The Women’s March

On January 21, 2017, a women’s march took place. The women’s march is a worldwide protests that supports women’s rights such as immigration, healthcare, and racial justice. The mission is to protect the rights, safety, and health of women’s families.

The first protest took place in Washington DC with 500,000 participants. The march came about after Trump was announced president and support of women is coming from all around the world. Prime example, leaders and activists, came together to show support for activist, Linda Sarsour.

Women's March On Washington

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Linda Sarsour speaks onstage during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sarsour is a Palestinian-American who stands for justice and change for people of color. Sarsour has gained a lot of support from around the world. She was actually trending on twitter with the hashtag “IMarchWithLinda”.

The march has impacted a lot of women. Some women are making sacrifices to be a part of the movement. There were a few celebrities present at the march, such as Alicia Keyes, Cher, and Janelle Monae.

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Women’s march dates back to 1913 with only 1,000 participants for the women’s suffrage parade. In the year 2000, there was a million mom march with a total of 750,000 participants. In 2004, there was march for women’s lives, with a total of 1,150,000 participants. The numbers continue to increase as the years goes on. There is power in numbers.

 

 

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