100 Days Action began as counternarrative to the Trump administration’s one hundred day plan. We published a calendar of creative protest gestures that could be carried out either at home or in the world. Anyone could submit an action, and every day we featured one action on our social media. In the end we published over 150 projects. Below are a few favorites.
Projects from the First 100 Days
100 Days Action invites you to witness or participate in Sloughing, a durational performance, social intervention, and collective action by Raegan Truax. For 28 consecutive days, nasty women will menstruate onto plywood boards in order to counter the Trump Administration’s plans to shame and silence us. The body itself will not compromise. We slough for ALL Women, Menstruating Gentlemen, Non-binary Bleeders, and Menopausal Madams & Gents who deserve quality healthcare. As we claim space for everyday acts of resistance, Sloughing provokes us to consider how we sustain, endure, and support one another over time.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Minoosh Zomorodinia
Identifying as a Muslim in public has become a political action. What happens when two Muslims, one queer and a cis woman pray side by side in the streets of San Francisco? How might people understand us? With what lens does American society, now tainted with its new presidency, view us? This performance will take place in collaboration with Iranian artist Minoosh Zomorodinia in the Castro district of San Francisco as a public pop up performance.
100 Days Action is thrilled to host the Field Office Station of The Bureau of Linguistical Reality at Southern Exposure Gallery. Sit down for one-on-one conversations about the feelings and experiences we are having in this shifting landscape and to coin new terms for these nuanced feelings.
The Bureau of Linguistical Reality is a public participatory artwork by Alicia Escott and Heidi Quante focused on creating new language as an innovative way to better understand our rapidly changing world due to manmade climate change and other Anthropocenic events.
Share a photo of the first immigrant who brought your family name to the United States. Show the new administration that we all have an immigrant story.
NO SCRUBS is a boisterous, fun dance brigade participating in the Women’s Marches (both Oakland and San Francisco) on Jan 21. Organized around pop music, NO SCRUBS intends to inject playfulness into a serious occasion by dancing their way through the streets playing fun, feisty dance tunes by women of color and brandishing quirky protest signs quoted from these songs. Their goal is a focused, energetic burst of sunshine, with the color yellow employed as a motif for Golden State optimism, energy and power. NO SCRUBS is a core group of women of color and their friends and allies. (All are welcome to dance alongside this group, but be prepared to add to the energy, and be mindful of the vibe.)