Silent No More: How Martin Luther King Jr Day Is Influencing a new March on Washington
" Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Dr Martin Luther King is remembered for many of his accomplishments, but perhaps he is best remembered for the oratory brilliance that was his "I have a Dream" speech in the 1963 March on Washington.
The March is credited with helping pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and through the continuation of non-violent actions and "getting into good trouble" - as Rep. John Lewis from Georgia has called his years in civil rights activism - led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Dr King's insistence on nonviolence has helped pave the way for a new generation of social and political activists who also hope to change both public opinion and policy.
One such political protest is The Women's March on Washington who plan to march, "in solidarity... 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." The march, which took a cue from the 1963 March on Washington and the Million Man March in 1995, will commence on Saturday, January 21, 2017 just one day after President-Elect Trump is sworn into office.
On January 13 Represent launched an Instant Buy campaign to coincide with the January 21, 2017 March. The shirt titled, "I'm with her", is an tribute to the women of diverse backgrounds who will march alongside one another at this historic event.
While the Instant Buy campaign was only available for 24 hours, we have relaunched the campaign for those looking to "get into good trouble" long after the March has ended.
Want to share your opinion on Martin Luther King Jr Day or the Women's March? Use the hashtag #RepresentWomensMarch
Buy the relaunch shirt for the Women's March and be part of history.