|A small portion of the crowd|
We march in solidarity, raising our collective voice, and lifting up the most marginalized among us recognizing that this new administration will affect us all in different ways. This march is the first step toward unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up.This march was one of hundreds held across the country (and some in other nations), with the largest in Washington, D.C., as a counterpoint to the inauguration of President Trump yesterday. I cannot speak for the mood and the feeling of community at any of the other gatherings, but we had a celebration of diversity, with plenty of men and children joining the group, along with lots of women in pink "pussy hats." Before we started off on a mile-long march, there were poets and speakers and music. Since the crowd was so much larger than expected, many of us couldn't get close enough to hear any of it. I just enjoyed chatting with people around me.
|My friend Barb, her daughter and son-in-law|