TOGETHER WE RISE: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
“We stood together, using our collective voice as a clear act of resistance. The Women’s March showed the world and now this book amplifies the message: We will not be silenced.” — Tracee Ellis Ross
“A collection of photos and oral histories that expertly blends the larger-than-life power of the movement and small-scale moments shared among the women in charge… Large and plentiful photos show many shades of hope and inclusion in this energizing and emotional trip through the movement.” — Booklist *starred review*
“The voices in these pages are the voices of the next generation of progressive leaders, and we would all do well to heed their words.” — Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
“A robust reverie of resistance. A reminder of the clarion call to action—that was answered with a roar.” — Ava DuVernay
“Moving photographs and essays celebrate a powerful protest… An inspiring commemoration of a historic event.” — Kirkus Reviews
Marking the one-year anniversary of the march, TOGETHER WE RISE: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World is the definitive oral and visual chronicle of this historic event, featuring contributions from writers, political figures, actresses, artists, journalists, and other prominent feminists, including:
Rep. Maxine Waters on bridging the generation gap.
Ashley Judd on delivering the speech of her life.
Roxane Gay on her initial ambivalence to marching.
America Ferrera on overcoming election grief.
Ilana Glazer on marching, chanting, and feeling angry.
Yara Shahidi on being a political teenager.
Not to mention dozens of stories from women around the world, from Singapore to Anchorage, many of whom had never before been politically active, who participated in local marches.
Through interviews, photographs, and original essays, this book engages with debates and contributes to discussions around activism, feminism, and the organization of the Women’s March movement.
Women’s March will share revenue generated from TOGETHER WE RISE with three grassroots, women-led organizations: The Gathering for Justice, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and Indigenous Women Rise.This book offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing—and ongoing—movements in American history. Pre-order your copy today, or give one as a gift to a reSister in your life.