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The Women’s March in New York City (through the eyes of a 5th grader)

January 22nd, 2017
Photo credit: Ciara McConnell

Photo courtesy of Ciara’s family

By Ciara

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the streets of Manhattan to march for a lot of different things. Some were marching to protest Donald Trump and his new presidency. Others were marching for women’s rights. All 400,000 of them were marching for equality.

The experience was an amazing one. It was great to know that I was part of something big, something that will change America as we know it. This was definitely a day to be remembered and an important moment in history.

It was astonishing to see all those people, old and young, male and female, all marching as if they were one. To me, the most memorable part of the whole event was when the bells of St. Thomas church on Fifth Avenue rang out and every single person stopped to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Some people might have said that the march was a waste of time, that things won’t get better now that Donald Trump is president. I think those people are wrong. Even though we have a president that may not reflect all of the people and their needs, it doesn’t mean that we should give up hope. If fact, we should take it as an opportunity to stand taller.

Ciara and her friend, Cian, at the Women’s March in NYC on January 21.

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