Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Women's March for Equality. It was empowering, and we were thrilled to have so many L-Dub students, alumnae, families, and friends marching arm in arm. Now what? As a school, we invite you to take part in the Women's March 10/100 days campaign. This is a movement where every 10 days, a new way to take action is released. The first one is to write a postcard to our Senators about what we believe in, and how we will fight for it in the in the future. On Thursday, February 2, Student Council is hosting the first event for all those who want to take action: Post-card-making. We invite all members of our community to come and speak out and up to our officials about what matters to you. More information – about this and upcoming actions – will be given at all school meetings
Please join us. It's going be, as we in Student Council often say, so boss.
– Olive '17, Student Council President
Check out the photos from the March below. All of the photos are on Smugmug!
A reflection from a parent who marched in DC:
In nearly 50 years I don't remember ever seeing a crowd a quarter that size in DC. The sound, the energy, the pride, anger, and joy were palpable. It was for all three generations of us such a ray of hope in a dark political time. Memorable were the surging cries as we passed Trump Tower, the tight press of people on all sides, the smiles and conversations exchanged with strangers from all over, the bold and clever signs, and the fierce call-and-response chants filling the air. As Anne Elise 18's mother, it thrilled me to hear the strong voices of the women leading us into the future. For her, meeting people such as a woman from Louisiana whose family stopped speaking to her when she chose to march, made her strongest memories. The commitment and sacrifice of so many gave us hope. We also loved getting texts and photos of the Seattle March and the L-Dub contingent while we marched down Constitution Avenue!
– Margaret Bradford P'18