Boston People’s Inauguration March
BOSTON – Groups representing people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community planned a massive march in downtown Boston to coincide with the Presidential inauguration. They declared the event a “celebration of our communities” for a more just future.
Participants consider Trump’s administration appointments to be a clear assault on the gains that people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and workers have fought for. Organizers noted that the inauguration represents a critical time to be “visible and strong, on both the defense and the offense.”
Impacted communities coordinated the event in parallel with similar events across the country. The “Boston People’s Inauguration” was a peaceful, family-friendly event that underscored the importance of unity across communities and social justice movements in the face of right wing attacks.
The event began in Boston’s Dewey Square, and was followed by rallies at major employers and financial institutions aligned with Trump’s agenda, in that they cater to corporate interests while undermining the rights of workers and tenants.
The celebration marked one of many across the country aligned with the emerging “It Takes Roots to Grow Resistance” coalition, a group building grassroots resistance to the Trump agenda and racism. The coalition’s platform supports “climate, racial, gender, and economic justice” for all, among other key social justice priorities. It is also part of coordinated actions in more than a dozen cities declaring local resistance to Trump, anchored by the Partnership for Working Families.