Practice Self Care
- This work is not easy.
- Make sure you are gentle with yourself.
- Surround yourself with only supportive people, cutting out detractors in your life.
- There’s no shame in getting counseling (see hotlines).
You Are Not Alone!
- Connect with Others experiencing the same type of rage/anger/sadness/confusion.
- There is no reason to do extra work or re-invent the wheel if there are others willing to help.
Choose Your Organization Wisely
- Your time is invaluable.
- Choose an organization that practices what it preaches.
- Does the organization only talk about diversity, or does it have a diverse staff and board?
- Does it only talk about democracy, or are there democratically elected positions?
Don’t Contribute to the Problem
- Learn about your own unconscious biases, so you can be a better ally.
- Resources on Social Justice: Racism and White Privilege
Plan Fun Activities
- Although anti-sexist work is sobering, and my instinct is to focus all my energy on the important events, it is just as important to plan outings with fellow officers and members to bond with them.
- Most people find this work draining, which is why we do not have more advocates.
- One of the most successful events I planned during my Hunter College years was an open mic night, and the large turnout helped us publicize our feminist causes.
Publicize, Publicize, Publicize
- About the problem of misogyny, especially with an uncooperative administration.
- Befriend local and national media.
- Send them info about upcoming events and ask them to send reporters.
- If they cannot send reporters for whatever reason, send them pictures of your group and events and write a caption.
- Write articles and op-eds for local publications if they cannot/do not cover your group.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Sexual Assault Hotline
1in6: Resources for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Online Support Line at 1in6.org/men/get-help
National and International Organizations
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Are you as angry about the Presidential election as us? It's yet another reason we believe in democracy. We should be able to elect our leaders -- whether it's for the Oval Office or the organizations we volunteer with. National Organization for Women (NOW) is the ONLY membership-led, completely democratic, national, multi-issue feminist organization in the U.S. As the grassroots arm of the women's rights movement, NOW members decide on everything from who the officers are to the issues the organization will focus on. There are hundreds of great organizations working on gender equality in the U.S., but no other organization is completely democratic, which allows underrepresented groups--like women of color, immigrant women, and young women--to run for and win leadership positions. If you support democracy, join us! NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
Young Feminists & Allies:
National Organization for Women's (NOW) Inaugural Virtual Chapter
Our purpose is to help bring young women, men, trans and gender nonconforming folks into activism and give a greater voice to youth, who feel underrepresented at times. We also want to work with our allies to foster intergenerational and intersectional exchanges. We want feminists of ALL AGES to join us.
The Women’s March
World Hijab Day: February 1
World Hijab Day is an annual event that takes place on the 1st of February. 140 countries participate in this event.
has a dedicated staff of National Campus Organizers to assist colleges to effect change at the grassroots, national and global levels.
Ending Violence Against Women/Gender-Based Violence
For Anti-Rape Organizers
Change Rape Culture
- Work in coalition with other organizations to create policies YOU want.
- What if violence prevention education were mandatory? Instead of learning about rape and other trauma after it happens, what if we taught about consent and healthy behaviors to all kids in school?
Hold Better Consent Trainings
Bringing in the Bystander program emphasizes that everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women on campus. Instead of the traditional model of telling the potential victims what not to do so they don’t get raped, or telling boys to be good, it uses a community of responsibility model to teach bystanders how to intervene safely and effectively in cases of violence before, during and after incidents with strangers, acquaintances, or friends. Research shows this form of education to the most effective against gender-based violence.
Work in coalition with similar organizations to work on events/programs.
V-Day is a global, grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls*.
Stop Street Harassment
Bringing in the Bystander Training and Curriculum
Establishing a Community of Responsibility: Bystander Intervention and Sexual Violence
Office on Violence against Women
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.
Men Can Stop Rape
Resources within NYC
Some provide free training, materials and guidance.
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
NPCC provides Information and Resources, as well as Guidance Services, to Nonprofit Organizations throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Call Elected Officials
Contact Federal Elected Officials
- President Donald Trump - Contact the President of the United States by filling out the online contact form or by calling the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
- Members of the U.S. Congress
Contact State Elected Officials
- State Governors - Learn how to get in touch with your state governor.
- State Legislators - Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.
Contact Local Elected Officials
- U.S. Mayors - Locate mayors by name, city, or population size.
- County Executives - Search on a map or by your ZIP code to find the head of the executive branch of government in your county. (The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.)
- Other Local Government Officials - Get contact information for your city, county, and town officials in your state.
Shame advertisers on Breitbart and other hate/false news sites.
Sleeping Giants campaign to https://twitter.com/slpng_giants
App to boycott retailers with ties to Trump
Petitions to sign
Asking big broadcasters to hold Trump accountable
Below is info about the three program areas.
PEN America Language Watch: a year-long project to document and resist inversions and perversions of language. We need writers to contribute short, documented reflections that call out distortions of words, truth and meaning and editors to assist in assembling the contributions. This work can be done remotely and will require a minimum commitment of approximately 5 hours per week, any time of day or week. Online writing, journalism and/or editing experience is required. Social media savvy and profile a plus.
Writers Resist: a large-scale outdoor protest in New York City for mid-January during which writers will make a public stand for free expression. To pull off this major event, we need volunteer graphic artists to help create iconic visual elements for the initiatives; outreach help to mobilize the literary community, and logistical support to help plan and execute the event. We are looking for people who can devote a minimum of 4 hours per week for the next 6 weeks or so, excluding holiday time. There will be opportunities for work inside or outside the office, including evenings and weekends. Organizing and social media experience are a plus.
Communications and Outreach: To help us spread the word online and off about free expression threats and what can be done to forestall them, we need digital media volunteers (those with large social media followings especially appreciated!) to help us spread the word online and off; photographers and videographers to capture events and writers speaking out; and web project managers to bring our content on line. Assignments will vary and can include time inside or outside of the office.
America Heard Collaborative Web series
Action Group Network
to mobilize individuals and communities to become activists and to loosely connect these groups across America. Please sign up your group: http://actiongroups.net.
Strategies for Stopping Trump
- Southern Poverty Law Center has a Hate Crimes tracker and a form to report a Hate Crime at https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate.
- A few states have set up hotlines. Please encourage your state to follow suit. Call your governor and/or attorney-general’s office. You can also call your local reps.
- The FBI toll-free hotline is 800-225-5324. They take your info (name, DOB, address), account of the incident, and then determine if they will investigate.