Sunday Resistance

It was a beautiful day in the PacNW! The lovely rain we had last week cleared more of the smoke out of the air. It was the perfect day for a protest. It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too cold. Actually, it was a better day for a hike (not in the Gorge, because it’s still burning…maybe at the coast), but instead, I was in downtown Portland protesting the Patriot Prayer group.

Why:
This group supports white supremacist ideology and rhetoric and not on my watch will they have presence in my hometown. There were dozens of them–there were thousands of counter-protestors.

I march
Because lighting candles and praying isn’t enough.

I chant
To drown out hateful words.

I keep doing it
Because I love my country and want to make it into the kind of place I want it to be. I keep doing it because there are people I love who have suffered racism and prejudice all of their lives, but have seen it intensified since Trump and his ideologues came on the scene.

And I’ll keep doing it.


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