Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past weeks, you are inevitably aware of the Women’s March set to happen all across the Washington streets (and cities worldwide) tomorrow, January 21, 2017.
What started as a miniscule facebook event has gone completely global. Teresa Shook, a retired grandmother living in Hawaii, created a Facebook event for a march in Washington, D.C. after the election of Trump. She sent an invite to 40 friends, went to bed, and awoke the next morning to a viral success: More than 10,000 users had clicked “attending.” Since, then many activists and women all across the nation, and world, have decided to take action as well and coordinate marches in their respective hometonwns.
Whether you are a Latina, an American, an activist, or simply a college student, this march is much more than just standing up for a single right or freedom or showing opposition for the new president. It’s all of us women coming together and standing up for ourselves, our beliefs and frustrations. (whatever that may encompass for each of us)
You can follow #WomensMarch #WhyMarch to follow the march on social media.
I will be tweeting from https://twitter.com/lauratermini
This march will symbolize unified solidarity among the female community (and anyone else who wants to tag along). Women from all walks of life are coming together and showing support for one another as ONE. That has power, or at least is intended to.
The actual outcome of this march is still unclear and will remain so until after it occurs. Will it be peaceful? Will it actually prompt positive changes?
Was Hillary Clinton who made it all possible, who started this movement in the first place?
We will all just have to wait and see it through; for now, the only thing you ( yes you, in front of the computer screen) can do is choose to show support in any way possible and make your voice heard.