America’s Women’s March Went Global

The Authentic Perspective

January 25th, 2017

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What began as a march in Washington DC to advocate for women’s-and people’s-rights, evolved into a full-scale, global march. Many women and men originally planned to march in Washington DC on January 21, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. But word spread, and cities all over America and the world joined.

People gathered in the streets all around America-from California to Maine, and every state in between, including Alaska! Other countries took part in the march too, including Australia, Argentina, England, Germany, India, and even Antarctica!

Originally beginning as an immediate issue in American government, the march quickly spread and gained support worldwide. Women and men came together to support the same issues, despite their countries and governments.  Millions of people joined forces, despite differences in race, ethnicity, origin, sexuality, religion, gender, and age. Celebrities and your average Joes marched in the same streets in solidarity for the same issues.

In a time when the country and the world is always deeply divided because of various issues, the Women’s March was a refreshing and much-needed event for the globe. It was a good reminder that despite our differences, we still face the same issues and we still can join together in solidarity to help fix them.

The Women’s March was just the first step in the world coming together, not only for women’s rights, but for any issue we may all face together.

And the work is not done yet. It does not end with the march. The Women’s March organization has more planned. Visit Women’s March to participate.  

 

For more info on how the women’s March began and became viral, visit The Huffington Post. 

Jill Augustine

Viewpoints Editor

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