Artists Respond

The women’s marches around the world on Janu-ary 17, 2017 were among the most galvanizing, exciting events of this generation. There were nearly 700 individual marches internationally and in the States crowds took to the streets to com-prise the largest single-day protest in US history, with marches of ¾ million people in Los Angeles and Chicago, and ½ million in Washington DC being among the biggest. An estimated 5 million participants marched in the most significant civil rights action since Viet Nam War era protests. It is notable that in addition to being among the larg-est in history, these marches were also the most peaceful. The police were present, but quietly standing, on the sidelines, and there was no riot-ing, no arrests, no fighting.
Micol Hebron