#WhyIMarch from The New School

Immediately after the election, we sent out a message to our community that said "the Tishman Center stands together with our campus, neighbors, and communities for peace, justice, and solidarity. We believe that everyone has the right to thrive in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable society." For exactly these reasons, some of our staff and leadership chose to march  in the Women's March on January 21st in Washington D.C. and New York City. Scroll down to see photo submissions from New School students, faculty, and staff from the Women's March on Washington.

Nicholas Allanach (staff)

Jill Corson Lake (staff)

#WhyIMarch -- To support women's rights, to support Planned Parenthood and its ability to provide medical care for women and men, to preserve and expand environmental protections, to assert the reality of and risk of climate change, to emphasize the importance of science, to emphasize the role of empathy in representative governance, to support a free press, to support the right to peaceful protest, to support the rights of LGBTQI people, to oppose the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, to support the work of the Office of Civil Rights under the Obama administration, to support the recommendations of the President's Commission on 21st Century Policing, to support immigrants, to support Muslim people, and to support the ACA.

Julie Mason Groob (staff)

I march to advocate for reproductive rights, planned parenthood, immigrant rights and equal pay. I march to protect diversity, inclusivity and decency in our country. #WhyIMarch

Elizabeth Capreol (student)

"I woke up today and felt a surge of excitement that I haven't felt since before the election. Today was amazing to say the least. Now, more than ever, I know it is time to turn our thoughts and feelings into actions. There is hope for a brighter tomorrow but we must at all costs fight for it.You will never again have the comfort of my silence.I marched today for women everywhere in our country and across the globe. I marched for women's rights, human rights, lgbtq rights, racial justice, the arts, the environment, education, immigration and so much more. I marched because every voice counts and I refuse to accept what I can change.Inhale courage, exhale fear.When they go low, we go high."

Ioanna Theocharopoulou (faculty)

Kelly Madera (student)

Mara Aceves (student)

Finn Harries (student)

Peter Wheelwright (faculty)

Adrienne Perovich (staff)

Molly Johnson (staff)

#WhyIMarch because violence against women and violence against the planet are inextricably linked, with dangerous consequences for everyone.

Timo Rissanen (faculty)

Shannon Price (staff)

Ana Baptista (faculty)

Katelin Collier (student)

Emily Bills (faculty)

That's one of the many reasons why I marched this weekend, to support a younger generation of students who I work with every year, who I admire for their active voices, and who deserve my generation's help in creating a more equitable country.
This is a picture of my family--my husband and 3 and 5 year old girls. I teach online and live in Los Angeles. We marched with over 500,000 people in Downtown L.A. My daughter made her sign: "Fight Like A Girl!"

Mariah Doren (faculty)

   

Tamara Oyola-Santiago (staff)

I march because I believe radical love is central to humankind. I march to feel connected. I march with my sister and brother; as  a family we believe there is strength in unity. I march with folks that mobilize, take action, and work to dismantle oppression. I march for justice and hope.

Niklos Tafel (student)

Nadia Elrokhsy (faculty)