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 brings the ideas, energy and passion from that event back to life. It can inspire and educate anyone reading though it. This is a book to pass around, to leave on your coffee table, or in the waiting room of a doctor or dentist office. There are many who participated in the march who have not seen some of these images. And it is a great way to share the energy of that event with others, even those who may disagree with many ideas expressed here.
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.
All royalties from the sales of this book will be donated to Planned Parenthood.