Background

In 2016, DT was elected president. His 100 Day Plan announced major policy reforms to immigration including building a wall in the border with Mexico, deporting more than two million immigrants, and defunding sanctuary cities. It also vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, among many other measures that would negatively affect the lives of millions. The Plan ultimately sought to divide and estrange people while increasing the violence against the most oppressed. 

My role(s)

designer (print and web), problem solver, maker, strategist, researcher, listener, marketer, networker, curator, translator, project manager, instigator, installer, protestor, speaker, and photographer.

Challenge

How might we create a counternarrative

to Trump’s 100 Day Plan that celebrates

diversity and unity?

Results

100 Days Action, a collective for creative resistance and community building was formed. We built a calendar of daily-crowdsourced resistance gestures that could be carried out either at home or in the world. At the end of the 100 days, we featured over 152 actions, published 14 poems and three chapbooks, participated in three residencies, and curated three exhibitions. 

Although there have been changes in the approaches and scope after the 100 days, the collective has remained active to date. It still weaves community around the values of unity, diversity, love, solidarity, and peace through the arts. 

Process

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© 2020 by Laura Cerón Melo.