Women's March 2017
We found the missing crowd from Donald Trump's Inauguration.
Trump claimed that his inauguration would be "even bigger than expected," but alas, his prediction didn't come to pass.
Well everyone was saving their strength for the Women's March to take place in Washington and across the world to take place.
We at Myra HQ got involved in our own way to help the cause, but we really can't believe we're still having to protest for this.
| Why We Are Marching |
The American president-elect marginalised and targets minorities, from Mexican Americans to Muslims along with other communities with hateful rhetorics. The movement is about wanted to ensure we are setting a vision and bring the communities together to be untied. Young girls and boys, should have a leader to look up to. Who not only inspires the daughters of the country, but is an example for equality and being respectful and honouring all women around them.
We want to bring about this change, assure girls and women that they can see themselves striving, being respected and thriving just like their male peers.
| Some people's reason of marching? |
There are people that wanted their voices to be heard, those who have been working on women's rights, immigration or criminal justice reform. And those who felt pain and outrage after the election. There were even some who have never participated in any type of movement - grandmothers who woke up feeling defeated. Their form of resistance is coming together in a very radical way.
| What hope will come out of this protest? |
The feeling of 500,000 - even a million women - coming together from all different walks of life.
That's radical resistance.
It will foster a spirit of togetherness, elevate morale, there is a force to be reckoned with in the country (and others like London). We won't go away until our rights are protected.
| What kind of message is this march sending to Donald Trump? |
That the president-elect to know that women will stand together and we will raise our voices. The movement will not allow this administration to come into our communities and take away everything we have all fought for.
The chairwoman of this movement Carmen Perez:
"We are going to ensure that he hears us loud and clear, and we will not go away until our rights are protected. We will send a message to our president-elect that he cannot continue with the dominating messages in his campaign.
| What action should hopefully come from the march? |
Carmen Perez has her team working on policies to ensure that women's rights are human rights and to protect Muslim immigrant, and LGBTQI brothers and sisters and people of all colour.
The march is a way to connect to one another. This is an entry point to get involved in the movement. Carmen wants to leverage this energy and make sure people are connected to keep the momentum going.
This is just the beginning of something big. The real work is going to come after this march and Carmen and her team are all preparing for that.
| What is the message for the critics that think it is 'disrespectful' marching a day after inauguration? |
If marching for women's rights is a form of disrespect, then people really do need to reevaluate what disrespect means. We are grounded in the ideology of Dr. King.
Coming together is something so many women need right now.