OnPoint on WACH Fox: Women and political activism
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - On this week's edition of OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at the issue of women and political activism.
What began as a Facebook event created in the days following the 2016 Presidential election by a handful of women with no grassroots organizing experience, resulted in a staggering global demonstration of solidarity and resistance the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.
An estimated five million people gathered in the streets around the world to protest the Trump presidency and what they call "the threat of his polarizing regime and administration."
The women's march on Washington became so much more than that, though. What was initially intended to highlight women's issues expanded its official platform to include civil rights for people of color, the LGBTQ and disability communities, and refugees and undocumented immigrants. There were more than 670 sister rallies in all 50 states and on every continent, including Antarctica.
It's now being called the largest U.S.- centric protest in history.
This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox we invite several Midlands women who participated in the march to highlight the issues important to them and how others can keep the conversation going.