Random Acts of Living

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women's March ICT

My daughter and granddaughter (the older granddaughter couldn't attend because she just had surgery on her ankle) walked with me in the Women's March in Wichita KS on Saturday, Jan 21, 2017.

  There were people there representing a very diverse array of humanity, Equal Rights for EVERYONE! Here's a copy of the schedule of events.

From time to time a group would break out with a chant and attention would turn their direction.

Many signs and many pink pussy hats.

The walk started out slow, it takes a while to funnel that many people down a sidewalk.

See the white dot to the far right in the picture below? That's a drone that circle above us for a while. I saw the guy land it on our walk to City Hall but don't have a clue who he was. Couldn't see that he was affiliated with any media. I have seen and pictures or video surface from it yet.

Carry Nation made a showing, hatchet and bible in hand.

We couldn't get in where we could hear the speakers and we were starting to get really hungry. So after hanging around a while we decided to head on back. The granddaughter does love the chocolate IHOP pancakes. 

I attempted to find video of the speakers. The Facebook events page has plethora of pictures from the march in the discussion section and someone said there was video of speakers there also. I have only found one.

In a Facebook post there were complaints from another state about the March not being focused enough. This is my response to that:

"In Wichita KS the only focused issue was RIGHTS... Equal Rights, Civil Rights for EVERYONE. We think this is focused enough. It's not ME, ME, ME! That's Trump. We had Rainbow groups, we had Suffragettes, we had BLM, we had Latinas with wonderful chants... and that's only a few. THIS is what the march was about. :)"

I am very proud of the unity shown at the Wichita Women's March. Would love to see this grow.

And now a message from the national organization:

Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY.

Join us in launching a new campaign:
10 Actions for the first 100 Days.

Found a video at the Trust Women page:

(I couldn't get the embed link to work)

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