Women’s March precautions and vigil

I’m so glad I noticed the Women’s March precautions posted on Facebook by my friend, Keren Taylor, CEO of one of my favorite non-profits, WriteGirl.   WriteGirl promotes creativity and self- expression to empower girls within a community of women writers.

HEAR OUR VOICE by Liza Donovan was one of five graphics chosen from The Amplifier Foundation’s public call for art for the Women’s March on Washington.

Here’s what Keren had to say:

If you’re going to DC, Boston Los Angeles, SF, etc. to take part in a peaceful gathering, here are some good tips from a wise friend:

  • Keep your cool.
  • Do not offer personal information to unsolicited requests.
  • Stay to the edges of the crowd.
  • Have a meet-up-if-you-get-separated plan.
  • Do not count on your cell phones.
  • Write important information on your forearm in Sharpie. It will wash off eventually.
  • Stay hydrated and never pass up an opportunity to use a toilet.
  • Wear the right shoes
  • Don’t carry anything you can’t lose.

And most important in my mind:

LISTEN to the energy and calmly leave if you have any doubts about anything.

Please everyone, if you’re marching or even just standing on the sidelines, stay safe. We all need to get home in one piece so we can go on to do our work for our country.

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And to help keep us safe, my friend and fellow poet, Reverend Linda Rhinehart Neas, invites those who aren’t marching to participate in a vigil. She writes:

Many of us cannot go to Washington DC to support the Women’s March, so I wanted to do something for those of us who will not be there to show our support. I will be hosting this vigil. 

Those who can attend our online vigil are invited to share words of support, light candles, drum, burn sage, sing, meditate…however Spirit moves you to show your support. If you are attending the March in Washington DC or one of the 268 (so far) Sister Marches, please let us know. 

Please feel free to add words of encouragement/prayers/poems to this page for all to see. Marchers are welcome to share photos, update during the event. 

Blessings!

Thank you Linda and Keren. Looks like we’ve got it covered.

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