This week in anti-Trump activism: Jeff Sessions’ war on weed

Some crazy, bad stuff is happening: Jeff Sessions is fighting a new (racist) war on weed; ICE is increasing its presence in sanctuary cities; and Trump is probably going to approve sanctions against Russia (which, btw, don’t really put pressure on Putin but do increase anti-American sentiment and make life harder for everyday people. It’s not great, folks! The good news: there are ways to push back, even if they feel incremental. And that’s great!




  • People across the country are marching in support of Medicare for all and meaningful healthcare reform. In NYC, people are gathering in Union Square for a rally. (Union Square, 5pm)
  • Transportation Alternatives is hosting a meeting on neighborhood transportation issues (which there are no shortage of). Food will be provided and Spanish translation will be available. (El Puente, 6:30pm, FREE)
  • The NYC Artist Coalition is meeting to discuss the cabaret law and the Create NYC Cultural Plan, and to discuss the Urgent Repairs Fund. (Shoestring Press, 7pm, FREE)
  • Raise money for the Haven Coalition with WHARRiors’ girls night out in support of reproductive independence. There will be trivia, prizes, drinks, and more. (American Cheez, 7pm, $25)
  • The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is meeting to discuss policing, displacement, and their plan for the Brooklyn-Wide Day of Action against racism, gentrification and police brutality. (Solidarity Center NYC, 7pm, FREE)
  • Starr Bar is hosting a magic and storytelling show to benefit the Zapatistas. (Starr Bar, 8pm, $15)
  • Write letters to your representatives while listening to activists and comedians discuss activism at Fight the Feed‘s latest event. (Legion Bar, 8pm, $10)


  • Protesters are breaking bread in the community space on the fifth floor of Trump Tower. (Trump Tower New York, 12pm, FREE)
  • GetOrganizedBK is hosting a day-long civic festival, with performances, speakers from activist organizations, a propaganda party by Interference Archive, and more. (Prospect Park Bandshell, 4:30pm, FREE)
  • Protesters are standing in solidarity with trans and gender nonconforming people, especially those who have been harassed and targeted by the government, at the Trans Liberation Rally. (Barclays Center, 6pm)
  • The Central Brooklyn branch of the Democratic Socialists of America is having their monthly meeting. (St. Francis De Sales School for the Deaf, 7pm)




  • Pro-Choice America, the Working Families Party, and others are hosting an info session on protecting birth control and access to reproductive healthcare in NYC. (LGBT Center, 5:45pm, FREE)
  • Learn to stop harassment when you see it at this bystander intervention training center led by Hollaback and Civic Hall. (Civic Hall, 6pm, FREE)
  • Humanities of New York is hosting a panel discussion with women from journalism, history, and community organizing backgrounds. (Federal Hall, 6:30pm, FREE)
  • The Brooklyn Young Democrats are having a women’s caucus mixer and town hall, featuring a Q&A panel with several local officials. (BK9, 7pm, FREE)
  • The New Kings Democrats and other progressive organizations are having a meeting to discuss how to increase the public’s participation in local politics. (Hebrew Educational Society, 7:30pm, FREE)




  • The South Brooklyn chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is having its monthly meeting. Childcare will be provided to those who ask in advance. (St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, 7pm, FREE)
  • The DCA’s racial justice working group is having a general meeting where they’ll discuss intersections between education and racial justice. (80 Pine St., 7pm, FREE)
  • NY Indivisible invited Senator Jesse Hamilton to a town hall to answer questions about the IDC. He probably won’t come, but this is a great opportunity to learn about the allegedly non-partisan group. (St. Francis De Sales Theater, 7pm, FREE)
  • Judith Enck, the former regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is leading a discussion on how to save the agency. (New York Society for Ethical Culture, 7pm, FREE)
  • This informal reading and discussion at the Lesbian Herstory Archives will focus on American Indian lesbians. Attendees are encouraged to donate any relevant materials, including photos and audio cassettes. (Lesbian Herstory Archives, 7pm, FREE)




  • Reminisce, share, and record the history of Brownsville with authors Paul Chandler and Cathie Wright-Lewis. (Brownsville Heritage House, 9am, FREE)
  • Artists and protesters from marginalized communities are dressing in all white and silently marching for social justice. (Bryant Park, 5pm)





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