Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Amy Schumer and Cher are some of the actresses who will demonstrate against the president.
Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes was just the starting gun. Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer and Cher, among many other stars, have decided to join forces to defend themselves from the Trump era by joining the so-called Women’s March. A single name for a rally with different calls – whether in Washington, New York, Los Angeles or Park City – to be held next Saturday, a day after the US president-elect takes office. “I want our president to know that both men and women will neither bow nor shut up. We will fight to protect our bodies and our decisions, “said Scarlett Johansson in a statement.
The muse of Woody Allen will manifest in Washington on January 21, the same as Ferrera, one of the organizers. “As artists, as women and more importantly, as Americans with dedication, it is more important than ever that we remain together and in solidarity to protect the dignity and rights of our community,” said Superstore’s protagonist.
The slogans are as diverse as the places where they will take place. “For the equality”, “for the rights of the woman”, “for the defense of the students”, “for the rights of all”. Or simply, as Ferrera summarizes, because since the elections “many fear that they will not be heard”. Hence the stars want to lend their voice. As Trump on Twitter told a combative Olivia Wide, “get ready to arrest 200,000 of us.” Uzo Aduba, Constance Wu, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hari Nef, Julianne Moore, Debra Messing, Danielle Brooks, Frances McDormand, Zendaya, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette, Danai Gurira, Padma Lakshmi, Lea DeLaria or Diane Guerrero are some of them In Washington, or in one of the 150 calls throughout the country. A group of actresses who will join the historic feminist leader Gloria Steinem.
A march that, although its targeting women, does not discriminate and coordinates organizations as varied as Amnesty International, the league against defamation of gays and lesbians, the alliance of Muslim women or Planned Parenthood, the leading US association that provides health services For family planning, in the focus of the cuts of the new administration. “We’re doing it for ourselves,” Katy Perry recalled on Twitter. The organizers expect about 100,000 participants and that alone in Washington. Actress and presenter Chelsea Handler expects the entire Sundance Festival – which begins next Thursday, Jan. 19 – to participate in a march that will tour downtown Park City (Utah) and where protesters have been asked to wear something purple , White or pink in their snow caps in a sign of solidarity.