Somehow, one year has passed since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. In the past 12 months, Americans have come together to call their representatives, to donate their money, to volunteer their time, to run for office, and of course, to protest. Although taking up a sign and making your voice heard is just one small part of the fight for social equality, it's an important one: Nothing will ever get changed if people remain silent. As you prepare to hit the streets this Jan. 20, take a look at these quotes from books for your Women's March sign. All of them speak to the power of protest, the power of action, and the power of speaking out.
As Rebecca Solnit wrote in The Mother of All Questions, "Silence is what allows people to suffer without recourse." It is imperative that in times of inequality, of distress, of death, of deportation, that those with the privilege to do so make their voices heard and amplify the voices of those around them. Protest is one way to do so, but there are countless things you can do to contribute to the resistance. But as you prepare for this weekend's protests, take a look at these quotes and take your inspiration from these incredible authors: