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Sister Marjorie Arcana was honored to be joining We Are The People-STL in the March for the People protest today! We marched for reproductive rights, we marched against Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia and shouted to raise awareness. As we marched we chanted phrases like “No Justice No Peace!”
We took to the streets and blocked some traffic to make that point. After all, rights aren’t won from a place of comfort, the peace has to be disturbed in order for the people in charge to know that the people have all the power. As soon as we join together in spirit, voice and community we become a powerful force for good against all that would divide and strip us of our rights.
Sister Marjorie spoke to the crowd and helped carry the banner and she felt the presence, bravery and power of the folks she marched with. We were all brave, we were all defiant and joyous in the togetherness we felt. The overturning of Roe. V. Wade was monumental and a reminder that hard fought rights are always under pressure and attack.
We need to keep vigilant and keep doing the work to keep those rights in place. We need to keep doing the work to gain more rights that protect our communities. The work includes Marching and Protesting but as Sister Marjorie said in her speech today, we also must have conversations with our families and friends. Our coworkers when the issues arise.
When injustices happen or when someone is being racist, homophobic, transphobic or just plain bigoted we must be able to call it out and then help educate. Educating folks takes a large emotional toll and we do need breaks from it from time to time, but it is apart of the work and we must never stop working to make sure everyone has equal rights.