NYC…The Rally

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It was a great day. The weather held up. I came into town with a few women from JC. A woman who flew in from Nebraska took pictures with us and gave us a big hug. We were her first fellow marchers she actually met and talked to.

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We finally got to where we were going or somewhat close. I was supposed to meet a few other people but unfortunately my phone died. Everyone was so happy to be in a sea of like minded people. And when I say sea, there were thousands. Thousands carrying signs, wearing pink pussy hats, men, women, children, LGBT, black, hispanic, muslin, jews, christians, people in wheel chairs and many more (I apologize if I have forgotten anyone.) We all came together and marched along side each other. The police were great. There was no violence. We couldn’t get near the speakers but that was OK. We had each other. Some in costume, some carrying signs. People brought their children so some day they can say, “I was there.”

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It was a beautiful day. I would guess there had to be at least 1-2 million of us. So many in fact that we spilled over to the other avenues and streets. No violence just peace and getting our point across. There were so many people posting we even crashed the internet.

Found this on Artsy. A few artists to follow.

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Above from the show Unnatural Election, curated by Andrea Arroyo

Demonstrations were held all over the world. The Trump inauguration had approximately 250,000 people. When you see the news photos it looked very sparse. When compared to the amount of people who attended The Women’s March in Washington and other areas , it’s hard to believe this guy actually won anything let alone the presidency.

I personally would like to thank all of our brothers and sisters for coming out and being counted yesterday.

Post selfies here: #womensmarchnyc

Stay tuned…

 

 

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About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and Circe, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at www.cmgross.com/pages/resume.htm for other accomplishments.
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