Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 (with a full live stream, selected comments & time stamps for certain speakers & musical performances)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about the January 21, 2017 Women's March On Washington For Solidarity, with special attention given to that marches' rally. This post also includes an article excerpt about that event and a live stream video of a substantial portion of that rally with time stamps for certain speakers and musical performances. Those text and photographic articles also call attention to "sister marches" that were held on January 21, 2017 all around the world, including Antartica.

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Thanks to all the organizers & participants of this march/rally and of other women's marches/rallies in the United States and throughout the world. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of this featured live stream video.

Click for a companion pancocojams post entitled "Protest Chants From The Women's March On Washington & From Sister Marches (January 21, 2017)"

"Mission & Vision

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.


The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

'It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.'
— Audre Lorde"

UPDATE: January 23, 2017 Numbers for Women's March On Washington And Sister Marches (in the USA)
From utm_content=bufferf704f&utm_medium=social& The Significance of Millions in the Streets by Conor Freidersdorf, January 23, 2017

Saturday’s unprecedented show of opposition punctured a core myth of the Trump presidency. Will it change his behavior? And can it be sustained?

"President Donald Trump was inaugurated on Friday. On Saturday, perhaps 3 million Americans turned out for street protests, united mostly by opposition to him.

That is unprecedented.

The crowd estimate is drawn from the work of Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver and Jeremy Pressman at the University of Connecticut, who tracked down figures from newspapers and other sources around the United States, put them in a spread sheet, cross-checked multiple sources when available, and linked to them all. Adding up their “low” estimates suggests 3.33 million protesters took to the streets. Add up their high estimates and you arrive at a total of 4.63 million protesters. Knock one million people off the low estimate just for kicks and you’ve still got one of the most massive single-day protests in American history. And they’re still adding data from smaller towns that were late to report turnout."...
These numbers don't include the number of participants at sister marches worldwide on January 23, 2017.
Update: January 23, 2017:
Here's more information about the number of people who participated in these January 21, 2017 marches/rallies:

..."the power structure in the US never expected to see such a large unified movement against the draconian policies of the Trump administration. This is an unprecedented moment in history that should not be underestimated. In fact, this mass convergence may actually be the beginning of a new peaceful social revolution.

Here are some of the estimates on the numbers of people who marched and rallied:

Washington DC 500,000

New York City 250,000

Chicago 250,000

Boston 175,000

Denver 150,000

Portland 100,000

Austin 50,000

London 100,000

Toronto 60,000"...


FEATURED VIDEO: Women's March on Washington 2017 (FULL EVENT) | ABC News

ABC News , January 21, 2017 [6 hours plus]

Women's March on Washington 2017 | The National Mall is seeing a hundreds of thousands of visitors for the second day in a row as people are starting to gather in the capital for the Women's March. A number of high-profile speakers are expected to address those at the rally, including Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood's president Cecile Roberts, and director Michael Moore.

Warning: Viewer discretion advised during live streaming coverage
Various time stamps from that live stream:
Note: In my opinion, that rally's speakers and performers were all phenomenal. I'm noting the time stamps for the following speakers/performers as I think they are some of that rally's speakers/performers who are most widely known in the USA.

Michael Moore (movie producer/activist) - 1:22:21

Ashley Judd (actress, reciting spoken word written by Tennessee teenager Nina Donovan] - 1:41:11

Van Jones (commentator, activist) - 1:59:50

Cecile Roberts (Planned Parenthood's president) - 2:14:42

Maxine Waters (US Congresswomen) speaks and introduces a number of other women from the United States Congress and from the Senate (Kamala Harris; Senator Harris also provides comments during this portion) - as does Senator Tammy Duckworth) - beginning at 2:31:33

Mothers Of The Movement [some of the mothers of Black men who have lost their lives to police violence]- 3:51:00

Alicia Keys [vocalist reciting spoken word and singing an adapted version of "This Girl Is On Fire"] - 3:54:17

Janelle Monae [vocalist commenting about the march and singing "Hell You Talking About"] - 4:00:17

Angela Davis (professor/activist) - 4:15:21
Please add more time stamps in the comment section below.

For instance, I know that Gloria Steinem spoke at this rally, but I don't know. And I'm really impressed with the comments that were made by Tamika [last name?] and other organizers of this march/rally, but I don't have all of their time stamps and don't want to add one and not the others.

Two chants & two adapted [?] verses to "We Shall Overcome" that I noted from that live stream of that Washington D. C. rally/march

Chant in front of the White House
[call & response]
"Whose house?
[our house]"
repeat several times

Unison chant during march
"We ARE the popular vote."
repeat several times
Click for a pancocojams post about protest chants from the women's march on Washington and from sister marches/rallies (January 21, 2017.

In a scene of people in front of the White House (standing more than marching), some people are singing verses from the 1960s Civil Rights song "We Shall Overcome". The singers aren't linking arms, or holding hands, or swaying side to side as is often characteristic of this song. {Visit for a pancocojams post about this song.)

