1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument
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
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. Fifty percent of all print 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.
"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).
“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.