100 Days Action is an urgent response to the results of the 2016 US presidential election of Donald J. Trump. It is an attempt to accomplish something very different than what can be found in Trump’s 100 Day plan: a calendar of actions that oppose the attack on immigrants, minority groups, the environment, and our freedom of speech.
When is the 100 Days Action?
The first of our 100 Days was Inauguration Day: Friday, January 20, 2017. The last day is Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Who is organizing 100 Days Action?
We are one of the many collectives of concerned citizens who began meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area after the 2016 US Presidential election.
Why 100 Days? Why now?
Where does the 100 Days take place?
We have events in many spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area: galleries, bookstores, cafes, and libraries. Some events will happen in public sites, while others are actions that can be done anywhere.
How do I submit a proposal to 100 Days?
Use the submission form on our website.
How will 100 Days select proposals?
Every submission that supports our mission statement will be considered for publication. In addition, our curatorial team will choose one action per day to be a featured action but all approved actions will be listed on the calendar.
Can 100 Days help me make my Action? I need (space, volunteers, a camera person, etc).
We have a network of volunteers and some partnering organizations available for some proposals. Let us know what your needs are in the description. If we can help we will.
What are some examples of a 100 Day Action?
How do communities of people resist? History is rich with examples. Citizens in Juarez, a Mexican city afflicted with drug-related violence, simply stood in witness whenever something reprehensible happened. In Argentina, mothers protesting the disappearance of their children under the dictatorship of 1976-83, took to the streets donning a grandmotherly white kerchief. Small symbols en mass are often enough. We want you be creative with your idea of an action. From school murals to art projects to readings to community gatherings, we would love for you to take part in this effort of sustained resistance. If you’re looking for further inspiration, we at 100 Days have been recently inspired by the following art pieces:
- Khaled Jarrar’s Palestine Passport Stamp
- Levee’s NY Subway Post-it Notes
- Plastic Jesus’s Miniature Wall
- Rebecca Solnit’s #dailydemocracydefense
- Yoko Ono’s Instruction Pieces (One reads, “Scream. 1. Against the wind. 2. Against the wall. 3. Against the sky”)
- Ana Teresa Fernandez’s erasure border work
I’m doing a 100 Day Action. Now what?
I want to help. Can I volunteer?
Yes! We’re looking for partners in the Bay Area and beyond. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org