Yesterday, more than 8,000 people gathered in Park City, UT during the Sundance Film Festival for the Women’s March on Main St. The peaceful yet powerful march was led by talk-show host, author and comedian Chelsea Handler. Among the mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, daughters and sons, and sisters and brothers marching together, luminaries of the creative community also joined Handler including Charlize Theron, John Legend, Mary McCormack, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Joshua Jackson, Benjamin Bratt, Laura Dern, Aisha Tyler, Laura Prepon, Jennifer Beals, Jurnee Smollett, among others.
Following the march, Handler and McCormack addressed the sea of passionate women and men.
Handler stated: “This isn’t 1917; it’s 2017. We shouldn’t have to fight for progress we’ve already made, but we’re ready to. It’s our duty to take care of the next generation and to ensure that our children have the same access to the essential services that we did… and this is coming from somebody who doesn’t have children. But, as a responsible citizen, I know that we have a duty to protect everyone else’s children.”
McCormack added: “We’ll leave you with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt… ‘A woman is like a tea bag… you never know how strong it is until you put it in hot water.’”
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