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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: su­sanc@reap­food­group.org.

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.

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