My beloveds . . .

My beloveds…..I say this with love and gentleness. I am in mourning (as are you)…but I say it calmly and gently (even while the blood in my body is running ice cold).
We must organize. We must organize.
We must begin (and continue) to organize right now. Each of us need to plug in somewhere, with others and organize. Because this is no joke. Talk of Steve Bannon (alt right, white supremacist) as Chief of Staff. We must build structures of resistance to this, starting right now.
1. My friends who know how to work through the political process (I don’t), please, please NOW start working towards the midterm elections. This is critical for our ability to stave some of the destruction that is underway already, and to be able to try to implement some restraint in the government. Please start this work and let us who don’t know how to do these things know how we can amplify your voices.
2. Local: please find a local activist group to figure out how to begin to TOGETHER create visible signs of conspiracy and resistance. And, to create visible structures where folks can find some kind of safety. The horrors unfolding nationally will take place and play out at the local level, so we must each plug in locally.
We must ask clearly how we will protect people in our neighborhoods and give evidence of sanctuary.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE THE ANSWERS OR KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE IN ORDER TO PLUG IN. You just need to show up.
And, you need people. Because the horror you are feeling you should not be experiencing physically alone. Please reach out and find the folks around you who are ready and wanting to organize (or who have already begun).
I love you.
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3 Responses to “My beloveds . . .”
  1. Margaret Weiner says:

    Have you seen these, dear Jennifer? (see below) They’ve been announced as available at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines tomorrow morning. I love the message and format, but your sensitivities are more keen and reliable than mine are, so if you see something here that doesn’t work positively, please let me/us know. Our church hosts members of two Sudanese immigrant communities, one Christian, one Muslim; providing meeting space, English language lessons, support in study for citizenship/naturalization tests, fellowship, growing friendships and more. We are learning a lot together. With love from a reader (and “lender/recommender”) of your books and your blogs, and with gratitude for your actions both in your family and in our wider community, Margaret Weiner

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    On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 1:22 PM, formations. // living at the intersections of self, social, spirit. wrote:

    > Jennifer Harvey posted: ” My beloveds…..I say this with love and > gentleness. I am in mourning (as are you)…but I say it calmly and gently > (even while the blood in my body is running ice cold). We must organize. > We must organize. We must begin (and co” >

  2. Margaret Weiner says:

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