Tuesday, February 21, 2017

From the Nation’s Capital to the 50th State: Peconic Bay at Womens Marches

Zonta International supported the Women’s March on Washington, which took place on January 22, 2017. Peconic Bay Zonta had a presence at three locations.

Washington, D.C.
“It was a great day because of the people. There was such camaraderie!  Everyone was so friendly, caring, considerate and supportive. There were women of every generation. There were quite a few men, often sporting signs that said ‘I'm with her,’ pointing to the women they marched with. The signs were creative, funny, passionate. I have never done anything like this before. It felt so good to be with people of one mind – yes, one mind yet speaking to many issues.”     – Christine Killorin

New York City, NY
“It was a sea of sisters supported by many, many brothers demanding rights for women among other things. I was with four friends and we picked up an 80-year-old woman quietly distributing antifascism information and another woman carrying a sign from her classroom: ‘Thinking is a living experience.’ It was multigenerational, multicultural, multi agendas.”     – Liala Strotman

Honolulu, HI
“I looked out at the crowd and thought about Teresa Shook, the tutu wahine (grandmother) on the island of Maui whose call for a women’s march on Washington triggered an outpouring of support for women worldwide.”     – Mona Rowe

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