In January of 2017, my father and I flew to Washington DC for the Women’s March on Washington.
The Women’s March on Washington was a March that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was a March in which we marched in solidarity with the women of the US because of our new president and his masaugonist tendencies.
As well, it was somewhat a protest against Donald Trump in general, as we felt his election was a horrible development in the state of the USA.
Even though we were both white men, we felt it was incredibly necessary for men like us to show solidarity for women and other oppressed groups in the United States on such a rough time for those groups. As well, it was incredibly eye-opening to see how people could come together at such a rough time.
Women’s March on Washington
After school on several different occassions I went up to 126th street to volunteer for Association to Benefit Children‘s location at Echo Park. I worked with kids from the preschool who were doing after school. I played with them, cleaned up after them, and taught them some math. There were two after school teachers and about 10 kids, so they had their hands full, so my being there gave them a little bit of a break. This organization does great things for the children of the area, and it was really a great experience working with them because I was able to have fun with the kids while also feeling I was doing some good for the children and parents of the area and for the teachers who work there (Plus, it gave me a serious newfound respect for preschool teachers).