I feel energized and hopeful in a way I haven’t since the election. A march mostly intended for Washington DC expanded into so much more. A million people, all over the world, marched in solidarity peacefully. Acknowledging that women’s rights are human rights, the environment is ours to lose, that love is love, people cannot be illegal, that black lives matter, that water is a fundamental right (#noDAPL, #defundDAPL), that Muslims are not terrorists and that really, if we’re being honest, he’s #notmypresident. It’s a lot to march for – so much is at stake over the next few years.
I went to the march intending to meet up with friends but with over 130,000 people attending in Seattle, zero texts and calls went through. It was a blessing in disguise. I talked to so many people I would have been too shy to talk to and learned so much from the action groups that attended the event. I know who to talk to and how to continue to resist. This was day 1 of the marathon.
I’m sharing more photos in one post than I usually would – forgive the load time! It is worth it for the cause and clever signage.
The Peace Patrol happily played Cat Stevens and helped set up a traffic blockade for the marchers. They were full of smiles and thrilled to take photos with those marching. It filled me with such happiness!
Timothy Leary is an old hero of mine – lovely to see him represented!
As we walked by the Tom Douglas restaurants, they all had rainbow colored signs in support of the march (and lots of participants stopped in afterwards for some Tommy D treats).
Here’s a link to the Facebook page for the Seattle march: https://www.facebook.com/events/905054526294975
The Washington DC event page is here: https://www.womensmarch.com/