The Women’s March…. What have we learned and how do move forward in true solidarity?

By Diane Cornman-Levy, Executive Director of WOMEN’S WAY

Women across the United States and around the world came out in force on Saturday to take part in Women’s March demonstrations for the third year in a row. Originally spurred by the election of President Donald Trump, the Women’s March has become an annual event involving tens of thousands of women showing up to demonstrate over a range of issues, including calling for racial equality, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, health care access and protections for the environment, to name a few. The March has provided a larger platform for women and girls to speak about the injustices they experience as well as the changes that need to happen to realize our collective vision of gender equity for all. Since its launch in 2017, the influence of the Women’s March on American feminism — and on the left more broadly — is undeniable. And a groundswell of women’s activism in the wake of the 2016 election has led to an unprecedented number of women in the halls of political power; earlier this month, a record 117 women were sworn into Congress.

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