Here in the United States, we are doing a lot of marching these days.
I participated in a sister march for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st. These marches took place throughout the United States and around the world, even Antarctica! We had about 3,000 participants in Binghamton, although we had expected only a few hundred.
There have since been other major marches, including one for indigenous rights.
April will see two major marches on Washington with satellite marches elsewhere, one for Science on April 22, which is Earth Day, and a Climate March on April 29. I wish I could be in Washington for both of those, but will probably have to settle for a local combined march.
The marches themselves are energizing, but the larger point is that people use them as educational tools to raise awareness of important issues and then continue their advocacy through follow-up actions. That has been an encouraging thing that we are seeing in the US this year, that so many people are getting involved in civic life at a new level, so…
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “march.” Join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2017/03/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-mar-2517/