A sister march took place in New York City on January 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Foran Alumni, Hanna Birenbaum.
The Women’s March on Washington D.C. was a revolutionary movement that took place on January 21, 2017 to promote women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration reform, and to take a stand on racial inequalities, bullying, environmental issues, and workers’ issues. The flood of pink outfits and fiery rhetoric at this political rally is sending a bold message to President Trump and to our nations’ new administration. Protesters piled on the streets and marched for their rights not only in Washington DC, but all over the globe. More than 600 sister marches took place all around the country and all around the world. “I think the March was amazing because the women and men who marched showed the world that we will not give up our human rights to the new presidency and we won’t be silent through the destruction of planned parenthood and the attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade,” says senior Parker Callahan. People of all ages, races, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and even their dogs marched on the streets and exercised their legs as well as their first amendment rights. Of the march, sophomore Maggie Cummings says, “I think it’s really good exercise of our civil liberties and I think it’s good that people are letting President Trump know that they want to be represented.”
Children marching in the sister Women’s March on Washington D.C. in New York City on January 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Hanna Birenbaum.
People of all ages took to the streets in support of women’s rights. The young girls photographed above marched in spirit of spreading unity, peace, love, and equality.
People of all backgrounds marched not only for women’s rights, but to also take a stand against bullying and mistreatment. Photo courtesy of Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe.