Women’s March to be Held Saturday in Baltimore

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Photo by Xandra Ellin, via Jmore

By Simone Ellin

Until the 2016 presidential campaign season, Owings Mills resident Jill Hornstein wasn’t the least bit interested in current affairs. “I hated history and politics,” says Hornstein, a mother and physical therapist who attends Beth Israel Congregation.

But one night, she and her family turned on a televised Republican presidential debate. “As we watched the candidates, my 11-year-old son said, ‘My teachers wouldn’t let me act this way in school,’” recalls Hornstein. “At that point, I realized we had to fight for our kids.”

Today, Hornstein is co-coordinator with local activist Camille Mihalic of the second annual Baltimore Women’s March–March Forward. The Jan. 20 march will begin with an 11 a.m. rally at the War Memorial Plaza downtown, followed by a walk to the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square.

Read more about the organizers’ goals and the makings of their event from our friends at Jmore.

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