Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox and Olivia Munn are among the famous names joining Women’s March L.A. on Jan. 20 to support women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties and social justice.
This is the second annual march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, which started last year as part of a worldwide protest in the wake of President Trump taking office.
Other stars set to join this year’s march include Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde and Larry Wilmore, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A year into the Trump presidency, focus on women’s rights and gender equality has never been greater in light of the multiple sexual harassment accusations that have rocked Hollywood and sparked the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Female empowerment dominated the Golden Globes last Sunday as countless stars wore head-to-toe black protesting sexual assault, abuse and harassment in Hollywood, and supporting those who have spoken out about these issues. This comes after heavyweights like Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Louis C.K., Morgan Spurlock, and many more of have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge are also expected to perform at Women’s March Los Angeles.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in Pershing Square, with the march beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding in Grand Park around 3 p.m. It’s also expected to stream on Facebook Live.
It is estimated that between 3,267,134 and 5,246,670 people participated in the Women’s March in the United States in January 2017.