Students from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government just took a page out of Harry Potter’s book – literally – by banding together to fight back against Trump.
In the vein of “Dumbledore’s Army,” a group of students that Harry Potter assembles in secret to fight the villainous Ministry of Magic, Harvard’s “Resistance School” is a free four-week practical training program created with the aim of fighting Trump’s agenda and, more importantly, sharing the knowledge of how to do so with others.
In the “About Us” section on their website, the group states:
“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 almost 200 years. Those losses have emboldened the right to launch an all-out attack against our nation’s creed – that all are created equal.”
The Resistance Army is not going about this alone; per the group’s website, collaborators include former staffers from the Obama, Bernie, and Hillary presidential election campaigns; community organizers; advocates for human rights, campaign finance reform, and veterans’ affairs; and journalists for publications in the US and abroad.
Yasmin Radjy, one of the group’s co-founders, said, “The energy in the country right now is amazing. There are so many people who want to do things around how to be politically active.”
With the nation’s sharpest minds now banding together to defeat Trump’s backwards agenda, a progressive revolution is imminent.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.