Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women: About the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

About the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

The Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women took place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

The March was organized by Harmel Codi, Gina Gareau-Clark, Janel Green, Gerald A, Griggs, Blynne Olivieri and Aisha Yaqoob.

Speakers included Stacey Y. Abrams, Park Cannon, Stephanie Davis, Vincent Fort, Staci Fox, Shirley Franklin, Dr. Francys Johnson, Hank Johnson, John Lewis, Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Luma Mufleh, Tiffany Roberts and Tanya Washington.

Marchers congregated at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and marched to Liberty Plaza, adjacent to the State Capitol Building. Ten thousand protesters were expected to take part, however, it is estimated that over 60,000 people attended.

(Image courtesy of Omar Khalid)


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