“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.
Posted on Thu, October 1, 2015
by media and Publications