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Charlottesville

Charlottesville

 

A few of my fave photos from the anti-racist march in Denver in response to the racist attacks of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville.

Lots of somber and depressing thoughts bouncing around in my head about the events in Charlottesville, and the president’s seeming endorsement of those crimes. But what I’m really feeling as I look through these photos is an immense amount of gratitude for all the incredible people I’ve met since we elected that fascist. I’d list you all but I’d forget someone. I just want to say I see you and I love you.

Several thousand gathered to peacefully rally in support of Charlottesville.

Rev. Dr Timothy Tyler firing up the crowd.

Activist and Denver School Board candidate Tay Anderson.

Marching down Colfax Ave in Denver.

Into the storm.

This.

Torrential downpour did not deter the marchers!

A moment of silence.

 

 

 

Denver Peace Rally

Denver Peace Rally

As I photograph more and more rallies and protests and marches, I am struck by the thoughtful, kind, and diverse group of people I meet. I am not just photographing the Resistance. I’m also here as a witness. And as I looked around yesterday, I was struck by how many people I was photographing that I love. It’s a gift to see each one of you.  Thank you for showing up again and again.  Thank you for resisting.  You blow my heart open.

 

I still haven’t seen the elusive paid protestor. I keep hearing about him. But, after photographing almost a hundred of these, from Standing Rock to dozens of protests in Denver, I haven’t seen one yet. I’ll keep you posted. What I do see are amazing, kind, thoughtful folks who care deeply about humanity.

 

Denver shows up in support of peace.

“This is not a black thing! This is not a white thing! This is a HUMAN thing!” –Rev. Dr. Timothy Tyler.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tyler speaking truth.

A huge thank you to Queen Phoenix for creating this powerful event.

Yes.

Thank you to the Colorado State Patrol for their professional presence at the rally. But here’s a plea for a little diversity in the CSP. I’m sure they exist, but a non-white CSP officer appears to be almost as elusive as the mythical paid protestor.

I almost blanche when I see these disgusting words. But I think it’s important to keep reminding the world what a vile, disgusting person the president is, condemned by his own words.  But what makes this photo for me is the woman in the middle and her expression looking right at me.  I wonder what she’s thinking.

Folk singers through a peace sign.

I will keep protesting and fighting and photographing until this beautiful, perfect child has the same advantages as my granddaughter. Doing anything else feels like betrayal.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tyler during a quiet moment.

Poet.

The awesome warriors of Indivisible.

Mad respect for Jeanette Vizguerra. One of my heroes.

Peace.

Tay Anderson firing up the crowd. Tay showed up after getting out of the hospital that morning. Fierce.

The crowd responding to Tay.

The crowd of young people responding to Tay mocking the recent behavior of that turd in the White House.

Poet Arian Noorzai.

This.

Atlantis ADAPT

Atlantis ADAPT

 

On the eve of the GOP’s last gasp attempt to repeal Obamacare (and replace it with…well, who knows what they were going to replace it with.  If they replaced it, at all.), protestors from Atlantis ADAPT gathered outside Gardner’s office to demand he “kill the bill, don’t kill us.”

 

Sarah Metsch from Atlantis ADAPT leading the march around Senator Gardner’s office protesting his callous disregard for people with disabilities.

Tay Anderson imploring more folks to come down and support Atlantis ADAPT.

I see a million of these moments in the midst of the Resistance.  People experiencing joy and connection and love in the midst of a struggle that is life and death for some people.  These brave souls give me hope.

Lauren’s tattoo distilled the point of the Resistance for me.

That look you get when you can’t quite believe what Senator Cory Gardner tells you.

It’s gotten to the point the only way to see Senator Gardner is to pay him. I don’t think he was enticed by what was offered. He’s used to the $100k paydays from the Koch brothers.

Getting ready to march around Gardner’s office.  

Sarah Metsch from Atlantis ADAPT protesting outside Gardner’s office.

This.

Jose Torres-Vega, on the left, being interviewed by Progress Now’s Manuel Lopez del Rio.

The guy on the left was one of two counter-protestors. All I could discern from his comments was that he was upset his premiums had gone up under the ACA. He is the embodiment of white privilege. He is complaining about his situation to people who are facing life and death situations. And somehow it’s all about him.

This lady was gently and almost quietly playing and singing. I love these souls who make the world a softer, kinder place.

 

Also posted in Documentary, Humanitarian

Science March

Science March – Denver

 

Awesome to spend the day with people who believe in science. And I’m glad I live in a progressive city where we care more about science than who uses which restroom.   It’s still mind boggling to me that we have to march for facts.  But whatever it takes to help save our planet.

 

Local meteorologist Mike Nelson making the case for climate change.

Local meteorologist Mike Nelson making the case for climate change.

I had never seen America the Beautiful in sign language before. Poetry in motion.

I had never seen America the Beautiful in sign language before. Poetry in motion.

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Science March going past the Denver City and County Building.

Science March going past the Denver City and County Building.

This.

This.

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Tay anderson leading the science March. Tay is the youngest person to run for the Denver School Board.

Tay Anderson leading the Science March in Denver. Tay is the youngest person to run for the Denver School Board.  

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Yay Sierra Club!

Yay Sierra Club!  

Science Marchers gathered at the Colorado Capitol listening to speakers.

Science Marchers gathered at the Colorado Capitol listening to speakers.

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The speaker extolling the virtues of solar energy.

The speaker extolling the virtues of solar energy.  I haven’t seen an estimate of the crowd size at the Denver Science March but I’m guessing 15 – 18k.

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