What Is Resistance?

(April 19, 2017; Marisa Clogher, The Maroon): “What I initially conceived of resistance was something that was formulated, concretely constructed, a capital T thing that you did, performed physically and in the streets. Resistance was physical action, a way to use a body to intercept violent oppression at the hands of, in our case, state-sponsored institutions. This is one form of resistance. The people who put their bodies on the front lines are constantly risking their own physical well-being in order to keep themselves and other marginalized people safe. Those who fight with their bodies are taking risks some of us won’t or can’t. However, this physical resistance is not required of everyone…. We must resist on all fronts. Resistance is not just important; it is necessary. We resist because we must.

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