Marching to equality


Daryn Mink ’18

The second annual Women’s March took place on Jan. 21, making it exactly one year since the first Women’s March, which took place the day after President Trump was sworn into office. The event drew in millions of participants, protesting not only against the Trump administration and for basic human rights, but also for participation in the 2018 midterm elections.

Participants made signs, shared stories and were able to listen to various speakers perform powerful and emotional speeches, poems and stories.

  “It was really nice to see how big the community was and how people were passionate about what I’m passionate about,” said Quinn Mustcatel ‘20.

With the #MeToo movement continuing to pick up pace, a theme amongst many ralliers and speakers was the abuse of women from powerful male figures, which has prompted more encouragement of participation in the 2018 midterm elections and the “Power to the Polls” march.

“I [want] for there to be more peace between liberals and conservatives; I think there’s a huge tension right now,” said Lauren Lefitz ‘18.

“Power to the Polls” was another march, created by the leader’s of last year’s Women’s March, that took place on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The march stood to urge and encourage the public to elect progressive officials that uphold the values of equality and fairness discussed during Women’s March.

“The most moving part of the march was probably seeing people not afraid to stand up for what they believe in,” said Duke Cohen ‘18.  “And really just be vocal about it.”