At the conclusion of a mass rally near Trump Tower, a
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The results of the presidential election have left many citizens feeling some pretty complicated and intense emotions — confusion, anger, apprehension, and even sadness and fear for what’s in store for them throughout president-elect Donald Trump’s four years in office.

Kayla Santosuosso, who is the deputy director of the New York Arab American Association, was inspired into action after she got a message about a woman on the subway who was harassed.

The power of social media and the desire to channel frustration into direct change is what makes these efforts so successful, and why so many folks are stepping up as allies.

But Santosuosso isn’t stopping there — she’s urging more people to get involved in their own communities as well. Despite all of the hardship that is on the horizon for us under a Trump presidency, it’s inspiring to see the push for change starting with our own neighbors.