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We’re supported by activists from all over the DC area. Get involved with community-led resistance to Trump and monstrous agenda. The DMV community spokes council is a space dedicated to a broad organized resistance movement in Washington, DC. We’re here to coordinate groups and develop stronger relationships.

Working groups

What is a Working Group?

Working groups are affinity groups that are open membership. Below are a list of working groups that support the work of Resist This as well as others.

DC Area Working groups

Join a DC area working group and support local organizing!

Street or action medics are volunteers with varying degrees of medical training who attend protests and demonstrations to provide medical care, including first aid. Unlike emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who work for state-sponsored institutions, street medics operate as civilians. They provided care based on informed consent and in a safe space.

Ensuring folks have their basic needs covered, including food, is an important part of building sustainable movement. Not having to worry about your meals during a mobilization or a meeting makes the whole process much more successful and accessible. If you’re interested in working to provide meals and snacks at meetings, convergences and actions, please complete […]

Finding space is an essential task too building community. The space working group allows our community to come together and build the type of resistance. Space is simple existing. We saw each other on the streets on #J20, but the inauguration has come and gone, and we’re still thinking about the beautiful people and faces […]

The digital working group creates a flood of content on facebook and twitter as well as supports organizing through web design and development.

Art is the visual landscape that compels movements forward. Art tells the stories of our resistance, hope, and urgency. Join the art working group today and help support the movement of movements. Tell the story of resistance and winning.

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DC organizations and clusters

What is a Cluster?

A cluster is a grouping of affinity groups that come together to work on a certain task or part of a larger action. Thus, a cluster might be responsible for blockading an area, organizing one day of a multi-day action, or putting together and performing a mass street theater performance.

Clusters could be organized around where affinity groups are from (example: Texas cluster), an issue or identity (examples: student cluster or anti-sweatshop cluster), or action interest (examples: street theater or lockdown).

DC Area Clusters

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Black Lives Matter DC is a collective of organizers, activists, and artists in DC who work to combat anti-blackness and racialized oppression in all of its manifestations as experienced by Black and African diasporic people.

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Organizing to oppose the appointment of Peter Newsham as DC Police Chief and National Police Week (May 15 – 21, 2017)

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Combating Islamophobia, working for dignity, respect and human rights for Muslims everywhere

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Planning celebrations and/or actions for May Day, also called International Workers Day (May 1)

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Protecting rights of immigrants and defending immigrants, refugees and other targeted communities from heightened attacks, criminalization, travel bans and deportation

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Building an alternative pride that rejects corporatization and celebrates all queer lives/LGBT rights

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Working to ensure timely and good quality health services for all

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Clusters dedicated to opposing fascism (often shortened to “antifa”)

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The struggle to end the occupation and apartheid in Palestine

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The fight to ensure every person has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive health, and whether/when to reproduce

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Working to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Moving assets for an ethical reason/social justice – i.e. pressuring a bank to stop funding a pipeline project

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People’s Climate March and associated direct actions.

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Increasing access to the vote, fighting unjust laws and policies that suppress voters

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Raising awareness of heightened surveillance and keeping ourselves safe and secure

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WHO CAN COME TO THE SPOKES COUNCIL:

  • Anyone, it’s a space to form affinity groups around different issues
  • Already active affinity groups
  • Already active clusters
  • Already active organization

FORMING YOUR OWN AFFINITY GROUP

An affinity group is a small group of people, that usually are long term friends, that usually come together to for the purpose of direct action. The steps to forming an affinity group are simple but it’s essentially you and your friends getting organized.