Here I am today with my sign out and about on the streets of Houston, Texas.
My sign says, as you see, "Respect For One Another Is A Form Of Resistance In This Society."
I walked for three hours with my sign.
I was run out of Discovery Green Park by a security guard. He said I needed "permission from the office" to have my sign in the park. I was really just walking through the park and had stopped for maybe 5 minutes to reply to some messages on my phone.
On the other hand, the guard was just doing his job. I thanked him and kept moving. I'll look into the free speech policies at Discovery Green soon. But the man I interacted with today was simply about his tasks.
I was asked a few times by people Downtown today about what I was doing or what I was working to convey.
My reply was that we often don't treat each other with basic kindness and respect in our society, and that it is a form or resistance or subversion to offer each other basic kindness and empathy.
I'll be creating more signs and spending more time out on the streets and sidewalks of Houston.
Please check back often here to see how I am progressing with this effort.
Please feel free to comment with a suggestion for a sign idea you'd like to see me print up and carry around town.
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