A LOT has happened in the year since the inaugural Women’s March on January 21, 2017. Remembering marching with my friends and sister a year ago feels like a faraway time. We’ve had one year of Donald Trump as president, and we’ve held a Women’s Strike. Somewhat more recently, there was the rebirth of the #MeToo movement and many, many allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against powerful men. Now, one year later, it’s time for the second Women’s March. Are we ready?
Over 4 million people around the world marched in last year’s protest, and this time it will be good to reconvene, yell it out, and show solidarity. There are over 200 Women’s March events planned worldwide for this Saturday, January 20 and for Sunday, January 21. Last year, around 400,000 people participated in New York City’s march, and another march is planned for January 20 at 11 a.m. in Manhattan. Starting at 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side, the rally will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a march started at 12:30 p.m. 37,000 participants have said they were attending on Facebook, and it doesn’t hurt to register here so organizers can give NYPD a heads up about numbers.
Marches are also being held in other major cities, from downtown Los Angeles starting at 8:30 a.m. to Las Vegas, where Women’s March organizers chose to commemorate the anniversary of the march since it’s a swing state. To find out about marches and rallies, the Women’s March Alliance has a full list of events on its Facebook page.