The Resistance Is Female

(April 5, 2017; Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams): “The global women’s marches that took place after President Donald Trump’s election will receive the Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN America, the literary organization that champions human rights. PEN announced on Wednesday that ‘The Women’s March’ has won the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award. Bob Bland, a woman who helped organize and served as a co-chair of the march, will accept the prize on behalf of the movement at PEN’s literary gala on April 25 in New York. ‘The Women’s March began as a quixotic idea shared with friends on Facebook. In the hands of 99.9 percent of people, it would have ended there, as a pipe dream. But Bob Bland and the group of women who joined her forged a powerful, diverse coalition that worked with immense drive to win over skeptics and build the support of an extraordinarily broad coalition of which PEN America became part,’ said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN America….”

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