Can’t Keep Quiet? Join I Can’t Keep Quiet Day, April 8 2017
Right after the Women’s Marches across the country and the world, one video went viral, showing singer-songwriter Connie Lim (aka MILCK) and the GW Sirens on the street in the middle of the DC march singing MILCK’s song “Quiet”:
The song isn’t about being quiet. It’s about the moment when you decide “I can’t keep quiet”:
If no one knows me no one ever will
If I don’t say something, take that dry blue pill
They may see that monster, they may run away
But I have to do this, do it anyway
I can’t keep quiet
As the ACLU put it recently, this song has become an anthem of the Resistance movement. On Saturday, April 8, people around the United States and around the world will gather to sing this song. In some cities, the occasion will be an opportunity for assembled protest. In more rural areas, people will share videos over the internet and get stories about the event in their local papers. The groups learning “Quiet” for April 8 won’t just go home that day. They’ll reassemble at demonstrations, rallies, marches and town halls to keep the spirit of Resistance going.
“They” could be you. Visit icantkeepquiet.org/getinvolved, where MILCK has shared sheet music for the vocal parts and explicitly endorsed this day of outspoken protest:
Do you know some people who like to sing where you live? Assemble. Sing. Don’t keep quiet.