Activism 101: Showing Up

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One feature of future 3DC operations will be the posting of events for those interested in activism to attend. This will include, whenever possible, facilitating networking and coordination for people who live in the same area to attend events together, and to eventually operate together within these events as representatives of 3DC.

 

While we are a ways off from being able to provide this feature, it is important that anyone interested in activism currently, or potentially interested in getting active in the future, start attending these types of events as soon as possible.

 

This Saturday, June 30th, there will be nationwide protests over the separation and detainment of undocumented immigrant children away from their parents on the U.S. southern border. Undoubtedly, many of us will attend these events, either as active participants on one side of the issue or another, or as simple observers, or maybe even as neutral peacekeepers or service providers.

 

Whatever your motivation, attending an event this weekend, especially if you’ve never done such a thing before, will provide incredible first-hand insight into this one aspect of how we express ourselves and attempt to affect change. We’ve all seen videos of protests from throughout the 2016 election cycle, and probably even before that. Whatever conclusions you may have drawn from watching such videos, they will be enhanced and possibly even changed with the first-hand experience you will gain this weekend and in the future.

 

The people that show up and participate in these events are passionate about what they believe in and what they want to see happen as a result. As Centrists looking to make collaborative, positive change, it is important that we at least understand, and eventually participate in, these types of forums.

 

The easiest way to get started is to simply show up. This website maintains a current list of scheduled events across the country. Please consider attending an event near you in whatever capacity and level of activity you are comfortable with. Encourage friends and family to join you, and please e-mail info@3DCNetwork.org if you have any questions or need more information on attending such an event, or would like help getting in touch with others in your area to attend as a team.

 

We hope to see you out there!

 

 

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