[The Public News] February 2017
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Happy new year to all our readers! 2017 has kept us busier than ever, especially as we set up our new studio and sow the seeds for some very exciting upcoming programming! At the same time, we’ve also been witnessing and feeling the impact of the many heartbreaking events unfolding locally and across the world.
It is with love and rage that The Public denounces the recent displays of white supremacy and disrespect for our planet by the Trump administration, and affirms the political resistance mobilized in the face of attempts at dehumanizing those of us who are: Muslim, Black, Indigenous, people of color, poor, migrants, queer, trans, and women. During these difficult times, we continue to work in solidarity with these movements and communities organizing against racism, misogyny, and authoritarianism.
We bear witness to the harm experienced by our communities as well as the possibilities that unfold within each of us and with each act of resistance. We embrace strategies of self-love, compassion, and vulnerability as much as tactics of direct action and civil disobedience. We remain grounded in a visionary framework of collective liberation that can hold the complexities and tensions of striving for a better world while having to navigate systemic oppression.