Folks from around the country and even outside the country came together in a huge way on Saturday to march in solidarity for the protection of the rights, safety, and health for women and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country – Womens March.
Celebs and influencers used their influence to garner the necessary attention on the matter, post Trump’s big first day for a Sister March. With him at bat, the issues protested for are that much more vital and urgent for a real discussion.
Joined onstage by the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mohamed Bah, and Dontre Hamilton, singer/actress Janelle Monae delivered a moving speech at the Womens March in Washington on Saturday.
Check her speech below.
And Alicia Keys didn’t miss a lyric while reciting Maya Angelou’s famous “I Rise” poem to a similar crowd. Watch her below.
And if not speaking directly in front of the crowd, they spoke through their social media’s, posting photos and celebrating the fight amongst the crowd.
Express Yourself……………So you can Respect Yourself. 🎤🎼🎹🎸🗣On Stage at the Women's March In D.C. 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️ pic.twitter.com/p7cEGSNFrK
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 21, 2017
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) January 21, 2017
A crowd drawing millions, of course didn’t miss the eyes of an already moving Trump as President, who didn’t let the day go without commenting on the numbers of folks who came out to show solidarity.
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
We hope he gets the picture.