Two national academic associations have announced their participation in a “Women’s March” later this month to protest “the rhetoric of the past election cycle.”
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) are both listed among the official partners of the Women’s March on Washington D.C., which is expected to convene more than 200,000 women from across the United States on January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us—immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault—and our communities are hurting and scared,” the event’s mission statement begins.
“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” the statement continues, predicting that “the Women’s March on Washington will send a bo…
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