March 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm EST | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Upcoming D.C. protests
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The Resist movement is roaring on several fronts and Washington is even more a demonstration site magnet than usual. Here are a few to note:

Indigenous Women Rise: Native Nations March is today (Friday, March 10) on the National Mall from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Express solidarity by wearing a turquoise scarf or shawl or get one at sacredx.com. Details at nativenationsrise.org.

The Syrian Revolution Anniversary Rally will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the U.S. Capitol to “honor the original demands of the Syrian Revolution on its sixth anniversary.” Details at revolutionunitesus.com.

• Make America Great Again will holds its Washington D.C. MAGA March on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to march from the Washington Monument to the White House to “stand up for America … our president, vice president, military and first responders.” Details at magamarch.org.

• IfNotNow offers Jewish Resistance at AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) on Sunday, March 26 from noon-8 p.m. to greet Trump as he visits the AIPAC to “end AIPAC’s fiction that the American Jewish community supports endless occupation.” Details at ifnotnowmovement.org.

The Fire the Fool Declaration Rally will be held on Saturday, April 1 from noon-8 p.m. on the Mall to “impart a satirical, symbolic and powerful message of firing (impeaching) President Donald J. Trump and to empower citizens all around the country to take power in their own political systems.” Look for the event on Facebook for details.

• The third annual United for Blue March and Rally will be held on Saturday, April 8 at noon at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (418 F St., N.E.) to support police. Look for the event on Facebook for details.

• The Ascent of the Resistance will hold its Tax March on Washington on Saturday, April 15 from noon-4 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol West Front Fountain to “march and show Donald Trump that he owes us transparency. Two-thirds of Americans are concerned that he may be putting his interests ahead of the country’s. Until we see his tax returns, we can’t know for sure.” Details at taxmarch.org.

The March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March is Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the National Mall to “defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.” Speeches, musical performances, trainings with scientists and a march will be part of the event. Details at marchforscience.com.

• Jewish World Watch offers its third annual Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, April 23 at the Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., S.W.) to show that “genocide is not a thing of the past” and to “take a step closer to a world without genocide.” Details at walktoendgenocide.org.

• The Moms Clean Air Force presents the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29 to “let Trump know that we won’t let him pollute the air and wreck the climate on our watch,” the event’s Facebook page says. Tickets and details at action.momscleanairforce.org.

• Resist D.C. plans its Protest Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, April 29 at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Trump has said he is not attending the event, but it appears the protest is still planned. Look for the event on Facebook for details.

The Workers March on Washington is Sunday, April 30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for teachers, drivers, mechanics, nurses, cooks and anyone who feels their livelihood is threatened. “If you’re tired of working hard and not getting anywhere, if you feel the ‘American Dream’ is out of reach for most of us, come march with us,” its Facebook page says. Looks for the event on Facebook for details.

The Immigrants’ March will be held on Saturday, May 6 on the Mall to “show the world we will not be intimidated by the attacks on immigrants in our country and those seeking opportunity in the United States.” Local political consultant/activist Erick Sanchez is organizing. Look for the event on Facebook for details.

The LGBT March on Washington will be held on Capital Pride weekend on Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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