Questions and Answers

Why Should We Demonstrate? A Conversation

Things I don’t understand about activism, the short list: • Sleeping in a park if you have an actual bed somewhere to sleep in; • Willingly being in a place where you increase your risk of being arrested/maced; • Being uncomfortable in a crowd when you can just, you know, read coverage on blogs; • How crowds of people with signs change anything, ever.

Amount I’m willing to concede ignorance on matters of activism: • Oh, a lot; • I’d go so far as to say "total."

What I decided to do about it: • Not take an eight-hour bus ride to New York City, that’s what; • Get someone [...]