“Wow. Crazy,” one woman said when she walked into the Montlake Community Center the other day.
The room was packed. Middle-aged people, younger folks squeezed onto couches, a couple of mothers with babes in arms, all making time on a Saturday afternoon to watch a live stream of a Miami-based, nationwide “Resistance Training” put on by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Someone called for quiet, and Eve Warmflash stepped to the front of the room to introduce herself. She had rented the room for $45 an hour out of her own pocket, set up her laptop, a projector and a screen so complete strangers could gather, connect and learn the legal art of revolt.
“You gotta do something,” said Jude Rosenberg, 66. “You can’t just sit around and say, ‘Somebody ought to do something.’ It’s time to step up.”