Donald Trump has been president for almost a month, and the protests don’t seem to be slowing down at all. This past week we witnessed protesters block Betsy DeVos from entering a public school in Washington, an anti-abortion demonstration overshadowed by a pro-choice rally in Manhattan, and a spontaneous direct action that brought national attention to an in-process deportation in Phoenix. We can't predict what the rest of this week will bring, but we can help you stay in the loop with this round-up of rallies, meetings, workshops, and fundraisers happening around the city.

February SURJ NYC Chapter Meeting
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) is an increasingly popular group working to organize white people to dismantle white supremacy — 700 people showed up to the first meeting after the election, far too many to fit in the original venue. Their monthly chapter meeting is this week, and new members are encouraged to show up 30 minutes early for an orientation.
FREE, Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. // The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 E 35th St, Manhattan

Muslim Jewish Solidarity March
Today President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time since Trump’s election. Tonight, protesters will gather in Midtown to convey their anger toward the border policies of both the United States and Israel. The march, organized by the Muslim Jewish Anti-Fascist Front, immediately follows a related event at Trump Tower, where others will “build a wall of resistance” to protest the meeting between the two world leaders.
FREE, Wednesday, February 15th, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. // Grand Central Terminal 87 E 42nd St, Manhattan

Resistance Town Hall
Want to get involved in fighting the Trump agenda but you're unsure where to start exactly? Hey no worries, not everyone went to school to major in remaking the world. If you want to learn what's up though, head to this town hall hosted by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and find out what your neighbors are doing, meet representatives from some good organizing groups and just get effective strategies about how to stay sane and strong while organizing.
FREE, Wednesday, February 15th, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. // MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

Dirty Dancing For Planned Parenthood
Hosted by the Lady Parts Justice League, this watch-party/sing-along/talk-back will celebrate both Planned Parenthood and the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing (“the best abortion movie starring Patrick Swayze EVER MADE,” the flyer notes). A conversation on abortion and intersectionality will follow the film, along with allotted time for attendees to write love letters to Planned Parenthood and call Congresspeople.
$10, Wednesday, February 15th, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. // The Bell House 149 7th St, Brooklyn

Rally to #FreeDaniel and Stop #ICERaids
ICE raids in the New York City area are a hot topic at the moment, thanks to the news that ICE agents arrested 40 people who they accused of immigration violations over the weekend. In addition to the New York raids, there was the arrest of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Seattle man of Mexican descent who was covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In response to both, immigrants' rights advocates will be rallying against more ICE raids and in favor of freedom for Medina outside of Homeland Security headquarters in New York.
FREE, Thursday, February 16th, 5 p.m. // U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 201 Varick Street, Manhattan

Sunset Park Rally For Immigrant Families
While state Senator Jesse Hamilton hosts a town hall inside the Community Board 7 building, his Sunset Park constituents will rally outside to demand that the senator support legislation protecting immigrants. Back in November, Hamilton joined the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of eight rogue Democrats who caucus with Senate Republicans —a maneuver that is drawing increasing scrutiny from protesters. One purpose of Thursday’s rally will be to urge the senator to fight the Republicans he caucuses with over their votes on the NY Liberty Bill and the DREAM Act.
FREE, Thursday, February 16th, 6 p.m. - 8p.m. // Brooklyn Community Board #7, 4201 4th Ave, Brooklyn

Marshal Training
Hoping to get involved on the organizational level? Head to Rise & Resist’s second marshal training session, where you’ll learn how to support actions and protect protester’s rights, while serving as a sort of buffer between the police and demonstrators. As a marshal, your responsibilities may include setting up pickets, deciding whether or not protesters want to go into a “pen,” and stopping traffic. No experience necessary!
FREE, Thursday, February 16th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. // LGBT Center 208 W 13th St, Manhattan

Brooklyn Stands Together: March & Rally
There's been a lot of marching and chanting lately and you might be getting a little fatigued or wondering what the point is. Remember though, that there's a reason there was a huge swing from voters being in favor to against the Muslim and refugee ban: marches work and protests work. So join another march, this one from Borough Hall to the Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse and back, to show solidarity with all the people of Brooklyn. Plus, this one ends with what organizers are calling The Brooklyn Pledge, which will maybe replace the Pledge of Allegiance in the irradiated wasteland of the Independent City of Brooklyn in the far off future of 2022.
FREE, Thursday, February 16th, 5:30 p.m. // Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street

General Strike Against Trump
On this national day of action, Strike4Democracy plans to coordinate over 100 strike actions under the banner of #F17. Strikers in New York plan to gather at Washington Square Park at 1 p.m. to stand in solidarity with the General Strike. According to the event invite, Friday’s action will “preview an even larger mass strike” planned for March 8th, which is being organized by International Women’s Day and the Women’s March.
FREE, Friday, February 17th, 1 p.m. // Washington Square Park

Activate: A Party & Fundraiser for Climate Action
DJs For Climate Action are teaming up with beloved Crown Heights institution Friends and Lovers to host a party and fundraiser to benefit climate scientists. There’s a $10 suggested donation at the door, which will go directly to Natural Resources Defense Council, along with a portion of the money raised by the bar.
$10 Suggested Donation, Friday, February 17th, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. // Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn

Mourning The Presidency: A Mock Funeral for President's Day
This New Orleans-style mock funeral, hosted by Rise & Resist and Gag is Watching, will give young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail, and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a Presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.” Don’t forget to wear black!
FREE, Saturday, February 18th, noon // Washington Square Arch

Black Lives Matter Teen Conference
This day long teen conference will allow the youth (grades 5-12) to explore the impact and future of the Black Lives Matter movement through activist teach-ins, youth-led panel discussions, teen performances, and interactive arts and media workshops. The event is first come, first seated, so it’s recommended that you arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start time.
FREE, Saturday February 18th, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. // Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan

Today, I Am A Muslim Too: A Day of Solidarity!
This day of solidarity honors Muslims, refugees and immigrants, and features appearances from community leaders like Russel Simmons and Linda Sarsour. Nearly 5,000 people are attending on Facebook, so expect Times Square to be even more packed than usual.
FREE, Sunday February 19th, 12 p.m. - 4p.m. // Times Square

What’s Next: A Fundraiser for Emily’s List
A new collective called What’s Next will be hosting their first ever event on Sunday night to raise money for EMILY’S List, an organization working to put pro-choice women into office. Performances from Shaeera & James, Pussy Grabs Back, DJ Momo and more will go late into the night.
$20, Sunday February 19th, 8:30 p.m. // Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn

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