A day after Donald Trump swore to the presidency of the United States, about 400,000 people will participate in the Women's March in Washington DC to voice their concerns about the administration of the tycoon and thousands more will be present in demonstrations of solidarity in other cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
What began as a Facebook status of a Hawaiian grandmother suggesting a major rally against the president-elect in the US capital has exploded into one of the largest national and international demonstrations of the last decade.
In the Big Apple, more than 65,000 individuals are expected to walk from Dag Hammarskjold Square to the offices of the United Nations to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
Since the march was announced, Hispanic women have not lagged behind in mobilizing their community.
"I think it's very important that Latinas participate and take a stand against intolerance the day after [Trump] takes the job," said singer Cecilia Villar Eljuri who is one of the organizers of the march in New York. She feels it is important for the president-elect to know that they have been watching him since his first day in the White House.
Why Ecuador raised in New York created a video to encourage more Hispanics to participate. "We are the majority minority, we have a lot of power and it is important that our voices are represented , " he added.
Villar will be participating with his own team of about 50 people called Eljuri , his artist name.
The Mexican Maria de los Angeles , marches for the rights of women and immigrants. "Women's rights and the rights of immigrants are closely linked," said the artist who has created suits to protest the march on Saturday.
After Trump won, the artist along with mentors and colleagues formed the group We Make America , which alludes to Trump's motto "Make America Great Again". The group already participated in an artistic demonstration at the front of Trump Tower and for last month the group has created posters and signs for the marches in New York and DC.
The 28-year-old arrived in California at 11 and is a recipient of DACA. She described that her life, art, and way of thinking has been directly affected by her "illegal" existence in the country she considers her home.
"[Trump] used my illegality as a girl coming here and it irritates me that I use stereotypes to win her choice but I will not be ashamed of my story," he said.
Because of her immigration status, María is going to stay in New York to avoid the risk of being arrested in the capital since people with a criminal record are the most likely to be deported.
Luisa Sánchez , 31, said she has many reasons to leave but will be defending the rights of women she feels Trump does not prioritize like pay equity, maternity leave rights, and reproduction rights.
"Besides, I really believe that only its existence in the chair of the president has normalized intolerance and machista actions," said the border Mexican who will march in New York and also if he can in DC where he lives and works for a company of computing.
"I think it's important for him to see that he's just one, and we're together, " he added.
Details of the March in New York
The Women's March in New York City will begin with a demonstration at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, 21 January at the Dag Hammarskjöld Square, United Nations Building.
The event will feature speakers including New York State Senator Liz Krueger, Michele Irimia, a Cuban-American educator and member of the Heritage Price Board, who organize the LGBT Parade among others. He will also play Kashish, a Muslim-American singer and a choral group called HERmonics.
Immediately afterwards, a group of female drummers will lead the first wave of the procession to Trump Tower at 721 Fifth Avenue.
To facilitate walking, the organizers urge you to register online at https://thehumanfirstsociety.org/ .