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“The Year of Our Awakening”: Global Protests Mark Anniversary of Women’s March & Trump Inauguration
Hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets across the country this weekend to mark the first anniversary of last year’s historic Women’s March protesting President Trump’s inauguration. As Democracy Now! broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, protesters braved freezing temperatures and a snowstorm to take part in a Respect Rally.
Amy Goodman Questions Ruth Bader Ginsburg About #MeToo Movement at Sundance Film Festival
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was at Sundance for the premiere of the new documentary ”RGB” and spoke to Amy Goodman about the her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March. When Ginsburg argued before the Supreme Court the first time in 1972, she quoted Sarah Grimke, the noted abolitionist and advocate of equal rights for men and women, who said, “I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” Goodman asked if this demand still stands.
“RBG”: New Documentary Celebrates Life of Groundbreaking Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
One of the most talked-about documentaries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival looks at the groundbreaking life of the nearly 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 2018 marks her 25th year on the court, and she has no plans to retire. Ginsburg first gained fame in the 1970s when she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court. In recent years, Ginsburg’s public profile has soared as the court has swerved to the right. Ginsburg often now finds herself on the dissenting side of opinions.