#Why I March: Washington D.C., the Sister Marches and Continuing Activism

Sponsor: Women's Caucus
Sat, 11/18: 3:30 PM  - 4:45 PM 
Sheraton 
Room: City View 8 - Fourth Floor 
This panel will focus on the Women's March on Washington and the Sister Marches that occurred around the world. Panelists and attendees will co-create a consciousness-raising type session on the Marches and the continuing efforts to promote women's rights, environmentalism, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, and other issues calling for continuing activism in our current political situation. Panelists will be asked to address their relationship to the March for a few minutes, but will leave the majority of the time for discussion with the audience.

Some discussion prompts to include are:
Did you attend the Women's March on Washington or one of the Sister Marches around the United States?
What is your reaction to the March?
If you did not attend a March, are you happy with that decision or do you wish you had gone?
Have you engaged in other marches or moments of civil obedience or disobedience to further women's rights or other forms of civil rights?
Do you feel the marches and other forms of civic engagement occurring in the United States and around the world are effective?
What further measures can we as academics and individuals take to promote human rights?

Audience members will be asked to take an active part in the leadership of the discussion.

One additional way we will encourage attendee-focused discussion is to request that NCA members who attended any March send pictures they took to be compiled into a rolling PowerPoint which would be displayed during the panel session. These pictures will not be discussed per se, but will provide context for any attendees to the panel who did not have the opportunity to join a March.

Chair

Danna Prather Davis, Suffolk County Community College  - Contact Me

Presenter(s)

Jeannie Hunt, Northwest College  - Contact Me
Brenton J. Malin, University of Pittsburgh  - Contact Me
Kyra Pearson, Loyola Marymount University  - Contact Me
Danna Prather Davis, Suffolk County Community College  - Contact Me

Sponsor/Co-Sponsors

Women's Caucus