A man is heard singing this improvised verse about Donald Trump (with a few people joining in)
"Down with Donald Trump
Down with Donald Trump
Down with Donald trump
Deep in my heart
I do believe
Down with Donald Trump
Another person starts another verse of that song and a number of people with the verse
"Black and White together
Black and White together
Black and White together someday
Deep in my heart
I do believe
Black and White together
Black and Whie together
Black and White together

These excerpts are given in no particular order. Both of these discussion threads contain photographs and videos of various January 21, 2017 Women's marches.
Excerpt #1:
From Women's March On Washington (and everywhere else) much, MUCH larger than expected By Mark Sumner
"300,000 in New York City. 125,000 in Boston. 50,000 in Austin, Texas. 15,000 in St. Louis. 10,000 in Portland, ME.

Across the country, the numbers for the Women’s March have turned out to be not just high, but higher than anyone would have predicted. Cities that had expected two thousand got ten. Areas that had planned on ten thousand got a hundred.

The overflow crowds are also happening in Washington, D.C. where so many have turned up that it’s proving difficult to actually march....

Something similar happened in Chicago, where 150,000 protesters showed up....

Across the country, the numbers for the Women’s March have turned out to be not just high, but higher than anyone would have predicted. Cities that had expected two thousand got ten. Areas that had planned on ten thousand got a hundred.

While the rally will go on, the march portion of the Women's March on Chicago has been canceled after a mushrooming crowd of 150,000 packed the downtown event Saturday.

In Washington, the numbers have dwarfed those of Trump’s inauguration.

A city official in Washington says the turnout estimate for the Women's March on the National Mall now stands at 500,000 people. That's more than double the initial predictions.

That was at 9:40 AM. It’s still growing."...
In comparison, approximately 250,000 person are estimated to have attended the January 20, 2017 United States presidential inauguration.
Here are selected comments from this discussion thread (with numbers assigned for referencing purposes only.)
2. jamie @dylanohollands
"#WomensMarch is the biggest inaugural protest in HISTORY. i'm so proud."
1:53 PM - 21 Jan 2017

2. Jonathan Riley @JonRiley7
"Shout out to all the women (and men and non-gender conforming folks) protesting in the cold today to stand up to bigotry in the White House!"
8:05 AM - 21 Jan 2017

3. Ivan Boothe @rootwork
"I will NOT be silent because silence = complicity"#womensmarchpdx#womensmarch@WomenMarchPDX"
2:39 PM - 21 Jan 2017

4. TRPChicago biryanifan, Jan 21 02:58:58 PM
"Why care if Trump doesn't care. Or more likely, if Trump acts like he doesn't care. We care.

The audience for this is the world. Other countries. The press. Other elected officials. The GOP. Voters. Other Democrats. Us!

The scope of today’s message will not be lost if it is repeated in Congressional offices, letters to the editor, responses to opinion polls. On ACA, to be sure, but other topics as well.

2018 is coming."
2018 are National Congressional elections in the USA.

5. genocideisnews statsone Jan 21 · 03:15:56 PM
"Protests and demonstrations are not only about influencing those in power. Sometimes they are, but that’s not their only function.

They’re also about building popular power, inspiring solidarity, building connections, and birthing new movements. This is happening, right now, in hundreds of cities across the country.

This is the first step in a long campaign. Trump doesn’t care about this step, and that doesn’t matter. By the time he cares, these movements will be too powerful to stop.

“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.” (You may have heard a more famous, invented quote supposedly said by Mahatma Gandhi. The preceding quote, and likely the source of the misattribution, was said by activist Nicholas Klein in 1918.)"*
This comment included this hyperlink:

Excerpt #2:
From Women's March on Everywhere—fantastic images from across the nation

By Mark Sumner
2017/01/21 · 12:00

Massive crowds aren’t just limited to the National Mall. It’s everywhere. Everywhere...
Comments from this discussion thread:
"Elizabeth Warren at Boston #WomensMarch: "We can whine. We can whimper. Or we can fight back."

The VergeVerified account
The Women’s March movement is taking place on every continent, even Antarctica "

Stacey Knott @stacey_knott_
"Marchers taking part in the #WomensMarch here in Accra Ghana"
6:32 AM - 21 Jan 2017 · Accra, Ghana

Isaac Simonelli @DiceTravels
"Sisters' March Nairobi. So amazing to see the community to come together #whyIMarch #sistermarch #Inauguration #nairobi #WomensMarch
4:38 AM - 21 Jan 2017 · Nairobi, Kenya"

ExpatGirl westyny Jan 21 · 12:38:33 PM
"Cape Town, Dublin, Sydney, Marseille, London, Rome, Berlin, Budapest...the list goes on and on."

TrueBlueMajority ExpatGirl Jan 21 · 01:53:02 PM
"A guy in line with me at the bagel store had photos from Sydney and video from DC that friends sent him on his phone"

bobbygoode Jan 21 · 02:00:10 PM
"“Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” — Frederick Douglass" [19th century African American activist]

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1 comment:

  1. I also want to call attention to this speaker and performer:
    the young immigrant rights activist Sophie Cruz who spoke in English and Spanish [at 2:58:32]

    and vocalist Angelique Kidjo? [from Benin, West Africa] singing "A Change Is Gonna Come”] - 3:30:37