For over a year I watched the vitriol.
For the past two months I felt the hate.
In the last week I lost much hope.
Today I was told to wait for change.
But instead of waiting, I will fight.
I will fight for justice and negate the hatred.
I am American.
I’m here to stay.
A big thank you to Hamlet Au of New World Notes for encouraging this Avatars Against Trump movement and to Linden Lab for their supportive statement.
UPDATE – 02/04/17: This movement has also been reported on by Motherboard, Vice’s science and tech blog: Second Life Users Are Protesting With Their Avatars
UPDATE – 02/08/17: This movement has also been reported on by Glixel, Rolling Stone’s gaming site: Meet the Avatars Against Trump in Second Life
Others participating in this movement:
Cajsa Lilliehook – thank you for creating the group and for all your compassion <3
Whiskey Monday – thank you for so eloquently writing what I am feeling.
Daeberethwen Arbenlow – thank you for providing printable signs
More coming soon in the Avatars Against Trump flickr group – please add your pictures if you’d like to participate. You can also link to your posts in the comments of this post.
There are two movements going on right now in the virtual world that you can join:
Avatars Against Trump
Body Language Challenge
Please check these very informative websites and take action:
5calls.org – I use this daily, really well organized.
reactletter.com – Weekly email reminder on how/where to take action.
Action Calendar – National and Coordinated Actions to stop the Trump Agenda
Places to donate:
ACLU – The American Civil Liberties Union
More places you can donate: The Love Trumps Hate Challenge
NextProtest.com – NYC only – expanding soon
How to find protests online
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