Inauguration is happening on Friday, and the Women's March is set for Saturday, but it's not all happening down on the Mall. Petworth is having its own Family March on January 21st from 9:45am-11:00am for neighborhood children and families to show their support and solidarity with the Women's March on the National Mall.
With the crowds and potential craziness that such a large, national march might entail but still wanting to participate, some Petworth parents are creating a local march that will be calmer and share with children the importance of community.
“We wanted to create a family-friendly way for parents and children to participate in the demonstration of community across boundaries and resistance to our new administration," said Children's March organizer Victoria Dunn. "By marching together, we believe we are helping our children learn to use their voices and stand for what they believe in.”
The group will meet at Sherman Circle and march together to the Petworth Library for a special story time. They encourage people to bring signs supporting "messages of unity and resistance."
There will be a short program as the group gathers at Sherman Circle (Illinois & 7th St, NW) followed by a singing procession to a social justice-themed story time at the Petworth Library and Upshur Street Books.
"As we will be singing and parading down the sidewalk, please also bring shakers, bells, drums and any other musical instrument."
If you would like more information, contact organizers Rachael Friedlander, Kait Hildner and Victoria Dunn.