INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance
Part of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy’s ON RACE series
On Election Day, November 7, 2017, “INDIVISIBLE and the Resistance” addressed local activism and organizing as a powerful and effective strategy. Sponsored by the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, the on-campus event featured Billy Fleming, co-author of the “Indivisible Guide,” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Ananya Roy, professor of urban planning, social welfare and geography, and the director of the Institute. In addition to Fleming, panelists included Melany De La Cruz-Viesca of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center; Laure Murat of French and Francophone Studies; and Abel Valenzuela of Urban Planning and Chicana/o Studies. Valenzuela is also special advisor to the Chancellor on immigration policy at UCLA.
“Urban Planning is about remaking the relationship between power, knowledge and space, and perhaps so is the INDIVISIBLE team,” said Roy, setting the tone for Fleming’s remarks about effective tactics to engage members of congress — town halls, public events, office visits and phone calls. “It’s been a year,” Roy said. “But the fight to make change is stronger than ever before. We will be seen. We will be heard.”
INDIVISIBLE seeks to cultivate a progressive grassroots network of local groups organized across the United States to build political power, to resist the destructive political agendas of the Trump administration, to challenge structures of white supremacy, and to advocate and realize bold policies for social justice.
View a clickable album of photos from the event below.