2018 Women’s Marchers cheerful, resolute

Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on January 24, 2018 1:39PM

Marchers came in all sizes, ages and descriptions for the Second Annual Women’s March on Joseph Main Street Jan. 20.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain

Marchers came in all sizes, ages and descriptions for the Second Annual Women’s March on Joseph Main Street Jan. 20.

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Signs with a variety of messages were carried by walkers in the 2018 Second Annual Women’s March Jan. 20 on Joseph Main Street.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain

Signs with a variety of messages were carried by walkers in the 2018 Second Annual Women’s March Jan. 20 on Joseph Main Street.

A very orderly Second Annual Women’s March protesters in downtown Joseph on  Jan. 20 walked the walk and were prepared to talk (or shout) the talk.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain

A very orderly Second Annual Women’s March protesters in downtown Joseph on Jan. 20 walked the walk and were prepared to talk (or shout) the talk.

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A cheerful crowd of approximately 150 met in Joseph for the Second Annual Women’s March Jan. 20. The group traversed Main Street with signs and flags proclaiming a continued dissatisfaction with the Trump administration and Trump personally and expressing a belief in the dignity of women and all other individuals.

Cheerful signals a change in how marchers and their allies are moving forward from last year’s event.

The march of 2017 saw approximately 300 angry individuals in Joseph. The 2018 Wallowa County group, though smaller, met with more confidence than they had exhibited at the first march.

A year down the road, the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo movement also played a role in setting the theme.





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