Santa Cruz Women’s March

The thing about marches and rallies and activism are that they are good for the soul. It’s a form of fellowship, not unlike the feeling I had back in my church-going days. It’s nice to know you’re not alone, in the resistance, and for me nothing replaces the solidarity of in-person activism. And in Santa Cruz on Saturday, it was packed — nearly 20,000 marched, in the main drag, downtown.

My Favorite Chant:

We need a leader, not a creepy Tweeter!



My Favorite Sign:

Grab Them By The Midterms

Me standing in front of my favorite sign, Santa Cruz Women’s March 2018

Note on the signs: there were soooo many signs. There usually are at marches and political rallies, but even so, this rally seemed sign-heavy. Many of the signs were creative, and for those of you who belong to the grammar police, all of the signs I saw were spelled correctly 😉


Downtown Santa Cruz, 2018 “Be The Change” Women’s March


And lastly, a little video footage from the tail end of the march:


More video, news clip:

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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

Consider this post an invitation, an invitation to comment and collaborate ~ In Solidarity, JE

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