#JWAmegaphone: Voices of Power and Protest

Bella Abzug at a Women Strike for Peace Protest.

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

At JWA, we believe that history is not only about the past, but also about the present—it’s unfolding every day. Recent events have made us more keenly aware than ever that we’re living through history in the making. And not just witnessing it—we are part of it, makers of history with each action we take.

Taken together, those actions tell a story—a story about how people protest, honor, resist, and remember; about how we struggle, hope, dream, and make change.

JWA will be documenting and sharing these stories, with your help. We are launching a new collecting project: #JWAmegaphone: Voices of Power and Protest. Over the coming months, beginning with the events around inauguration weekend and the women’s marches, we invite you to share your stories and experiences with us. We will offer prompts to spark your storytelling, and encourage you to upload text, audio, or images to our site in response. You may also share on social media, using the hashtag #JWAmegaphone.

Some starting prompts for Inauguration and Women’s Marches

  • What story will you tell future generations about this moment?
  • Who are you inspired by?

Add your voice and your stories to #JWAmegaphone!

Some of the most powerful historical records from previous generations are the letters written home about the experiences that shaped those generations—travels, wars, social justice movements. Through #JWAmegaphone, we hope to capture some of the insight and intimacy of that lost form. Thank you for making history with us.

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How to cite this page

Rosenbaum, Judith. "#JWAmegaphone: Voices of Power and Protest ." 12 January 2017. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on April 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/jwamegaphone-voices-of-power-and-protest>.