W E L C O M E T O T H E R E S I S T A N C E S E R I E S
1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument
This is the beginning of ongoing series which will feature individuals - both current and past - who have shaped our cultural landscape through their steadfast resistance of oppression, in its many forms. Twenty-five percent of all print sales & ten percent of all original sales will go directly to American Civil Liberties Union to help support their continuous pursuit of justice.
From my corner of the world (a small painting studio in Central Oregon), thank you for helping me take a stand.
C H I E F . J O S E P H
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."
As leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain band of Nez Perce, Chief Joseph (b. 1840) is known for valiantly resisting the removal of his people from their sacred land in Wallowa Valley (now northeastern Oregon).
E L E A N O R . R O O S E V E L T
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (b.1884) was the longest-serving, notoriously outspoken First Lady of the United States who dedicated her life to political, racial and social justice. As chair of the UN’s Human Rights Commission, she helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was eventually dubbed “First Lady of the World” for her humanitarian achievements.
S I T T I N G . B U L L
"If we must die, we die defending our rights."
Sitting Bull (b. 1831) was a Lakota holy man from the Dakota Territory who led his people during years of resistance to United States government policies, including the legendary Battle at Little Bighorn.
A M A N D A . S T U E R M E R
Amanda Stuermer is the founder of World Muse, an organization that inspires women to create positive social change from within. Her tireless dedication to empowering women & girls is an incredible embodiment of the World Muse mission: to connect women to their own sense of purpose as well as to each other, and to provide the tools and support they need to create positive change in their lives, in their communities, and in our world.
C A R M E N . P E R E Z
L I N D A . S A R S O U R
Renowned civil rights activists Carmen Perez & Linda Sarsour are two of the National Co-Chairs of the Women’s March on Washington where over 1 million gathered in Washington, D.C and over 5 million marched worldwide in support of the mission “to stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”