The Women's March on Washington in January, 2017, was a unique, unprecedented, and historically significant event. Though surely not the only contemporary protest movement in strong response to the 2016 US presidential election results, the Women's March was singular in many ways. And it was not without it's crirics. In calling this "The Women's March," we are forced to ask ourselves a variety of questions, including: Which women are marching? Which women does the march support? This exhibit explores these questions, and others, through the perspectives of Muhlenberg students who attended the march and participated in our oral history project for this course.
- Rebecca MacKillop
Homemade knit hats in various shades created a pink sea at the Women's March on D.C. and the various sister marches across the world. This exhibit explores what women wore to the Women's March on Washington, and how that clothing has meaning within their protest. A large focus of this analysis is on the pussy hats. Who made them? Where did the idea begin? What did they/do they symbolize?
- Jessica Land
This exploration of the familial experience of the Women's March on D.C. works to tell the story of members in the Muhlenberg community. This exhibit seeks to highlight the importance of what it means to march alongside family, how political ideas can differ or be adapted by family members, and the different value each generation places on political protest.
- Anthony Fillis
This exhibit explores social media and the relationship it has in the planning, organizing, recruitment, and covering of protests, specifically the Women's March on Washington in January 2017. It sheds light on the introduction of the hashtag, as well as the importance of archiving.
- Zachary Cimring
Now what? This question is one many have asked after attending a march or protest. So we marched, now what? How do we continue that idea? This exhibit explores the way members of the Muhlenberg community continued to protest or further a cause after the event was over by focusing on campus conversations.