***DAILY DO’S – FRIDAY 7AM EDITION***
Welcome to Friday. A lot has happened this week: the president proved he can read off a teleprompter (there goes Samantha Bee's theory); Sessions proved Coretta Scott King was right 30 years ago; and Seattle showed the world that the secret to surviving traffic jams is a well-placed taco truck.
While we still need to keep are eyes on the administration’s relationship with Russia (did you call your members of Congress yesterday?), there’s a lot of other stuff going on that we don’t want to miss out on.
1. Show your support for people of color. Put on your walking shoes, grab your rain gear and head to Seattle Central College tomorrow at 6pm for the Black Lives Matter March. For info on the march: http://bit.ly/2m2tpdH. Are you a white ally? The people over at the Women’s March put together this helpful list of “Tips for white folks showing up to a Black Lives Matter demonstration” http://bit.ly/2m2nR2H.
2. Are you concerned about what's coming out of the FCC? If so, you're not alone. However, there is yet another federal agency to keep on top of and probably not *as* terrifying as other agencies, but... here's a quick and easy way to keep up with what's going on. The FCC has a Daily Digest that can be emailed to you daily, so that you can submit comments about rule changes. To subscribe, follow the instructions here: http://fcc.us/2h9pfwc
3. Have you been reading about the rise in incidences of hate and harassment in public spaces? I know some of my colleagues and friends have been threatened and harassed in recent months because of how they look and dress.
Do you wonder how you would respond? Or have you had an experience where you're not sure what you could have done?
Hollaback! is offering sliding scale ($5-50) bystander intervention trainings - one-hour hands-on webinars for individuals or groups who are seeking concrete skills to safely and effectively intervene when they witness harassment.
Upcoming webinars are: March 9th, 13th, 21st, and 28th at 10am PST and evening hours. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2gCt0Pe
Can’t attend, check out the Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Guides: http://bit.ly/2g60qpo
The way that you stop "the bystander effect" is by being the person who acts.
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Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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