Adding to the list of creative ways that Bay Area folk have found to sort out their political emotions express their resistance to the Trump regime, Alley Cat Books on 24th Street will be hosting an Anti-Trump Aerobics Class later this month with the idea behind it being to "tackle the anxiety of state change through embodied protest."
Live 105 picked up the news about the class, which means it's sure to fill up, and it's happening at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th.
The bookstore has made no secret of their animosity toward the Trump administration on social media, and they've invited in artists Margaret McCarthy and Liat Berdugo, who have created an aerobics routine "comprised of Trump’s most common gestures" and ways in which one might try to "block" them, as Live 105 learns. Also, "Long, red neck-ties will be provided upon arrival." *
Additionally, as you can see on the bookstore's calendar, the bookstore has been hosting "Resistance Readings," the second of which will be happening the day before the aerobics class, on Saturday, April 29, at 4 p.m. That day also happens to be Independent Bookstore Day.
Below, some photos from an exhibit of protest signs they recently had up in the store.
* This post has been corrected to show that the bookstore is not the creator of the performative aerobics class.