PeaceWorks Rochester

Resisting State Repression in the Trump Era

Description: Monday, Dec 4 7 pm
Flying Squirrel Community SApce
285 Clarissa St.

The first Monday of every month the Flying Squirrel hosts an event "Monday Mayhem" which seeks to examine the role that our community space can play in creating positive social change. This month we will be examining what new trends in political repression mean for us and how we can resist their influences.

Beginning his first day in office, Trump and his appointees have attempted to squash resistance to their regime by demanding prosecutors and DAs seek the most extreme possible charges against protestors. This month, we will dive deep into the intricacies of the state's strategies against popular resistance and begin to examine what the best movement response to this repression would be. Helping us in this investigation will be Heidi Reynolds Stenson, a sociologist who has studied the effects of state repression on social movements, Erik, a protester arrested on J20 who is facing 60 years in prison in the wake of this repression.

We will focus on the case of the 200 arrestees from Trump's inauguration and impact their case could have on organizing for social justice in general.

Also, we will be collecting donations for Dead City Legal Posse and local J20 defendants and all donations will be matched by an anonymous donor. So if you want to make your cash count in this fight, bring it!


We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. (Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail" 1963
Location: Flying Squirrel Community SApce 285 Clarissa St.
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 7:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Friday, December 1, 2017 6:38pm GMT