Since September 2015, The Rathbun Agency has selected a different non profit each month as part of Quotes for a Cause. We partner with local organizations that are giving back right in our own community. At the end of each month, we present that month’s organization with a check for $1,000.
In August, we partnered with The Resistance and were able to present them with $1,000. The Resistance is a bookstore and nonprofit, gift shop and inclusive learning space focused on celebrating the history, present, and future of historically underrepresented communities. They center on our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color); Chicano/a and Latinx communities; LBGTQIA+ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual,+), Immigrants, asylum seekers and Refugees, persons with disabilities and neuro-divergent individuals, persons with justice system experience, womxn and femmes, survivors/victims of sexual, domestic and emotional violence, older adult populations, persons living with HIV, persons experiencing houselessness, and persons living in poverty.
At the store there is a resource library; used books, audiobooks, and new books; a rotating art gallery; computers to check out; unlimited possibilities for community connection and learning; space to meet while sipping complimentary tea or coffee; and products from community artisans to inspire today's revolutions and recuperation. The Resistance is community steered and founded by Queer and BIPOC folx with experience in social movements, politics and advocacy. This is the world as they know it should be. Connecting the visionaries who have been doing the good work with those looking for ways to do good, to heal, and to change.
The focus of their work is amplifying the good work of fellow justice-centered organizations; offering space for those organizations to meet and serve the community; providing the most current books, programming and a supportive space enriched by and for our communities to be used to build stronger individuals, communities and movements; and ensuring representation for our underrepresented communities in the everyday - from books to magazines to workshops to toys to greeting cards.