tdeWe recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux . . .
No human being is illegal.
The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.
—Angela Davis: Women’s March on Washington Speech 01-21-17
Such an incredible and beautiful and inspiring day! CSUSM colleague Sharon Elise spoke at the Rally at the San Marcos Civic Center. The walk to Palomar College was much, much slower than expected, because the crowds were so very much, much larger than anticipated! Thousands and thousands!!
The above poster, WE THE PEOPLE, was created by artist Shepard Fairey as part of a series of 3 posters, and all were distributed widely.
Here is a very thoughtful critique of another one of the posters he created:
PLEASE KEEP YOUR AMERICAN FLAGS OFF MY HIJAB
And another view: Munira Ahmed: the woman who became the face of the Trump resistance