We are living during an intense time. As our phones buzz with updates and the internet hemorrhages information fraught with conflicting facts, we are all grappling to both understand and process the sudden political changes. At RCRC, we are clutching our sense of empowerment and looking at ways in which we can support ourselves, our community, and ultimately that which we believe in most fervently.
More easily said than done? Yes. Nonetheless, we are willing to try, and ready to fight. We’ve recognized that many people are looking for ways to get involved, as well as outlets for support. Let us support one another and get involved together.
On January 21st, RCRC community members gathered to attend the Seattle Womxn’s March; the feeling was powerful, our message undeniably strong. We want to continue to empower one another to advocate for what we believe in, and we have a feeling that this is much better done together! In the spirit of activism in numbers, we will be hosting a monthly event for RCRC community members and friends to gather, grieve, vent, scream, support, and most importantly, take action.
Our next event will take place on February 8 (check it out here). We will be writing to our senators to let them know what we are passionate about right NOW. The point is for each of us come up with our own message, based on what we feel is important to us individually. Whether it’s ending gender-based violence, reproductive rights and women’s health, LGBTQIA rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, religious freedom, disability rights, environmental justice or anything else. We see this as an opportunity to assist one another in speaking up, while indulging in the support and love of one another. During this event, our hope is that we can all put our heads together to come up with an idea for our next RCRC community activism event.
Additionally, as a means to stay informed and engaged, we will also be launching a community calendar. This will serve as a platform for individuals to post local events, meetings, workshops, protests, etc. More details are coming soon!
In the meantime, as you find yourself sifting through the news and feeling overwhelmed, we want to remind you that together, we are strong. Whatever reaction you might be having, it is valid. Whatever emotions are coming up for you, those are also valid. But we don’t have to experience this alone — we can reach out to one another, lean on one another, lift each other up, and work together to ignite positive change.
RCRC is here for you!