Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women's March - Boston


I had the opportunity to be part of the women's march in Boston, MA.  It was an amazing display of solidarity. Hopefully this energy will be translated into action to make America GREATER. The New York Times published photos of marches on every continent. Here are a few of the photos that I took at Boston Common.

Reminded me a bit of the 1960s
Off in the distance Senator Elizabeth Warren and other notables spoke to the crowd. This was the closest we could be to the venue.
“Yesterday, Donald Trump was sworn in as president. That sight is now burned into my eyes forever,” Warren told the crowd, which the Boston mayor’s office estimated was reached many as 150,000 people. “And I hope the same is true for you — because we will not forget. We do not want to forget. We will use that vision to make sure that we fight harder, we fight tougher, and we fight more passionately than ever — not just for the people whom Donald Trump supports, but for all of America.”
“We can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back. Me? I’m here to fight back,” Warren continued. “We come here to stand shoulder to shoulder to make clear: We are here, we will not be silent, we will not play dead, we will fight for what we believe in.”

Most of the signs were homemade

Not all signage was negative

Fired up and ready to go

Clever

Shepard Fairey posters were seen throughout crowd

I shared this photo with The Obama Foundation because I believe in the sentiment

Someone needs a spell check on misogyny

Oops

Strong opinions

No Walls, build schools, bridges and libraries

Make America Kind Again

Statue of William Ellery Channing  at Boston Common wearing a pink pussy hat. This was a popular photo-op with the crowd (below).
Photographing the statue
I attended with the women in my life, my daughter and wife.

Clever


This was not necessary, the weather was perfect, almost springlike.

Arlington Street Church - Note "Muslims Welcome" sign

More pussy references

My daughter quipped that "Girls have to have their coffee"