Annette Marquis, Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County (Skinner House Books)

“When Unitarian Universalist activist Annette Marquis made the hard decision to join the National Day of Non-compliance in Phoenix, she knew she would be arrested. Marquis reflects on what compelled her to action and what she learned, over a long night in one of the country’s most notorious jails, about being a witness and an ally for the oppressed.

Resistance offers an accurate portrayal, from the perspective of a white ally, of the massive protests in Phoenix, Arizona, against SB 1070 [a legislative Act that at the time of passage was the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in recent U.S. history] in July 2010. Marquis's journey through doubt, determination, fear, and back to determination echoes the experiences of many that day, including my own.

- Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUC of Phoenix, Arizona

Annette Marquis serves as LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries Program Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University and is completing her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA program. Annette has co-authored numerous software books and various articles in magazines and journals. She currently lives in Richmond, VA, with her wife, Wendy.