The day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, the Women’s March on Washington will take place on Jan. 21, with an estimated 100,000 women taking to the streets of Washington, DC.
On Monday, the Women’s March on Washington announced the celebrity participants in its Artist Table, chaired by actress America Ferrera (“Superstore”), with participants including Chelsea Handler, Zendaya, Amy Schumer, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher and many others.
“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” said Ferrera in a statement, reports Entertainment Weekly. “As artists, women, and most importantly dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity, and rights of our communities. Immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, racial justice and environmental rights are not special interests, they affect us all and should be every American’s concern.”
Other famous faces scheduled to join the march include Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Padma Lakshmi, Shantell Martin, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore, Hari Nef, Monica Raymond, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Olivia Wilde, and Constance Wu, while Chelsea Handler will host a separate march in Park City, Utah, to coincide with the Sundance Film Festival.
“I’m honoured to join the Women’s March on Washington Artist Table,” she said. “By hosting a sister march in Park City, our Women’s March on Main will help send a message to the incoming administration that attacks on Planned Parenthood and our fundamental human rights are unacceptable and if we have to re-fight for rights we have already fought for and won, we will do it louder and stronger, with men by our side.”
Debra Messing echoed the sentiment: “I am honoured to be a member of the Artist Table. An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on all American women. There is no more urgent time than now to raise our voices and be heard.”