A Year After The Women's March, What's Changed?

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The crowd at the Women's March in Boston last year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd at the Women's March in Boston last year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This weekend, there will be at least 25 events happening across the state to mark one year since the Women's March.

The most heavily attended is likely to be the march on Cambridge Common, which will feature speakers like Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

The event is not expected to draw the same kind of crowd as last year when an estimated 175,000 people descended on Boston Common a day after President Trump's inauguration.

WBUR's Deb Becker spoke to three women — Karen Cosmas, executive director of March Forward Massachusetts; Esther Brownsmith with the January Coalition; Tina Chéry, president of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute — who will be participating in events tied to this year's Women's March in the Boston area.

The women discussed on Morning Edition what they think has changed since they participated in last year's march — and what changes they believe are ahead for 2018.

This segment aired on January 19, 2018.


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