2 Hours A Week

EDUCATE & ACT is a series of events aimed at empowering all of us to be better informed citizens and activists, with stronger voices and greater stamina.

Co-hosted by Hunter Artist Action Group (HAAG) of Hunter MFA and 2 Hours a Week.

This program is made possible by the generosity of our peers and colleagues, who are donating their time, knowledge, and skills to help us together build a strong and aware community of support and resistance.

March 09,

Tax Resistance 101 : How to Use Our Money to Protest War, Violence & the Trump Agenda


Tax Resistance 101 — for all who want to protest war, violence, and the Trump agenda with their money. Covering the background and how-tos of refusing to pay some or all of federal income taxes including: which taxes go to war and violence; brief historic overview of war tax resistance; reasons to resist; how to resist; risks and consequences; redirection of taxes; dealing with IRS collection efforts; and joys of resistance. Presenters will also tell personal stories of their tax resistance. Q & A will follow the presentation.

Presenters will include Ruth Benn, who began war tax resistance in 1980. She is a former staff member of War Resisters League and currently is a freelance worker and part-time Coordinator of National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. There will be other New York City war tax resisters joining the program for stories and discussion.

Hunter College
205 Hudson St
2nd floor room 203

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