With just one day remaining until the 2016 election, women and men alike took to the West Village streets Sunday afternoon in the March Against Misogyny to protest Donald Trump. The event was organized by activist and musician Carolyn Marosy to combat the rhetoric of the Republican presidential nominee, as well as the culture of sexual assault more broadly.
Hosted by Pussy Grabs Back, the Stonewall Inn, and Henrietta Hudson, the march began at 1pm with speakers ranging from NYC Assemblymember Deborah Glick and City Councilman Corey Johnson to the Emeritus Board President of Marriage Equality USA Cathy Merino-Thomas and Stonewall Inn co-owner Stacy Lentz. The march departed from Stonewall at 3:30pm and extended to Henrietta Hudson, a bar that hosted the after-party.
The rally remained peaceful, with chants and signage focused primarily on the theme of respect. The Voice caught up with rallyers at the after-party, where several bands and a DJ contributed music and “Vaginas Against Trump” shirts were sold.