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Constance Wu among Celebrities to join Women’s March on Washington

Constance Wu

By Ed Diokno


Actress Constance Wu of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat and an outspoken Hillary Clinton  supporter will join the Women’s March on Washington, along with a contingent of celebrities  including Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher and among others.
“I think having a march in Washington that is headlined and frontlined and led by women is a statement about the patriarchal standards that we don’t even see because they are so woven into the fabric of our existence,” Wu told The Hollywood Reporter. 


These celebrities will be joined by numerous AAPI organizations:


  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations – Connecticut (CAIR-CT)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area
  • GABRIELA Washington, D.C.
  • Indian American Democratic Club
  • Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
  • Korean Resource Center
  • Muslim Community Network
  • Muslim Women’s Alliance
  • National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
  • Women for Afghan Women

Following the march, at 4 p.m., NAPAWF will host a post-event convening to strategize with other AAPI activists in preparation for the first 100 days of the Trump administration. The convening will provide space for AAPI women and transgender people to debrief the march and reflect and share in community, as well as looking ahead to resistance in 2017.
Other marches will be held throughout the country, London and Germany. In the San Francisco Bay Area, go here; Los AngelesNew York CityHonoluluSeattle; and Chicago. For information on the march in other areas, just Google the name of the city and “women’s march.”
Launched by a Hawaii grandmother who was devastated by the results of Nov. 8, she posted on the Pantsuits Nation website, “I think we should march.” The idea kept gaining momentum that will culminate on Jan. 21.


“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” reads the website for the march. “The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”
Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.

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