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Resistbot provides opportunities to “resist” the agendas of Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress. Go to resistbot.io or text RESIST to 50409 to send a message to your congressional leaders in under two minutes. About the tool, Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “Love this! New service turns texts into faxes sent to your senators about issues important to you and your country.” Connect: resistbot.io.
This month is “October Unprocessed,” when we’re encouraged to cut processed foods for the betterment of our health, the environment and our budgets. In the challenge, “unprocessed food” is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients. Put another way: If you pick up something with a label and find an ingredient you’d never use in your kitchen and possibly couldn’t, it’s processed. Food activist Andrew Wilder started October Unprocessed in 2009. The challenge is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Connect: eatingrules.com.
The Madisonbased Tenant Resource Center is hosting a series of seminars on housing laws. The programs are useful for people who deal with questions about rental housing from the consumer or provider perspective — caseworkers and advocates, property owners and managers, tenants and law enforcement officers. The Milwaukee seminar takes place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Independence First, 540 S. First St., Milwaukee. Seminars also take place in Appleton, Stevens Point, Janesville and Madison. Connect: tenantresourcecenter.org
National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11. It’s the 29th anniversary of NCOD, which celebrates coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as an ally. Connect: hrc.org/ resources/national-coming-out-day.
Plymouth Church UCC, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee, hosts a revival — Inspiration, Education and Action for Racial Equality — Oct. 21–22. An announcement said, “The revival will provide people with an opportunity for deeper learning about racial equality while also helping to make new connections for justice work.” Program topics include “Public art and the struggle for racial equality,” “Overcoming white supremacy” and “DACA: Making the Dream Real.” The opening workshop is at 9:30 a.m. Connect: plymouth-church.org.
Food Group connects producers, consumers, businesses and organizations to “grow a healthful, just and sustainable local food system in southern Wisconsin.” REAP’s Harvest Gala, a benefit dinner celebrating local foods and chefs, takes place Nov. 12 at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Connect: email@example.com.
Help make IndivisiSchool a reality. The Indivisible grassroots network wants to bring together “indivisibles” throughout the country to train and improve communication and collaboration in the Trump resistance movement. Organizers are collecting donations, which will be matched by a grant. Connect: indivisibleguide.com.