What if you suddenly met someone from Mars who had no idea what the pink hats meant, nor why women were marching today? I had the honor of meeting a woman who said just that! I got to explain "pussyhats" which reflected on women's rights being disrespected in so many ways by our new president as well as the need to stand against his racist, anti-environmental, and homophobic views and actions. The marches speak not just against him but for the powers of women, immigrants, the earth, LGBTs, reproductive choices, health care, and where we want to have this power recognized. I hope she stayed for the march. The unfortunate sound system left more than half of the 400-500 marchers not hearing the great speeches!
|Barbara and many other Black Mountaineers|
Many are courtesy of NY Times photographers. Some are by myself and my friends more locally!
|Black Mountain Town Center park, looking towards south at intersection of State St. and Montreat Rd.|
|Barbara Gilson in Mogantown, NC|
I have many other photos, which I'll share tomorrow, don't you think this was enough for today?