Who We Are

A country is only as strong as the people who make it up and the country turns into what the people want it to become. Now, this country is going to be transformed. It will not be transformed by an act of God, but by all of us, by you and me.
— James Baldwin

We are a group of progressive graduate students at Harvard who came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect our shared values.

People from all 50 states are part of Resistance School. Will you join us?

About Us

On November 8, we lost more than just the presidency. We lost yet more ground in the decades-long campaign against progressive values. Republicans now control the Senate, House, and more state legislatures than they have in generations. Those losses have emboldened the right to launch an all-out attack against our nation’s creed – that all are created equal.

Like so many Americans, the election moved us – a group of progressive graduate students at Harvard – to ask ourselves: How can we most effectively fight Trump’s agenda?

What we came up with: Resistance School.

Resistance School is a free practical training program that will sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels. Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action.

We believe that both long-time activists and new additions to the movement need to forge effective offensive strategies to secure progressive victories. Throughout April, we invite you to join with neighbors, friends, or classmates to participate in livestreamed interactive workshops with renowned political campaigners, communicators, and organizers. Each of the skills they’ll showcase is critical to amplifying our collective impact.

Together we’ll learn how to:

Our team includes community and labor organizers; advocates for human rights, campaign finance reform, and veterans’ affairs; former staffers for Obama, Sanders and Clinton presidential election campaigns; and journalists. Of note, Resistance School is an independently organized project developed by students at Harvard University.  It is not an official course or offering of Harvard University or any of its schools.  Interested? Sign up here and we will follow up with more information.   


The Resistance School Team


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