Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope-Voices from the Women's March
On January 21, 2017, over 5 million people in 673 cities around the globe gathered in solidarity for the Women's March, carrying signs that shone with unwavering hope and determination and demanded the protection of women's rights, opposed the newly inaugurated U.S. president, and championed equality and justice for all. Why We March presents 300 of the most powerful, uplifting, clever, and creative signs from these marches. "Nasty Women Unite." "Make America Think Again." "Build Bridges, Not Walls." "Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights." "Love Trumps Hate." "A Woman's Place Is in the Resistance." These images--featuring messages about reproductive rights and cabinet picks, immigration and police violence, climate change and feminism--together paint a striking portrait of resistance, despair, humour, and most of all, hope. This book will serve as a rallying cry for this burgeoning movement, and a valuable and timely encapsulation of an unprecedented moment in political history.
-The 500 photos predominantly feature protest signs--from the powerful (written on the stripes of an American flag: 'Love is love. Black lives matter. Climate change is real. Immigrants make America great. Women's rights are human rights.') to the funny ('Trump eats pizza with a fork!') to the simple ('UGH'). Interspersed with the photos are quotes from speeches given at the marches by powerful women. These include politicians such as Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, activists such as Janet Mock, Gloria Steinem, and Angela Davis, and celebrities such as Ashley Judd and Janelle Monae.- --Bust