Scripps Student Organizers, a group of approximately 20 Scripps College and 5C students interested in campus organizing, coordinated for 5C students to attend the #MeToo Survivors’ March in Los Angeles Nov. 10.
#MeToo March International is an “organization and movement of intersectional feminism for the 99 percent … dedicated [to] amplifying voices of survivors from marginalized and underserved communities,” according to their Facebook event “#MeToo Survivors’ March 2018.”
Scripps Student Organizers brought approximately eight 5C students to the rally, making up a sizable section of the 70 or so protesters at the event, organizer Antonia Capossela SC ’21 said.
Capossela felt that Scripps Student Organizers made a tangible impact by attending the rally.
“We were largely white women who went, and I think in that way we were physically moving our bodies and our privilege to try to bring more attention to these issues that aren’t in the mainstream of the #MeToo movement,” she said.
Capossela appreciated the intersectionality and effectiveness of the speakers who attended the rally.
“There was a whole panel of speakers who were all really incredible and [the rally] did a really good job of being incredibly intersectional,” Capossela said. “They had a disabled woman of color, farm workers from Mexico who came, and there were a bunch of different trans organizers who talked about their experiences in organizing and [being] in the #MeToo movement, and [the speakers] sort of tried to bring a more holistic view to the #MeToo movement.”
The march included speeches by TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year Sandra Pezqueda, Afghan-American social worker Madinah Wardak, and political strategist Jasmyne Cannick, along with several others, according to the Facebook event.
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