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A lot of people are mad that Trump is on vacation, which makes sense, since he spent a good chunk of Obama’s presidency condemning the man for daring to take some time off, but think about it: Every minute Trump is at his country club golf course, crashing weddings and congratulating the groom,  he’s not doing stuff. And that’s good, in its own way. But don’t let the fact that he’s out of the oval office for a while distract you from all the ways you can make the world a slightly better place this week.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • Read the Resistance is discussing The Scarlet Letter (via Facebook Live) with Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster. (PEN America, 2pm, FREE)
  • Pianos is hosting a charity concert featuring Mighty Kind and Chris Abad, with all proceeds benefitting the Discover Outdoors Foundation. (PIANOS, 7pm, $20)

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Photo by Erik McGregor
Photo by Erik McGregor

WEDNESDAY

  • Volunteers will walk prospective citizens through the naturalization process at this free workshop. (Brooklyn Adult Learning Center, 9am, FREE)
  • Rise & Resist and the LGBT Center are leading a marshal training workshop for protesters. (LGBT Center, 6pm, FREE)
  • Protropic and A/D/O are having a panel discussion on climate change, regionalism, globalization, and the emerging markets of island and waterfront cities (since, you know, there will be more of them soon). There will be a cocktail reception afterwards. (A/D/O, 7pm FREE)
  • All the proceeds from this comedy show will go towards educational brochures for progressive candidates in the 2017 city primaries. (Gotham Comedy Club, 8pm, $15)

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THURSDAY

  • The Human Impact Institute is having an impact hour to teach activists how to prioritize their time, wellbeing, and health for the long-term. Breakfast will be provided. (Brooklyn Art Library, 8:30am, FREE)
  • Protesters are packing the court in support of a transit worker who was unfairly arrested for not immediately stopping what he was doing to open the door for an NYPD officer. (100 Centre St., 9am)
  • The New Sanctuary Coalition is having a silent march in support of immigrants, workers, and their communities. (26 Federal Plaza, 11am)
  • Learn how to turn New York state blue again at this happy hour with INBK and Get Organized BK. (Nostrand Avenue Pub, 5:30pm, FREE)
  • Speakers from ADAPT will discuss what NYC art spaces can do to accommodate people with disabilities.  (Commend, 6pm, FREE)
  • The Democratic Socialists of America’s Brooklyn electoral working group is having their monthly meeting. (YWCA Brooklyn, 7pm)

FRIDAY

  • This concert benefits Freedom 2 Live, a local organization doing support work for queer and trans people of color who are incarcerated. (Starr Bar, 11pm, $5 – $20 suggested donation)
  • Half the proceeds from this mass hexing of Trump will benefit Planned Parenthood. (Catland, 7pm, suggested $10 donation)

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SATURDAY

  • The New Kings Democrats are canvassing (and having a BBQ afterwards) for Antonio Reynoso. (Community Garden @ 321 Jefferson St., 1pm)
  • Music Against Mass Incarceration is having a daylong benefit show featuring 10 musicians and benefitting JustLeadershipUSA, an organization “dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. (Secret Project Robot, 2pm, $15)

SUNDAY

  • The Human Impact Institute is taking care of trees, cleaning up the park, and having a picnic (BYO food) with a live concert. All ages are welcome, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. (East River State Park, 5pm)

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