Last night, the 12 Years a Slave actress took to her Instagram to announce that she is joining the over 200,000 people who have already signed up for the #Women’sMarch, a procession which hold in Washington, in protest against Trump’s presidency.
“#WhyIMarch: because I have decided not to be reduced by any events, social or political, that aim to rob me of my dignity,” the award-winning actress captioned the powerful photo of late writer Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem at the Civil Rights March held in August 1983.
Vox adds that the march is more than just women resisting Trump. It says:
“The Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots response to Trump’s unexpected electoral victory over Hillary Clinton, who was the first major party female candidate in US history.
The march, as its name indicates, is largely about the gender dynamics behind Trump’s rise and Clinton’s loss. But it’s also adopted a broader progressive platform — one that includes a variety of issues, such as freedom from sexual violence, ending police brutality, and immigrant and refugee rights.
And despite the name, the march is welcome to anyone — men, women, and those who identify outside the spectrum. Above all, it’s about resisting Trump.”