One year ago, the Women's March, the "largest single-day protest in U.S. history," marched through cities across the country. Whether it was tens or tens of thousands of people, Americans wanted to make sure their voices were heard, donning pink hats and carrying creative signs of protest.
The march, largely though not exclusively organized as a tidal wave of opposition to newly inaugurated President Trump, sought to raise awareness and advocate for policies that were supportive of women's rights, worker's rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equity, reproductive justice, immigration reform, healthcare reform, the natural environment, and protecting basic American freedoms of speech, press, and religion for all.
In the months that followed, this newly dubbed "Resistance" movement continued to organize, push back, and fight for alternative policies to those proposed and supported by the new administration and Congress. Outside of the realm of legislation and policy making, troubling stories of sexual assault and harassment from high profile figures have been breaking seemingly every other day.
As a new calendar year begins and in light of all the scandal and tumult that we saw racing across our television or cellphone screens, let's reflect and examine the current state of women's rights in the United States and imagine what the future might look like.
Convene for hot dogs and beer at 6:30 p.m. Forum begins at 7 p.m.
Location: Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
34 N. Phelps Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
This event is free - no registration required.