms "our continued rejection of Donald Trump's bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny, and we will demonstrate our resolve to fight together for the America we still believe is possible."
Thursday, November 10
NYU will be hosting a teach-in that will discuss what exactly a Trump presidency means for our country and the rest of the world. An "urgent" three-hour lecture, it will be held at in the auditorium of the King Juan Carlos Building at 53 Washington Square South.
For a more traditional protest, there will also be a "Buck Stops Here" rally that starts at noon in Union Square Park.
A little further in the future is a mass #NotMyPresident Inauguration Day protest in front of the US Capitol Building as Trump is sworn into office. There is also another protest planned for Washington D.C.'s Freedom Plaza to stand against war, racism and inequality," as well as the defense of immigrants and workers' unity.
Make sure to circle January 20, 2017 in your calendars.