As of Friday, we’ll be ushering a new administration into the White House, leaving some of us concerned about what the future may hold. Instead of sitting around yelling at cable news or just running your mouth, get out an do something productive.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave., RESPOND: A Day of Free Classes will be held, addressing actions you can take to empower yourself and learn how to work for a more just community.
The day is full of all kinds of classes: You can learn about white privilege; how to speak out and be heard about climate change legislation; take in Activist Training 101 and learn to connect and understand others with nonviolent communication.
The classes will break from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the “Standing on the Side of Love” march, which will meet at the train station at noon and walk up to Buckley Park.
You don’t need to register; but space is limited, so plan to get there early. Oh, and don’t be that person who forgets a pen and notebook.
And while the classes are free, you will have a chance to donate to local organizations if you want.
For more information, visit www.respond2017.weebly.com.