Tour of #ResisDANCE will Kick Off This Weekend’s National Marches!
WERK for Peace, the People’s Climate Movement, the #MayDayAction March for Workers and Immigrants, and local DC organizations are teaming up to give march participants the best tour of their nation’s capital.
WASHINGTON, DC. – On Friday, April 28, from 7-10 pm, hundreds of LGBTQ+ dancers and allies will parade down Pennsylvania Ave for an exclusive Tour of #ResisDANCE! The Tour will kick off a weekend of national marches protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of workers, immigrants, and the climate.
The tour will begin at the White House and proceed down Pennsylvania Ave., stopping at various locations such as the Trump Hotel, EPA, IRS, Department of Justice, FBI, and Department of Labor for short speeches, and then ending at the Capitol. Music blaring from massive mobile speakers will bounce beats off of the walls of these buildings reverberating our message that they have WERK to do to make our country and our world a just and peaceful place.
The Tour will be the official kick-off event for the People’s Climate March on Saturday and the May Day Workers and Immigrant March on Monday. According to Anthony Torres, organizer with 350 DC, “We are kicking off a weekend of marches and strikes for climate, worker, and immigrant justice with a Tour of ResisDANCE to connect our struggles against the institutions targeting our communities. From City Hall to the agency headquarters of Trump’s racist, climate-denying, billionaire cabinet, we will take to the streets and reclaim the dancefloor of America.”
All genders, sexualities, and bodies are welcome to join in on the WERK, as it takes all of us to get the #ResisDANCE going! The event is co-sponsored by a number of local organizations, including Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Trans Women of Color Collective, Many Languages One Voice, CODEPINK, Queer Resistance, Taking Action, DC Jobs with Justice, and 350 DC.
Firas Nasr, founding organizer of WERK for Peace, says, “In an intersectional show of celebrating our bodies and our solidarity, we will take to the streets and to the institutions that are actively working to oppress us to assert that we are here and we will #ResisDANCE for peace and justice!”
Photo: Alejandro Alvarez