from l.a. to d.c. and back in less than 72 hours
I’ll be back at LAX seventy-one hours after I left.
Here are some clips of the reason I came out here!
In my time in DC, I have:
been in a meeting with fifty women from all over America (various CODEPINK chapters)
seen Joan Baez sing (as did my mother before me at Vietnam protests) and heard Margot Kidder speak
met the founders of my antiwar group
marched with 10,000 women down Pennsylvania Ave.
marched with THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE through the streets of DC
carried a twelve foot tall pink slip reading FIRE BUSH in said march
met an absolutely amazing local guy in the process of protesting
spent the rest of the day walking around the Mall so the same guy could show me around
consumed grits in the state of Virginia
saw the Smithsonian American History Museum
met boadiccea in person for the first time!
visited the Green Festival put on by Global Exchange
saw a screening of the Ground Truth at Busboys and Poets
learned how to go without sleep almost entirely.
It’s been an amazing experience, and I’ll write the whole thing up on the plane tomorrow. Meanwhile, I have to be out of here in two hours to catch Metro to the airport, and I have to come down from the weekend enough to work.
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