Trending #RenameMillionWomenMarch Is Exactly Why We Need a Women's March
- Author: Audrey Hill Jan 21, 2017,
Jan 21, 2017, 0:07
One day after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office, tens of thousands of women are expected to march through the nation's capital in protest at his controversial political platform.
The differences between these marches, though, are that the Wichita one is strictly about empowerment.
Jaborska, director of organizing at New Jersey Citizen Action, says more than 700 people in 13 buses are heading to the march in her group - and that's out of more than 200 buses coming from New Jersey.
More than 200,000 women and men are expected to march in the USA capital alone the day after the controversial United States businessman is sworn in as president on Friday (Saturday AEDT). Marchers will meet at 12:30 p.m. outside the Humanities and Social Sciences building, known on campus as the HSS Amphitheater.
"Once we all get there and once we're on Independence Avenue there's going to be some tears", she said. Though students will be attending, Altizer said she has been receiving RSVPs from the greater Knoxville community.
"It occurred to me and it's occurred to so many women and people in the north country who are unable to go to Washington for the march there that they would love to participate in some expression of solidarity with the march", Katherine FitzGerald said.
Any money left over from the local march is to be donated to Kansas City-area women's organizations. Several hundred Western New Yorkers will be there to rally for women's rights, human rights, and non-violence. "We were critical thinkers", says Bain.
According to an official statement from the national organizers of the march, it will represent women from all walks of life and demand equality and respect.
By limiting a woman's freedom to make decisions about her body, we are ultimately regressing in time to the time of the suffrage movement.
"I want to stand on the right side of history", she said.
The organizer of the sister march in Westfield said she hopes that this will be a gathering of like-minded people who know they want to do something, but aren't yet sure what. "We don't necessarily need to be angry.but I think it's very important to pay attention to what's going on at a federal level because it impacts all of us".