Tag Archives: activism

honor.

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no finer way to honor this hero

“the vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.”

-john lewis

 

 

image credit: michigan theatre, ann arbor, michigan, usa

get in the way.

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The Bloodiest Sunday 

Bloody Sunday was a cruel incident that occurred on March 7, 1965  in Selma, Alabama. Six hundred orderly protesters were ready to march to Selma on a Sunday to support the Voting Rights Movement. They were led by John Lewis, SNCC, and SCLC activists. All six hundred of them crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, but were blocked by Alabama State Troopers. The police commanded them to turn around, but the protesters refused. The police say ‘they had no choice’ other than to start shooting teargas into the crowd, and beating the non-violent protesters. Sadly, they hospitalized over sixty people. To this day, Lewis still has a visible scar on his forehead from Bloody Sunday. This week, I watched as you made one final trip over that bridge, in your casket, with Alabama State Troopers saluting you, and people holding you in their hearts for all you did for them. You will always be remembered as a brave and compassionate leader who truly led by example.

RIP, John Lewis, thank you for always getting in the way, and showing us how it’s done.

 

“you must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.”

-john lewis

peaceful.

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 am – peaceful walk in the woods

 pm -peaceful protest on the streets

 

day 1, 99 to go.

“there may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. “

-elie wiesel

get on the bus.

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what an adventure it would be to travel on the ‘make america kind again’ bus

 

“human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people.

a nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

all around us.

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 when walking downtown

never forget 

ann arbor, mi, usa

 

“art is chaos and harmony infused together.

it is the expression of your emotions.

a form of both activism and rebellion.

it is, as they say, all around us.”

― hamma tahir

march forward in march.

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proud to march today

with neighbors near and far

and with daughter and grandies

carrying the spirit and our legacy.

 

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“only those with tenacity can march forward in march”
― ernest agyemang yeboah

 

 

 

 

credit: click on detroit, wdiv-tv, meredith bruckner

 

magnificent.

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here’s to the ones who

march, walk, talk, stand up, and take action

on behalf of what they believe in

today and every day

even when it’s inconvenient .

“a cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent.

it’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.”

-a. bennett

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images

solidarity.

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 spent tonight at a rally

on the diag at the university of michigan

with mayor chris taylor addressing our city

as we stand in solidarity with charlottesville

and for all those who continue to stand against

 racism, hate, violence, and inequality 

organized in 10 hours

through grass roots movements

 and a lot of heart and passion

a police officer, a mayor, a photographer, a bagpiper, a retiree

and hundreds of others

all different

yet all here for the same reason

kindness.

“it is the kindness …that finally decides our fate.”
— barack obama