Woman's March in Downtown Los Angeles: Photo: María Margarita López
In downtown Los Angeles muralist Judith Baca spoke at the Woman's March and later shared her speech on Facebook. It was "more or less ad-libbed" Baca said after posting it. Nonetheless, it is an elegant mission statement that speaks to a lifetime of work; of producing murals as a collective engagement with community. Baca greeted the Los Angeles marchers as Angelitos and welcomed them to "the official inauguration of President Trump. For me today all you you are the best news I have heard since November."
Baca, Judy . "Woman's March in Los Angeles." Speech, Woman's March in Los Angeles, Downtown, Los Angeles, January 21, 2017.
Photo: Dave Bullock
Muralist and UCLA Professor Judith Baca with Debra Padilla, Director of SPARC, at the immigrant march on Broadway in Los Angeles on May 1, 2006. With an estimated 500,000 marchers it was largest protest in Los Angeles until today. LA's Woman's March, a sister march to the gathering in Washington, D.C., had an estimated 750,000 walkers, according to organizers. LAPD put the number at 100,000 people attending. Photo: Ed Fuentes
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico