With more than three million participants, the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 marked the largest protest in American history. With the concurrent demonstrations in cities on all seven continents, the event was the largest global protest in modern history. In this comprehensive collection of essays, images, interviews, and more, the Women’s March organizers relate how the idea for the event came about, how the march was organized, and share their personal stories. They show us the historic event from the front lines and include photos never before seen, as well as testaments from some of the many people who were there, and essays summarizing the significance of the action by figures including America Ferrera, Roxane Gay, Jill Soloway, Ilana Glazer, Ashley Judd, and Janet Mock. Full of diverse voices, inspiring, and beautiful, this book is a vivid reminder of why we marched.
For this in-person recounting, Janaye Ingram, a Founder and National Organizer of the Women's March and the Head of Logistics for the Women's March on Washington, will be joined by some special guests including Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable; Maria Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC, as well as board member of EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood, and Latino Leaders Network; Mia Ives-Rublee, who founded the Women’s March Disability Caucus and helped ensure disability inclusion throughout the Women’s March principles and event; and Caitlin Ryan, who served as National Volunteer Coordinator for the Women's March on Washington, mobilizing more than 2000 volunteers to facilitate the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of marchers.