The Women's March on Washington will take place this Saturday, January 21st - the day after President elect Trump's inauguration. According to the event's website, the march aims to "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day of office, and to the world that women's rights are humans rights." Other marches will be held in other metropolitan areas of the world carrying this important value.
The march was planned the day after Election Day as a reaction to Trump's rhetoric during the campaign, which the organizers believe was "divisive, racist, and misogynistic."
After the night of the march, DC's 9:30 Club will host the Official March After-Party. Presented by Funny or Die, all proceeds from the event are going to Planned Parenthood. As of right the now the show is sold out, but a few tickets are up for auction. So there will be absolutely no splurge shaming here because this money will benefit one of the most necessary organizations in America.
Some familiar faces such as Senators Al Franken and Cory Booker are stopping by to witness some of the Grrrl Power that will be held this weekend.
To start the party off, Sleater-Kinney
will be performing. During election season, the riot grrrl women teamed up with R.E.M. and collaborated on a song that shared the spirit of uniting against Trump. Sleater-Kinney pioneered the punk scene and shaped the underground feminist movement in the process alongside Kathleen Hanna (we could never forget about her). These women are great and only perform when they have something significant to say.
The National, Ted Leo, Tig Notaro, Janeane Garofalo, Samantha Ronson are some other notable performances Saturday night. All the performances will certainly be powerful. The Rise of Women = The Rise of a Nation.