Post Tagged with: "Women’s March on Washington"

MORETTA: Choosing Activism Over Image

As I stood at the Lincoln Memorial, a barrage of cameras flashed, desperate to capture the historic moment. The presence of the cameras was no surprise: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) speech calling for unity and respect at the intersection of feminism could stop anyone dead in their tracks. Yet, the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Metro Expresses Concern About Profits

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leadership expressed concerns this week that, despite facilitating over one million rides during the inauguration weekend, the financial costs of increasing services and extending hours negatively impacted the organization’s budget. At a meeting with reporters Thursday, WMATA General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said the Metro[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Around 500,000 people used the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  on Saturday, including demonstrators for the Women’s March on Washington.

Heightened March Demand Tests Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority users faced long lines and extended wait times Saturday with around 500,000 people using the service, including many demonstrators from across the country who poured into the city for the Women’s March on Washington. In an internal email provided to The Hoya, WMATA General Manager[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Q&A: Professor Marcia Chatelain Talks Women’s March, Intersectional Feminism

Q&A: Professor Marcia Chatelain Talks Women’s March, Intersectional Feminism

Georgetown University associate professor of history and African-American studies Marcia Chatelain sat down with The Hoya yesterday to discuss the Women’s March on Washington, intersectionality and what she hopes Georgetown students can take away from the events of the past weekend. What happened at the Women’s March and why? I[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

Zero arrests were made Saturday when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall to protest President Donald Trump’s (R) inauguration and advocate for women’s rights, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported. The absence of arrests contrasts the 217 arrests made on Friday following Trump’s inauguration, as[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
Women’s March on Washington Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Women’s March on Washington Draws Hundreds of Thousands

One day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, more than 500,000 demonstrators marched from the Capitol to the National Mall in support of women’s rights yesterday as part of the Women’s March on Washington. The event was one of over 600 sister marches across the United States and the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Multiple monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, will play host to inauguration weekend events. From a concert with musical performances such as Toby Keith to Three Doors Down, the official swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump today at 12 p.m has attracted thousands to the District.

Inauguration, Protests Take Center Stage in the District

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration today sees a tepid welcome from both the Georgetown and greater Washington, D.C. community, with wounds still unhealed 11 weeks after the divisive presidential election. In addition to the official inauguration events, this weekend will see several protests in response to Trump’s presidency, including the Women’s[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top