Category: Anti-Trump Resistance

Informing Activists: How can activists avoid burnout?

Hava Gordon How can activists avoid burnout? Recommended Readings Gordon, Hava Rachel. 2009. We Fight to Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press Klandermans, Bert. 1997. The Social Psychology of Protest. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers. … Continue reading

White Activists and the Burnout of Activists of Color

By Paul Gorski Resources Chen, C., & Gorski, P. (2015). Burnout in social justice and human rights activists: Symptoms, causes, and implications. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 7(3), 366-390. Cox, L. (2011). How do we keep going? Activist burnout and sustainability in social movements. Helsinki: Into-ebooks. Gorski, … Continue reading

The Sanctuary Movement in the Trump Era: Localized Activism in the Face of Barriers to Federal Reform

By Lisa M. Martinez Before an audience of several hundred people crammed into a Denver-area community center in April 2017, twelve-year-old Luna Vizguerra confidently approached a podium in front of the standing-room only crowd. Through an interpreter, she spoke directly … Continue reading

Sustaining Anti-Trump Resistance: Movement Trajectories and Activist Burnout

Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an anti-Trump resistance movement began, drawing on much longer-existing movements ranging from the women’s movement to the Black Lives Matter movement to the immigrant rights movement. While Trump resisters are a diverse lot, in … Continue reading

Hope Is the Way

By Anna Brown What We Are Reading These Days Here of late, friends in the Kairos peace community and beyond have been re-reading and sharing one of Daniel Berrigan’s books: Ten Commandments for the Long Haul. This particular turn to Berrigan … Continue reading

The Anti-Trump Resistance and Beyond: Building a Progressive Movement

By Peter Dreier Over the past few years, efforts like Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the Dreamers immigrant-rights movement, the battles against the Keystone pipeline and for marriage equality, and the Fight for $15 (minimum wage) campaign have generated … Continue reading