On Wednesday, a four-week student-led course, dubbed “Resistance School,” will begin at Harvard University to help students learn how to participate in activism that fights back against the “Trump agenda.”
The course, which will be publicly available to people around the world via internet live streams as well locally on the Ivy League school’s Cambridge campus, was put together by students at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Public Policy. The course’s website prominently displays the quote, “when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty,” a quote which is often falsely attributed to Thomas Jefferson.
“Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action,” the course’s website states.
The program’s website lists sessions with titles like “How to Communicate our Values in Political Advocacy” and “How to Structure and Build Capacity for Action.” So far, organizers say they have about 3,000 groups “representing over 10,000 people” registered for their first class.
“Resistance School started with a couple of students chatting with a couple of professors, having a sense of outrage and despair and beginning to feel overwhelmed and exhausted with the question of ‘What are we going to do after the election?'” explained Shanoor Seervai, a student at Harvard’s Kennedy School and one of the Resistance School’s organizers.
The Resistance School’s organizers are encouraging groups rather than individuals to sign up. They claim that groups as large at 700 people have signed up for the course.
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