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Voices From the Women’s March


The following is an excerpt from Beth Flynn, Nakyung Han and Sandra Stevenson | January 21, 2018 | Nytimes.com |

On the first anniversary of the Women’s March, thousands gathered in major metropolitan areas and small towns around the globe. From Cheyenne, Wyo., to Pikeville, Ky., to Washington to Rome, people marched for women’s rights on Saturday. Eight photographers went to rallies for The New York Times and asked marchers what their hopes were for 2018.

“In 2018 I want equal rights for everyone; to be noticed, to not be silenced, and not be looked at as angry when I speak up for what I want.”

Alenitu Caldart, 15, center, of Shorewood, Wis., marched with her friends and her mother. In 2017, Ms. Caldart joined the women’s protest in Washington.

“I believe that women are the key to world peace and justice. I’m hoping that all women infuse their organizations with the common good because that’s what we need for our country.”

Philip Blank, 88, of Milwaukee, marched with a painting of his late wife, Beatrice, because “she was in on the ground floor, she joined NOW as soon as she knew about it.” Last year he marched in Madison, Wis.

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