Now that the shock of this unprecedented election has subsided, many of us are left with feelings of uncertainty and doubt. And while some of us would like nothing more than to curl into a ball and hope that the world continues to go on around us, others are gearing up for a fight.
Now we must decide what is truly worth fighting for. When those freedoms we hold most dear are threatened, how do we come together to protect those directly impacted by their loss, and to preserve those freedoms, not just for ourselves & our loved ones, but for ALL OF US?
Many of us no longer feel safe, now that the floodgates of racism & bigotry have been thrown wide. Civil rights, women’s rights, trans rights, marriage equality, immigration. Income inequality, health care, education, global warming. These are what’s at stake.
Let this be our rallying cry. Let us show them our hopes and our fears for the future of this country. Let us show them why we fight.
Featuring Works By
‘Love Trumps Hate Prayer Flags’ a collaborative project by SHU-JU WANG
Plus Live Music by THE FROGS
Join us and these dedicated local artists for an evening of solidarity & community, here at Ford Gallery!
January 20th from 6-10 PM
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that women come together and make our voices heard. When women join in solidarity and support one another, we create change. So please, come join us on Inauguration evening, the night before the Women’s March on Portland, as several of Portland’s finest women writers light up this dark, dark day and take a stand against Trump and the misogyny and oppression he represents. Of course, all forms of gender and genitalia are warmly welcome!”