It was remarkable! It was amazing! It rocked my hippie soul!
The Tucson Women’s March
(in solidarity with demonstrations all over the world!)
drew 15,000 men, women, and children
of every race and creed, every age and orientation,
AND there wasn’t a single arrest or act of violence!
I am convinced…
Some of us have been “hibernating” since the election…
talking, drumming, sitting in circle, conjuring,
and preparing ourselves…
but on January 21, 2017 we came out of hibernation
ROARING with new energy and passion!
Saturday people came together…
thousands and thousands and thousands of them in Tucson!
because we must…
I am pleased that young wimmin and male allies, who have different life experiences than I do, different needs, different worries, came to join us in this struggle.
Like many women my age…
but I have grandchildren and the Girlz With HeART and
willing to do what I have to make sure we
I am no fool,
I know this is going to be a fevered battle
but I feel energized and enthused about continuing to be a part
of a movement I first joined in 1966.
We had a poster making potluck at The Cottage…
a sisterhood of untamed wimmin who know…
who have been through many trails and setbacks in their own lives
but continue to say…
because we have become the wise elders
who thoughtfully carry the history of many social justice causes
and the experience of much hard work in the trenches,
over many decades,
into the future…
Each in our own way…pulling together…
speaking up for children, the earth, the homeless,
the rejected, and, especially,
those who have experienced violence and hate.
We gathered at The Cottage,
car-pooled to Armory Park,
and joined thousands already assembling on a rainy, windy day!
It was exhilarating to share the positive energy
and to see so many of us willing to take to the streets
to protect basic social, economic, and spiritual values.
There were lots of messages,
lots of causes & concerns…
but, most importantly,
I think women proclaimed loud and clear…
For some of us, this struggle is very personal…
we have been working for decades
to insure that women have every opportunity
to honor themselves and their bodies
and to make informed, supported choices.
Many of us remember the brave, relentless suffragettes
who risked imprisonment and death
to assure women have the right to vote.
Saturday we proved we are ready for and willing to
stand up, speak up, and act up
to continue to focus attention on those who are most vulnerable…
Never under-estimate a group pf empowered women!
We refuse or to comply,
to be silent,
to think we are powerless,
to allow hatred to win…
and we’re NOT going away,
we’re in it for the long haul…
we’re in it to win!
Are you in? Will you join us? Can we count on you to help out?
we have lots of wonderful plans and much hard work to do…
We’re a powerful, passionate, creative tribe and we’re up to the challenge!
We’re ready to RISE UP!
With peace and love and solidarity,
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