For the family record books: Women’s March, Jan. 21, 2017

22 01 2017
Women's March participants at the Hawaii State Capitol: Pete, Perrin, Rebekah, Ayla

Pete, Perrin, Rebekah and Ayla gather at the Hawaii State Capitol on a rainy morning for the Women’s March in Honolulu. (Photo by Valerie J. Lam)

Mom and Dad had to work, so Papa (DH) and Popo (I) brought Perrin and Ayla with them to the Women’s March for the history-making demonstration the day after the 45th President was inaugurated. The 5-year-old was engaged. Her older sister, who reads signage well, seemed to take it all in with a guarded attitude. We marched in solidarity with millions of others who marched on Washington, D.C., and around the world.

Excerpt from the Mission Statement of the Women’s March on O‘ahu: “In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in solidarity to show presence in numbers too great to ignore, to elevate and advance issues that are important to women, families, children, and communities.”

January 21 is my mother’s birthday. If she were living, she would have turned 100 yesterday!

Hawaii Capitol and the State seal and motto: Ua mau ke ola o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

Hawaii Capitol and the State seal and motto: “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono.”  The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

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Perrin, 5, put a rainbow on the flip side to match her dress.

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Our Aunty Pat and Aunty Karen, life-long activists, display their adult messages in bold type. Photo bomber flashes the shaka sign.

 

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