Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pictures from This Weekend's CAIR Protests in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh

I'm trying to assemble some links with resources for things we can do to fight this cowardly, cruel bully. I hope to post that soon.

BTW, I like this street art by a Japanese graffiti artist.

So, Boston had a rally today organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We were there, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Mayor Marty Walsh, and about 20,000 other people. Not a bad turnout for a gathering that was announced yesterday, in reaction to something that happened the day before. Pics by me, unless otherwise stated.

"I need my dad here with me!"

"I love my Muslim boyfriend"

Trump – we are the wall and you will pay"

"White people are f - ing immigrants"

"Proud son of Libyan immigrants"

"We make America great" (with the word"refugee" and arrows pointing down)
"Immigrant, third-generation"

"Every! One! Is! Welcome!"

"Facts over fear"

"Dear world. This is not who we are!"

"Et, tu Tom? Real patriots fight hate (will u?)"
(This and the next three pics were taken by Helena!)

"Green card holder who can still travel b/c Trump is racist"

"To enter, check 1: US citizen; Christian; Trump Hotel in country; future 4th wife"

"But her emails"

A view of Copley Square from where Kevin and I were standing.

In the meantime, Marie sent me this picture from Washington Square in New York…

And Dorothy went to a rally in Pittsburgh.
"Bring me your white, already secure, from countries that benefit Trump financially?"

"Immigrants + refugees, yinz are all welcome in the city of bridges."
("Yinz" is a Pittsburghism.)

"Walls are for jagoffs" (another Pittsburghism)

"Pittsburgh loves all our neighbors" (Pittsburgh was the home of Mr. Rogers)

"Won't you be my neighbor?"

So, that was this weekend. Next weekend, I'll be in northern California, having dinner with wonderful librarians and teen readers at the California School Library Association's 2017 Conference in Sonoma Wine Country. I think I might talk about the importance of truth. And if there's a protest while I'm there, I'll go to it.

Signing off with one more view of Copley Square in Boston today, taken by Kevin. Click it to embiggen. Next time there's an anti-hate, anti-fascist, anti-ignorance, anti-[so many things] rally near you, if you possibly can, do go to it, and make your voice heard!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Many March Photos from Many Places :o)

I'll start with Boston, because that's where I live. I'll end with Atlanta, because that's where I marched. In between: Asheville, NC; Baltimore, MD; Geneva, Switzerland; Jacksonville, FL; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Paris, France; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Rochester, NY; San Diego, CA; St. Paul, MN; and Washington DC. At the end of any string of pictures, I thank the person who took or sent the last few pictures. Thank you SO MUCH to dozens of friends who sent me their favorite shots.



Kevin held down the Boston fort...

"Liberty and justice for all." (Thanks Dan!)

"Woman. Scientist. I will not be trumped."

"Patriarchy is for dicks."

"Resist." (Thanks, Brynne!)

Honey badgers for social justice. (Thanks, Dave!)

Heidi sent this picture from the train... train after train after train was so crowded that people couldn't fit on.
"Our rights aren't up for grabs."

"I cannot believe I still have to protest this shit!"

"Thou shalt not fuck with women's reproductive rights. Fallopians 1:21"

So many people. (Thanks Helena!)
"I am not an object"


"Women of science, run for office" (Thanks Jamie!)

Union men and union women. In between: "Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Trumpty had a great fall."

"I know signs, I make the best signs they're terrific."

"I'm with her."

"Too many issues at stake to list on a damn poster but we watch closely. We cry. We hope. We fight."


"First they came the for Muslims... and we said NOT THIS TIME MOTHER%&$#?@"
"Not usually a sign guy, but geeze"
(JD, thank you for the wonderful last six!)

"Impeach hate!"

"My daughter's dignity is not up for grabs!"

Thanks Jeff and Mayeti!

"Be kind."

One of my sisters pointed out that he's dressed like Paddington Bear -- who was also a refugee. (Thanks, Jess!)

Make way for THESE ducklings.

"It's okay to be diffrent!"

"This teacher is not afraid of bears"

"We will not live in fear"

"Don't give misogyny a chance, don't give homophobia a chance,
don't give white supremacy a chance, don't give bigotry a chance"
(Thanks Marah!)

"Native women lead"

"Spoiler alert: She wins" (Thanks, Sarah!)

And this rounds out Boston. Just, SO MANY PEOPLE. (Thanks, Tui!)



Thanks, Gwen and Jen!



"Chin up, fangs out" (Thanks, Marie!)



"Sans oui, c'est non!"

Thanks, Andrew and Anindita!



"I march:
Because we need an updated Human Rights Ordinance
Because my family members have pre-existing conditions and Disability Rights are human rights
Because bullying hurts
Because Black Lives Matter has the power to educate and unite
Because we live at sea level and climate change is real!"

"Girls just wanna have fun-damental human rights"

"Women's rights are human rights" (Thanks, Catherine!)



"Women's march on NYC, Jan. 21, 2017"

"Fight like a girl"

"Spread the love not the hate!"

"A woman's place is in your face"

"Silence is complicity"

"Cultivate resistance" (Thanks Deb!)



"'A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the greatest historical contributions of humankind.' Grace Lee Boggs"

"Justice is what love looks like in public"

"Unfit, not legit, resist!"

"I am u, u are me"
"Sacred Water Vida Life"
(Thanks, Betsy!)



Thanks, Aaron!



"PGH  4 bridges not walls"

"♥ each other"
"All oppression is connected"

"Not my president"
"Not me either"
(Thanks, Dorothy!)



Thanks, Anne!



"Love trumps hate"

"Racial justice is fairness"
"Be fair"
"Gender justice = racial justice = economic justice"
(Thanks, Josh and Kristin!)



"You know things are messed up when librarians are marching"

Thanks, Sarah!



"Who runs the world? GIRLS!"
(Thanks, Amanda!)

"I'm 2 months old and more mature than Donald Trump. Sad!"

"I am woman, hear me roar."
"Property of no one"
(Thanks, Laura!)



"We shall overcomb." (Thanks Olivia and Ed!)

"Seven sisters kick glass!" (Thanks, Kate!)


"Love will always win"
"We are millions stronger then 1 vile man"

"This is way more people than yesterday"

Thanks, Marie!




A lot of book people were in Atlanta that day, because of ALA Midwinter. My darling editor, Kathy Dawson, had an injured back, but she showed solidarity while working in her hotel room :o)

(The remaining pictures in this post were taken by me.)

"Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights"

"Take your tiny hands off of my lady parts!"
(These are my fellow marchers, Carolina and Debbie!)

"Atlanta witches for equal rights"

"Proud citizens of John Lewis' 5th district"

"We are the resistance"

"Fear me Betsy"

"Sikhs for human rights"

"Don't grab my peaches!" (This is Georgia, after all)

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"'Oh you who believe: stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin.' The Women, verse 135, The Holy Quran"

Women owned businesses have 13% higher revenues than men. Trump has zero women in his inner cabinet"

"I count. My mother counts. My grandmothers count. And I have legions of sisters!"

"Protect the planet"

"Super callous fragile racist extra braggadocious"

"God has children everywhere"

"Girl right's"

"Be loud, proud & be history. Celebrating Harriet Tubman. Auburn, New York"

"Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods"

"Don't tread on me"

"Pussy grabs back. Love trumps hate"

"Grow a pair"

"Does this ass make my sign look big??"

Debbie, Carolina, and I closing it out. I"m sure there will be more marches and pictures to come.