*** DAILY DO’S – MONDAY, 6 PM *** Katie Anthony
Good evening, my friends and fellow Indivisible warriors!
We (the Do’s Team) want to be totally transparent about why we make the choices we do about the Do’s – we’ve gotten some feedback that sometimes the evening Do’s are light on action. That’s not an accident. The Do’s serve a number of purposes, but they can generally be divided into two categories: Things we do for ourselves, and things we do for others.
The Things We Do For Others usually appear in the morning Do’s: phone calls, letter to write, actions to take, noise to make – activism.
The Things We Do For Ourselves usually appear in the evening Do’s: education, reflection, connection, preparation – care.
We need both to be a healthy group – if we only take care of ourselves, we’re pointless; if we only take care of others, we burn out.
Tonight, our Do’s cover an #IndivisibleU reading that will refocus your activism, the launching of a new recurring Do on Monday nights called #OneLittleThing (…that can have a big impact!), and a chance for us to connect with each other over reflections about one big relationship.
1. #IndivisibleU – READ THIS – it’s on the longer side, but it’s light and it’s IMMEDIATELY clear that this is a voice we should all be tuned into. It’s Eric Liu’s “sermon” from Civic Saturday last weekend, entitled: “Where is America?” His theory: America is in the laws. America is in the acts. America is in the heart.
2. #OneLittleThing: Go vegetarian for one or two days this week. According to the Environmental Working Group, “…red meat such as beef and lamb is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as common vegetables and grains.” Take a look at your weekly menu and figure out a couple of days a week where you and your family can go meatless! If you need ideas, PM me. ☺
3. #Race101: It’s time to return to our #Race101 Awareness Toolkit – why? Because we’ve only just begun; the fight is coming to our door; the people who have been banned from our country are almost all brown, not white, and remaining silent on the role of race in these decisions is just another way of supporting racism; and we will all be damned if we’re going to lock people of color out in the cold. ANSWER ME THIS. Who was the first person outside of your race that you had a real relationship with? How old were you, was race a factor – either an obstacle or an asset – in your relationship, and what impact did that person have on your life? Comment below!
(Do you have an idea for a Daily Do? Email us! IndivisibleDailyDo@Gmail.com)
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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