The Resistance Fair went fantastic and it was great to see some of you there. If you were unable to attend we have compiled a playlist of all the talks given.
We were grateful to have so many great speakers give their time to talk about a diverse collection of topics.
Are you looking for ways you can help but just don’t have the time? You can now help by contributing online!
Greater Lafayette Indivisible is completely volunteer run. Your donation will help pay for organizing costs — things like meeting room rental, posters, art supplies, clipboards, transportation, and events like the Resistance Fair.
In the very wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Let’s remember to love.
Official Statement on Vandalism at Unitarian Universalist Church
West Lafayette, IN:
On January 20, the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette generously sponsored the first Greater Lafayette Resistance Fair. Over the course of an afternoon, we heard from speakers on topics including: LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights, civil rights, and voter rights. We discussed ways to get involved to build a more just, equal, and participatory society. These are goals and values that we proudly share with so many in this great community.
This morning, the Unitarian Universalist Church was vandalized with white supremacist language including direct threats of violence. We extend our sympathy and solidarity to those exposed to this abject bigotry and we recognize that the structural issues underpinning bigotry run much deeper than individuals who attempt to intimidate our churches, nonprofit organizations, and community under cover of night. We will continue to work to ensure our country lives up to its ideals, including equality for all.
We are pleased that Mayor Dennis has condemned this behavior and that the proper authorities are investigating.
Greater Lafayette Indivisible is hosting a Resistance Fair with the theme “Get Involved. Be Informed. Find Your Place.” The fair, which marks the end of the first year of the Trump presidency, will feature speakers discussing the damaging effects of the administration on a wide range of issues, including healthcare, immigrant rights, and foreign policy. The fair will include food, drinks, and activities as well as an opportunity for the public to learn about local organizations. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to support the local Food Finders Food Bank.
Greater Lafayette Indivisible is a local 501c(4) non-partisan organization committed to civic engagement as a way to promote participatory democracy. Our goals include holding our elected officials accountable to constituents rather than to their national political party or outside interests, increasing voter participation, and promoting justice, equality and inclusion. GLI is one of almost 6000 local groups in the national Indivisible movement fighting for health coverage, registering American voters, and demystifying congressional advocacy.