El Paso Women’s March To Be Held This Month One Year After President Trump’s Inauguration
After the election of President Donald Trump and his subsequent inauguration almost a year ago, thousands of women got together and held marches all over the country. As we get close to the one year anniversary of the first women's march, UTEP will be the scene of another women's march.
Last year, women all over the country carried signs that read “Viva la Vulva” and “No utuerus, no opinion”, and “Love trumps hate.” Many wore so-called "pussyhats" that came to symbolize Trump's admission on a Hollywood Access bus that he often grabbed women by their genitals. Thousands gathered here in El Paso for a women's march in Armijo Park that saw speakers like former County Judge Veronica Escobar.
This year's march might look a little different because many in the feminist community who once championed the "pussyhat" say the iconic knitted caps are not inclusive, and they will no longer wear them. Some feminists believe that they do not represent transgender women.
El Paso's Women's march will be held January 21 at Centennial Plaza at UTEP from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. It is hosted by the Tejano Democrats Paso Del Norte Chapter, the El Paso County Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, and UTEP Women's and Gender Studies, among others.
From the group's Facebook page:
On January 21, 2018, thousands of women and allies will come together in El Paso, Texas to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls.
From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. Join us in El Paso as we prepare to take that power to the polls.
Together, we will show this administration that we are not backing down.
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