2018 NYC Women’s March

2018 NYC Women’s March

A Report on the NYC Women’s March, January 20, 2018
From Grove Harris, TOU’s Main UN Representative
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The 2018 NYC Women’s March started with those converging on the subway, where the city is doing its part to promote supportive roles for men.

Crowd control is part of any large scale march, with long periods of waiting as good times to socialize. I met participants ranging in age from two months to 97 years. Marching bands and creative, poignant signs along with warm weather supported the community take-over of the city streets.  

Kindness emerged as a fundamental value, and this year many men came to stand in full support of women’s empowerment.  Many made this a family event.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s words were lifted up, linking religion and social action.

Marching, as one type of activism, seems to be the new normal.

You can hear speaker Halsey’s poem “A Story Like Mine” on YouTube:

 

[All photos by Grove Harris]

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