Angela Davis, others at Women’s March


This video from the USA says about itself:

Women’s March on Washington: Historic Protest Three Times Larger Than Trump’s Inaugural Crowd

23 January 2017

In one of the largest days of protest in U.S. history, millions took to the streets Saturday one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. The largest protest was the Women’s March on Washington, where more than 500,000 packed the streets. According to crowd scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain, the crowd was roughly three times the size of the audience at President Trump’s inauguration a day earlier. Women-led marches took place in over 600 locations spread across seven continents—including Antarctica. In addition to Washington, massive protests took place in Boston; Chicago; Denver; Los Angeles; Madison, Wisconsin; New York; Oakland; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul; San Francisco and Seattle. According to one count, as many as 4.6 million people took part in the global day of action.

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 January 2017

Angela Davis & Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza in Conversation across Generations

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 January 2017

Full Speech: Legendary Activist Angela Davis at Women’s March on Washington

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 January 2017

Watch Six-Year-Old Sophie Cruz Deliver Speech at Women’s March on Washington

An estimated 250,000 people participated in the Women’s March in Chicago on January 21. Protesters came from all parts of Illinois and from neighboring states to voice their opposition to the Trump administration. They marched through the streets of downtown Chicago, holding signs and posters carrying anti-Trump slogans and references to women’s rights: here.

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43 thoughts on “Angela Davis, others at Women’s March

  1. We’re SO so so inspired by the energy, commitment and passion we witnessed at the Women’s Marches all over the country this weekend! And now we urgently need to mobilize that energy towards stopping Trump’s dangerous agenda–the Trump administration just announced plans to gut the Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women programs.1

    President Trump wants to immediately begin cutting funding for hundreds of local rape crisis centers,2 the National Domestic Violence Hotline–which has served almost 4 million people3–and sexual assault response training for hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officials.4 Since the programs were created, intimate partner violence has decreased 67%, and more people are reporting sexual violence and getting the support they need.5 Gutting these programs will literally cost women their lives.

    Luckily, Trump can’t do this alone. Congress needs to approve these cuts–if we can shut down the streets in cities across the country we can–we must– speak out and push our elected leaders to stop these cuts. Will you add your name right now?
    Tell Congress: “Protect Women. Do not approve any budget that guts the Office on Violence Against Women, Legal Services, or the Civil Rights Division.”
    Sign the petition

    Even under a supportive administration, we struggled to curb the epidemic of rape and domestic violence in the United States–1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted,6 and 1 in 4 have experienced severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner7–meaning we need more support, not less.

    The Office on Violence Against Women has increased rates of prosecution of sexual violence by funding dedicated law enforcement units and training officers, prosecutors, and judges around the country.8 These programs also set up national counseling hotlines, which for millions are often used as the first call for help, and provide legal services for those who can’t afford them.9

    Trump also wants to gut the Civil Rights Division, which among many important issues enforces Title IX to ensure every person has equal access to pursue an education free from sexual violence.10 This law is instrumental in tackling campus sexual assault.

    We should be strengthening Violence Against Women programs, not gutting them. Will you let your member of congress know you need them to support women and block any budget that includes these cuts?

    Thank you!

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. Trump team prepares dramatic cuts, The Hill, January 19, 2017

    2. SASP Formula Grant Program Report, Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, accessed January 19, 2017

    3. A Year in Review: About the Hotline, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, accessed January 19, 2017

    4. STOP Program Report, Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, accessed January 19, 2017

    5. Factsheet: The Violence Against Women Act, White House, accessed January 19, 2017

    6. Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance, Center for Disease Control, accessed January 19, 2017

    7. A Year in Review: Statistics, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, accessed January 19, 2017

    8. STOP Program Report, Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, accessed January 19, 2017

    9. Factsheet: The Violence Against Women Act, White House, accessed January 19, 2017

    10. Educational Opportunities Section, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, accessed January 19, 2017

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  2. “History cannot be deleted like web pages”

    Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands who gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the Trump administration. Davis, who is known for writing such books as Women, Race, and Class, made a passionate call for resistance and asked the audience to become more militant in their demands for social justice over the next four years of Trump’s presidency.

    “At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women’s March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again.

    “We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux.

    “The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.

    “No human being is illegal.

    “The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.

    “This is a women’s march and this women’s march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.

    “Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance. Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers. Resistance to the health care privateers. Resistance to the attacks on Muslims and on immigrants. Resistance to attacks on disabled people. Resistance to state violence perpetrated by the police and through the prison industrial complex. Resistance to institutional and intimate gender violence, especially against trans women of color.

    “Women’s rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.

    “Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.

    “The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.

    “This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, ’We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.’ Thank you.”

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