Members of the New York theatre community are organizing to join the January 21 Women’s March in New York City, a sister component to the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., which coincides with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
The event, according to organizers, will “promote the advancement of equality and human rights for all women, minorities, and immigrants sends a clear message to the incoming cabinet that we are watching. This march also sends a message to the millions of foreign onlookers that the United States of America is not racist, sexist, or anti-gay. We, its citizens, believe in equality and stand ready to fight for it!”
Organized as #BroadwayStrong, the group will include the Broadway theatre community at large, affiliate service organizations, industry members, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and not-for-profit organizations.
In order to accommodate matinee schedules, the Broadway Group will be among the first groups to march. Step off is at 11 AM. The New York City march will begin at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (833 First Avenue) and culminate at Trump Towers.
In addition, organizers state that “all are welcome to join in the march and be a part of our group.”
For more information, visit facebook.com/BroadwayStrongNYC.