To commemorate 150 years of women (150W) being accepted to the University of California. Join UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center & Friends:In Conversation with ‘me too.’ Movement Founder, Tarana Burke, advocate for survivors of sexual violenceThursday, February 4, 20214:00 – 5:30 PM PST
“Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019” – (5:00pm – 6:30pm PST)
Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/412106249846225) In “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019,” editors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain have assembled an extraordinary chorus of voices that includes ninety writers. Encompassing a range of styles from historical essays and short stories to personal vignettes and fiery polemics, each contributor takes on a five-year period in the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Join Kendi, a National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, and Blain, an award-winning historian, editor, and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, along with contributors UCLA Assistant Professor Kyle Mays and Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University Martha Jones, as they discuss this new book and the importance of community history. RSVP for Zoom instructions.
“Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019” – (5:00pm – 6:30pm PS
“Race Matters: Killing the Black Body – Dr. Dorothy Roberts” – (6:00pm PST)
Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/3537872942986393) Published in 1997, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, remains a best-selling book on race, gender, and reproductive freedom more than twenty years later. It documents a long history of regulation of Black women’s bodies in the United States, beginning with the legal status of enslaved women as property, and explains its crucial importance to both reproductive and racial politics in America. Today, these devaluing ideologies, laws, and policies have expanded in new guises that help to perpetuate race and gender injustice in the health care, law enforcement, welfare, and foster care systems. At the same time, the rise of an exciting reproductive justice movement has provided a new framework for envisioning a more humane and equitable society. In an era where reproductive freedom is increasingly under assault, understanding and advocating for reproductive justice is more urgent than ever. Co-sponsors: Center for Black Studies Research, Dept of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, AS Black Women’s Health CollaborativeMeeting ID: 847 8131 9461Passcode: 539372
Trump-ublicans are the Modern Confederates: Let’s not repeat 150-year old mistakes.
“Shadow President Trump, Cruz, Hawley, McCarthy, the Qanon congresswomen, etc – are the cultural reincarnations of the civil war confederates the union let off the hook 150 short years ago. We cannot afford to make the same mistakes. And the words of Frederick Douglass are ever more urgent.
147 Congress members committed treason when they voted to overthrow our democracy…GOOD READ!
“Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/black-history-american-democracy.html
It’s National Thank a Mail Carrier Day! Tell Congress to strengthen the U.S. Postal ServiceThere’s a lot of work to be done! – We need to repeal the pre-funding requirement.- Biden needs to select new, diverse and experienced board members. – The USPS must to be allowed to provide banking again and other financial services to help poorer neighborhoods. – The USPS must continue its tradition of providing good jobs to a wide range of people and provide convenient, fast service.- We have to stop the privatization bleed DeJoy started. And you can say “THANKS!” to your mail carrier when you see them.
Script and text here. https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/04/its-national-thank-a-mail-carrier-day-tell-congress-to-strengthen-the-u-s-postal-service/
Americans from all sides must join together. Convict Trump of insurrection and toss him out forever.A weak pushback to the insurrection makes it more likely that Trump, or his malignant progeny, can whistle up armed militias to strike again. Please, call your senators!If they are Democrats, it will stiffen their resolve and they will convey to other senators that their constituents want this done. If they are GOP, tell them that their chances on getting reelected lie with doing the right thing and following their oath of office. If you know people in states controlled by GOP senators, get them to call them EVERY SINGLE DAMN DAY until this vote is done. Yes. Over and over. Fill their voice mailboxes, talk to interns at every office (DC & local), make their phones shake off their desks.Scripts here for both Democrat and Republican senators!https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/03/americans-from-both-sides-are-united-convict-the-head-insurrectionist-and-toss-him-out-forever/
Black Lives Matter requests…
Click here for text and call scripts. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/01/mon-2-1-21-black-lives-matter-requests/)
- Action #1: Tell Your Rep(s) to Support Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution H.Res. 25
- Action #2: Support the COUP Act – Congressional Oversight of Unjust Policing Act
“The enemy is within.” Expel Greene.
Update: “My-Kevin” punted. Said he gave Marjory-Q a stern talking to, but left her on her committees. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537235-mccarthy-announces-no-actions-against-greene
Vote to expel her from her committees is happening on Thursday!
(3) quick actions (click here)
(https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/28/the-enemy-is-within-expel-greene/) to support March For Our Lives.
This woman, who believes that the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings were actually “false flag” operations or hoaxes, has been placed on the House Education Committee
Call your legislators regarding the American Rescue Plan, sign petitions to de-fang the USPS’s DeJoy, the man who is still trying to destroy our postal system and to press Biden on removing the incredibly inhumane “Public Charge” rule.(https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/26/tues-1-26-three-quick-actions/)
Get ready to flush the filibuster!
Jonathon Chait of New York magazine, stated that the US Senate is “the most powerful force for structural racism in American life,” and that “the filibuster has been a bulwark against even mild pursuit of equity.” Indivisible National is asking us to call our senators if we want to see $2k survival checks, the $15 minimum wage, immigration reform and action on climate change. Call/email your senators and tell them to flush the filibuster to stop McConnell from obstructing our two years of majority. https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/22/friday-1-22-get-ready-to-flush-the-filibuster/
In the beginning, there was H.R.1.
H.R.1:Tell your representative and both senators that H.R. 1/S.1 – For the People Act of 2021 has been delayed long enough. This bill brings reform to finance, voting rights and government ethics that apply to ALL THREE BRANCHES of government. Legal guardrails, not just traditions that normal people agree to follow. https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/21/thurs-1-21-in-the-beginning-there-was-h-r-1/
YOU HAVE MORE TIME?
THERE IS NO MORE TIME TO WAIT! D.C. STATEHOOD NOW!
Remove the whole eco-system of sedition/Remove the seditionists/https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/12/remove-the-whole-eco-system-of-sedition/
(We’re looking at you, Cruz, Hawley, Brooks and more!)https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/11/disbar-the-lawyer-legislators-who-helped-set-our-country-on-fire/
“Safe and reliable COVID-19 vaccines are available to several groups of people in California. But it can be difficult to find out where and how to get a shot. We are a group of volunteers calling hospitals and pharmacies daily to track their vaccine availability and their processes for getting one.https://www.vaccinateca.com/?fbclid=IwAR0C6bhKlLeqLt3GjWzSilaii6SLaKxs0e0YafEcTa3tGXZnMWY3VUCMuOs
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