Hundreds of Chicagoans spent much of this weekend on the bus.
They joined travelers from across the country in journeying to Washington DC for the Women’s March on Washington – a protest against the newly inaugurated Trump administration. WBEZ’s Miles Bryan caught up with a group of about 110 women from the South Side who made the trek to the nation’s capital.
Arlene Hambrick, from Morgan Park, is traveling solo to the Women’s March. But this isn’t her first time marching on Washington. “My brother, Robert L. Storman, helped put together the Million Man March (in 1995),” She said. “We may have fewer people—but this going to be electric. People, especially women, are stepping up. Women have found their voices and they want them heard. They are not willing in this day and age to be treated as second class citizens.” Our reporter Miles Bryan travelling to D.C. with Chicagoans heading to the Women’s March on Washington and sending us updates from the road. 📧Check back soon for more.
Chicagoans Victoria Nodal, 60, Dolores Gonzalez, 34, and Ariana Tevenal, 17, are grandmother, mom, and daughter. All three are in D.C. for the #WomensMarchonWashington today. “I want [my daughter and granddaughter] to know that you don’t just sit back and complain—you do something,” Nodal said. “Letting the world know that you aren’t OK with what’s going on.” WBEZ’s Miles Bryan is on the road to D.C. with a bus full of Chicagoans. Watch our feed for more updates from him.