Saturdays and Sundays have taken on a whole new meaning in the weeks since Inauguration Day. It's the weekend, sure, but more importantly, it's two whole days to fight the Trump administration. For those of us privileged enough to have the weekends off, it's a time to make calls, to volunteer, and of course, to protest. (As Friends of the Pod already know, "protest is the new brunch.") If you need a bit of inspiration for your protest signs this weekend, use one of these Harry Potter quotes to give voice to your criticism.
Harry Potter taught an entire generation of young readers the power of civil disobedience and organized resistance. (Two words: Dumbledore's Army.) Harry, Ron, Neville, Luna, Sirius, Lupin, Tonks, Dumbledore, Ginny, Fred and George, McGonagall, and Hermione (especially Hermione) knew that they had the power to defeat Voldemort if they worked together — but they also knew it wouldn't be easy. So, don't let your activism begin and end at the protest. If you're able to do so, there are hundreds of ways to fight the Trump administration every single day of the week. But this weekend, use Harry Potter as inspiration to take down He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named at your local protest.