Members of the St. Michael's Community rally around the Women's March

St. Michael's students, professors and alumni marched with millions in the Women's March on Washington and in sister marches around the world.

  1. Earlier today SMC students Sophie Adams, '18, Lauren Meucci '20,  Kristin Stainton '20, and Rachel High '20, jammed to music on a portable speaker with other marchers while waiting to start marching at the Women's March in Montpelier #SMCmarches
    Earlier today SMC students Sophie Adams, '18, Lauren Meucci '20, Kristin Stainton '20, and Rachel High '20, jammed to music on a portable speaker with other marchers while waiting to start marching at the Women's March in Montpelier #SMCmarches
  2. As millions rallied around the country, St. Michael's students and faculty gathered into two vans at 10:30 am to get to Montpelier for the Vermont's sister rally of the Women's March on Washington Saturday, Jan. 21. Other students joined caravaning up with friends. Traffic getting to the march turned a typically 40-minute drive to an hours-long ordeal with I-89 backed up for miles.
  3. Photo by Maddy Linden. SMC students gather at the Women's March in Washington D.C., joining people of all races, genders, and religions. If you are marching today use these hashtags to share with us: #smcmarches #SMCinDC
    Photo by Maddy Linden. SMC students gather at the Women's March in Washington D.C., joining people of all races, genders, and religions. If you are marching today use these hashtags to share with us: #smcmarches #SMCinDC
  4. Others left Vermont, going to Washington, D.C. for the official march, Boston, New York or other cities for sister marches.
  5. Protester Sarah Zitoli is confronted by a Trump supporter during the Women's March on Washington Jan. 21.
    Photo by Haley Clark, '17.
  6. This is what a feminist looks like 馃毢 #womensmarch #SITstudyabroad #IHP #SMCinDC #smcmarches #smcvt
    This is what a feminist looks like 馃毢 #womensmarch #SITstudyabroad #IHP #SMCinDC #smcmarches #smcvt
  7. Sadie Taylor, '17, stands in front of the Capitol with her sign: Nasty Women Grab Back. Jan. 21.
    Photo by Haley Clark.
  8. #smcvt alumni take on the capital #smcindc #smcmarches
    #smcvt alumni take on the capital #smcindc #smcmarches
  9. Alumni gathered in D.C. for the Women's March. Top: Siham Elhamoumi, '17, Kate Bailey, '11, Emily Sanderson, '15, Julia Crisman, '16, Jamila Headley, '07, Emily McNally, '10. Bottom: Meaghan Diffenderfer, '16, Michelle O'Donnell, '16, Professor Trish Siplon, Leah Jeffries, '07.
    Photo contributed by Meaghan Diffenderfer.
  10. Raymond King Fisher of Standing Rock South Dakota traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Women's March Jan. 21.
    Photo by Haley Clark.
  11. "The streets were packed with people. We couldn't get close enough to the stage to listen to the speakers or see them on the jumbotrons. Even when the organizers said the march was canceled because there were too many people, people started walking and the streets filled," said Veronica Graham, '18, pictured above. She traveled to D.C. with nine other St. Michael's students.
    Photo by Haley Clark.
  12. Alanna Moriarty, '17, went down to New York City to march. An estimated 400,000 people gathered in Manhattan Jan. 21, according to Mayor de Blasio's office.
    Photo by Alanna Moriarty.
  13. Kelley Walsh, '17, marches with her friend in Boston Jan. 21.
    Photo contributed by Kelley Walsh.
  14. Students abroad had the opportunity to march in sister marches across the world. There were over 70 sister marches in cities outside the United States on all seven continents.
  15. Aisling O'Leary, '18, attended a sister march in Galway, Ireland.
    Photo by Aisling O'Leary.
  16. Ben Cohen, '18, is currently studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark where he attended the sister march with friends.
    Photo by Ben Cohen.
  17. "It was a fairly even mix of Americans abroad and Danes, with slightly more Danes than Americans. The vibe had some significant element of indignation and anger, but hopefulness, togetherness, and solidarity were by far the most overwhelming feelings. Trump is a well-known and unpopular figure in Denmark, and most Danes are sympathetic toward Americans. The feeling there really transcended nationality, though, it was much more a feeling of citizens of the world uniting against injustice. It was an incredible experience," Ben Cohen told The Defender.
    Photo by Ben Cohen.
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