Five months since our first meeting, we continue to be inspired by the way so many Rhode Islanders have come together in Resist Hate RI. This community’s early successes have been recognized by Robert Reich, MSNBC, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and others. And there’s a lot more work to do.
RHRI has developed on the fly, without organizational infrastructure in mind. But the group is now five months old, and it may be time to bring some decision-making organization to the community. We have been reflecting on the March 25 anti-MAGA actions and the controversy before and afterwards — in particular, how there was no real channel (beyond a Facebook post) to request the endorsement or support of RHRI, and how a clearer leadership structure might have allowed Resist Hate to more effectively support all the actions organized for that day.
With this in mind, and with the aim of increasing transparency and accountability, we want to encourage the formation of a steering committee for RHRI — a group of Resist Hate community members that can serve as an official decision-making board. Would you like to have a say in the group’s operation and direction? Please apply to join the steering committee: https://goo.gl/forms/2yvZQVrvknw2aVZK2
This online application form will be open until midnight
April 12 April 19.
We look forward to hearing from lots of participants about where RHRI is, and should be, going. We hope to announce members of the newly-formed committee before the end of April.
Thank you so much for your commitment. This is what hope and resistance looks like. Let’s keep working.
Georgia Hollister Isman