Protest sustenance

Seven encouraging minutes by Dr. Glenda Russell that are worthwhile and, believe it or not, funny.

Highlights:
“Don’t cultivate anger, direct it.”

“I cannot help but feel some measure of anger. I must deal with that anger.
I don’t want to wrestle it to the ground. I want to harness it.” Charles M. Blow

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” MLK, Jr.

Don’t give your power to those who would do you harm. Focus on your allies.

Sleep enough, eat well, and limit your exposure to depressive media.

Because so many groups are being attacked simultaneously, “the potential for mass mobilization and coalition building is greater than it’s ever been in my lifetime.”

Frederick Douglass: ‘The end of the Republic begins when the heroism of the struggle for equality yields to the cowardice of resentment.’

Jill Lepore: “What could possibly be more important, more meaningful, or more fun, than making this election the basis for renewing the struggle for justice, equity, and peace.”

11 thoughts on “Protest sustenance

  1. christicarterphotography

    Good post, Dee.
    Am feeling bone-weary tired about it all myself, but pushing onward feels vital. That’s why we should all keep talking, if nothing else …….
    And pet our 4-legged companions for solace ;>)

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Me, too about the tired. Finding ways to pause is good. Encouraging each other is good. And yes, my pup is the best.

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  2. Michelle in NYC

    Been taking care of myself, posting and reading only what seems really necessary + lots of uplifting stuff too. THIS IS THE BEST Dee and at just the right time. You may have already posted at Face book but I’m going to start Saturday by posting the video direct from you tube and thank you thank you.

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