Protest and Persist: why giving up hope is not an option

By Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian, March 13,2017

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Posted by: Justine

Summary: The article discusses the impact of social movements and calls attention to the fact that victories are rarely immediate, but enduring activism can and does produce change over time.

Relevance: The policies of the current administration and current negative political environment make many activists feel overwhelmed. This article is a reminder that hope and persistence are necessary, and that the impact of our actions made not be immediately apparent.

Action: Keep persisting, working, celebrating victories when they come, and taking care of yourself. Don’t give up hope.


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