*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - THURSDAY, 6 PM EDITION *** Katie Anthony
EVENTS Tonight's Do's are all about scheduling some fun and impactful events for the near future!
1. THIS WEEKEND:
What's your regular weekend thing - going to the movies? Brunch with a friend? Hitting the gym?
I challenge you to add a little bit of social activism to your regular weekend plans. How can you do your regular thing... but make it impactful?
If you're going to the movies, go see one of the movies in theaters right now that celebrates black history and supports thinkers and artists of color! I Am Not Your Negro, Hidden Figures, Moonlight, and Get Out are all still in wide release. (I saw Get Out this week and it was FLIPPING AWESOME! Funny, smart, creepy but I had no problem sleeping that night... SO GOOD.)
Brunch with a friend? Break out of your regular routine and visit an independent, locally-owned joint. Bonus points if the cuisine is native to the person who owns the spot, and EXTRA bonus points if the person who owns the spot is an immigrant or member of a marginalized community. Put your money where your mouth is! LITERALLY! If you know of a great restaurant comment in this thread!
Hitting the gym? Download an episode of Code Switch or Another Round and spend some of your sweat time listening to Gene, Heben, and Tracy.
Looking for a place to wander, soak up culture, and stay out of the weather? Gather up a friend and head over to the NW African American Museum to see the Dance Theater of Harlem exhibit before is closes March 16!
Any other suggestions? Comment below!
2. NEXT WEEK:
March 8 is the Day Without A Woman... what are your plans? What do you think this group should be doing to stand in solidarity with all women on this day? Comment with your ideas!
3. THIS MONTH: Black History, Women's History...keep it going
Alright, it's March, which means we're done with Black History, and we're moving on to Women's History, right? Right, guys?
WRONG! Yep. Trick question. Sorry.
Yes, March is the month designated for women's history, and while it's important that we take advantage of the increased visibility, I am wondering how all of us would feel if on April 1 we just stopped talking about incredible women. That would be lame and shitty. So we're not going to stop talking about incredible people of color just because the sun went down on February 28. This month we are going to continue to celebrate outstanding women, outstanding women of color, inspirational thinkers, kickass heroes, and rule-breaking persisters who have showed us the way.
Tonight your homework is to comment on this post if you're willing to learn about a kickass woman and write a short piece about her to share with your fellow IndiWarriors in the evening Do's throughout March. Just comment with an "In it to win it" or "Hells yes" or "Nevertheless she persisted," or whatever battle cry stirs your blood and makes you feel one with the mighty women who have cut down the walls in front of us!
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
Liz Bander - writer
Angela Teater- Writer