Students at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard have launched a free four-week course in anti-Trump progressive activism and dubbed it the “Resistance School.”
The Resistance School, according to its official website, is a “free four session (sic) practical training program to sharpen the tools we need to fight for our values at the federal, state and local levels. Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action.”
“We are a group of progressive graduate students at Harvard who came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect our shared values,” the statement continued.
“Our team includes former staffers from the Obama, Bernie, and Hillary presidential election campaigns; community organizers; advocates for human rights, campaign finance reform, and veterans’ affairs; and journalists for publications in the US and abroad.”
Harvard student Shanoor Seervani, one of the school’s cofounders, told CNN, “Resistance School started with a couple of students chatting with a couple of professors, having a sense of outrage and despair and beginning to feel overwhelmed and exhausted with the question of ‘What are we going to do after the election?’”
The site also points out that the Resistance School is an independently organized project developed by Harvard students and is not an official course for credit.
A sampling of their readings include: “Black and Palestinian Queer Struggles,” “A Vision for Black Lives,” “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color,” and more.
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