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Guide to the California Women's March posters and ephemera, 2017
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Description
The bulk of this collection consists of 288 posters collected from various Women’s Marches in California, plus some ephemera and artifacts that accompanied or supplements the posters. The ephemera includes testimonials, photographs, and media coverage. The artifacts include pussy hats, sashes, and pin-back buttons. The marches represented took place in Albany, Chico, Los Angeles, Oakland, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Rosa; Californians also marched in Washington, DC.
Background
The Women's March was a worldwide protest that happened on January 21, 2017. Marches occurred across California, the United States, and the world. Held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the event drew millions of people, and photographs of posters from the march were immediately circulated on social media as well as traditional media. Marchers were advocating for a multitude of issues including women's rights, human rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, LGBTQ rights, gender equality, racial equality, freedom of religion, workers' rights, and the environment and climate change.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Any applicable literary rights would reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please email sutro@library.ca.gov