what we can/could do as academics/activists:
  • ask that your university, department, program, etc. issue a strong statement against racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-immigration, etc. Of course, this is how we already feel, but it needs to be stated publicly and immediately as reassurance to our students and others in the university community in response to the election of Trump
  • ask that various academic membership orgs, like ASA, issue a statement
  • organize at our schools, depts, and faculty senates, etc to look for ways to defend students, scholars, and faculty from lists or deportation, and from physical attacks
  • generate a list of Trump-supporting corporations and circulate for boycotting
  • create international solidarity networks (maybe connect with our sister universities/programs?)
  • work together on localized actions and tools (how communities can organize at the local level; how to look out for your neighbors; what to demand from your local town council or city hall, ex. Indigenous sovereignty, enforcement of treaties with Indigenous nations, water rights, prison system reform, greater rights and protections for the incarcerated, sanctuary status for migrants, etc.)
  • offer workshops or info on how communities can defend against racist, sexist, homophobic, and Islamophobic attacks (shared via pdfs and/or YouTube video) as well as sexual harassment/assault
  • historicize and spatialize these issues in our classes
  • donate time and money to support the many causes that are threatened by a Trump administration
  • discuss state surveillance and how scholars may ensure academic freedom is protected, how scholars may encrypt communications about organizing
  • support and discuss demilitarization efforts
  • protest against the privatization of prisons
  • support and plan a general strike or walk-out on inauguration day, Friday, January 20
  • March in solidarity with the Million women march (and others!) on Saturday, January 21st