“Activism isn’t just holding up a sign and jumping up and down.”
– Adrian Shanker, Equality Pennsylvania
It’s said to take courage to create the kind of lasting change through nonviolent resistance that Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., are now famous for. Their lives stand as examples of the power of fighting injustice with the goal of building love, not hate.
Resistance, however, comes in many different forms and can be embodied through people on multiple sides of a conflict. The nonviolent way to resist is to push back peacefully with the goal of justice and equality for everyone.
Some nonviolent resisters act as activists, while others work together through organizations to supply aid.
Written by: Jenay Smith