The Women's March Protests Trump With Resistance Revival Chorus
The resistance is ongoing.
Today marks the six month anniversary of the Women’s March, the legendary protest event that occurred throughout the world following Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration. To commemorate its ongoing resistance to Trump’s policies and championing women’s solidarity, the Women’s March activist group took to Manhattan’s Times Square on Sunday for a flash mob.
32 women, all dressed in white, sang the song “Rich Man’s House” as the Resistance Revival Chorus, changing the protest song’s final verses to make a statement to Trump:
Went down to the White House and I
Took back what they stole from me (Took it back)
Took back my dignity (Took it back)
Took back my humanity
Now he’s under my feet, under my feet, under my feet, under my feet
Ain’t gonna let the system walk all over me
In an interview with Mic, flash mob co-organizer Paola Mendoza said that the goal of the event was to “take over a section of New York City that is a multitude of different types of people, of tourists from all over the country and all over the world, and to say, ‘This is what is happening in this city; art is at the heart of the resistance, and hear our voice, because the resistance isn’t going anywhere.'”
The Resistance Revival Chorus will be performing with the Women’s March again on Monday, opening and closing Resistance Revival Night, which will showcase an assortment of as-yet unannounced artists performing protest songs. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at City Winery, and will be the first in a monthly series of pop-up protest concerts Women’s March organizers have planned with organizers from the Working Families Party.
“Putting together this project had in itself been a restoration of force for me,” fellow flash mob co-organizer Ginny Suss said. “I put a call out to tons of the singers I know from years working in the music industry but did not expect a big response. This project requires people to donate their time and energy. I was blown away by the response; we now have close to 70 singers involved. Music really can heal. Coming together and connecting with a large group of amazing women can heal.”
Check out the video of the flash mob below.