On January 20th, 2017, appx. 500,000 people came to Washington, D.C. to “Stand together in solidarity with..partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that.. vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country ” (womensmarch.com). Out of many people in attendance, Ellis School students, faculty, and alumni could be spotted advocating for the cause.  In addition to the march in Washington, the Ellis community went to “sister marches” in other cities around the US and the world, including

Out of many people in attendance, Ellis School students, faculty, and alumni could be spotted advocating for the cause.  In addition to the march in Washington, the Ellis community went to “sister marches” in other cities around the US and the world, including Pittsburgh’s march.

My personal experience of marching was humbling and inspiring. Listening to speakers, raising my sign in the air, and being surrounded by people in D.C. made me realize that whatever the what the future holds, I am a part of a welcoming community that encourages positivity, love, and acceptance. This community is strong and will not back down, no matter what.