AceShowbiz - Sarah Hyland, Bryan Cranston, and Evan Rachel Wood are among many Hollywood celebrities taking part in 2019 Women's March. Although its co-founder Tamika Mallory was accused of anti-Semitism, the third annual protest to demand gender equality managed to gather crowd across the country on Saturday, January 19.
28-year-old Hyland joined the march in Los Angeles as seen in her Instagram Story feed. Accompanied by boyfriend Wells Adams, the "Modern Family" actress wore a white T-shirt that is emblazoned with a no sign for racism, sexism, homophobia and violence. She completed her look with a blue baseball cap and hoop earrings.
On the same day, 62-year-old Cranston saw the march from the balcony of Belasco Theater in New York city. Sharing a video of the marchers on his Instagram account, the former "Breaking Bad" actor explained, "Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming! #womensmarch #womanempowerment #theatre #networkonbroadway."
31-year-old Wood went even further in her involvement with the march. Taking part of the Los Angeles march, she shared photos with other female stars, including Connie Britton and Lea Thompson. She also delivered a speech "as a mother, as a rape survivor, as a domestic violence survivor."
"We must remember that we can eject any representative from office without ever firing a weapon," she reminded fellow women at the march. "This has not been an easy journey, and I have been right there with you. And as hard as this time has been, I've also seen incredible acts of bravery, solidarity and real growth in consciousness, and we've done that, together. This is our time."
Other celebrities attending the march included Felicity Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy. She also posted several pictures of herself among the protesters. "Proud to march alongside people who demand better for all women," she wrote in accompaniment. "We all deserve better and we are not going away silently. Here's to the future!"
Laverne Cox also gave a speech in Los Angeles. In her Instagram post for the march, she shared an excerpt from her speech. "Divide and conquer is one of the primary tools of the oppressor to control marginalized people," she noted. "And when I say oppressor let me be clear, each and everyone of us has the capacity to be an oppressor, no matter who we are, where we are located on social hierarchies or how we identify. And each of us has the capacity to be liberators for ourselves and each other."
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I was so honored to get to attend and speak at #womensmarchla today. It was wonderful to see and meet so many of you and feel your energy.the backlash is real and happening but you showed up and showed out. Thank you! An excerpt from my remarks today: ... The achieving of basic human rights, dignity, justice or equity for one group of people does not mean that something is being taken from another group. That's scarcity thinking and scarcity thinking will always drive us further from each other. Divide and conquer is one of the primary tools of the oppressor to control marginalized people. And when I say oppressor let me be clear, each and everyone of us has the capacity to be an oppressor, no matter who we are, where we are located on social hierarchies or how we identify. And each of us has the capacity to be liberators for ourselves and each other. We have seen the tool of divide and conquer be used to attack this very march... Mary Pipher in her book "Reviving Ophelia" so beautifully writes, "Social change is a million individual acts of kindness. Cultural change is a million subversive acts of resistance." It is subversive to choose love in this fear mongering cultural environment of us vs. them. It is a subversive act of resistance to choose love today. #TransIsBeautiful #womensmarch #love #resist
Also taking part in the Los Angeles march was Lance Bass. He posed together with Cox and Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui, and shared the photos on his Instagram account. "The 3rd annual #WomensMarchLA did not disappoint," he wrote. "It's so inspiring to be amongst all these people fighting for positive change. We can and will do better."
Missing from attendance were Laura Dern and Amy Schumer. Dern, who was scheduled to speak at Los Angeles march, was unable to attend because her flight from France got delayed. "The bad news is we're delayed. The great news is we're on Air France and our pilot is female and globally only three percent of pilots are female," she informed her followers through Instagram Story feed.
Schumer, on the other hand, was unable to be present because of her pregnancy. While she couldn't be there in person, the "I Feel Pretty" actress managed to offer her support by posting encouraging message on her social media account, "Sending strength to all of the women marching today!! We won't stop cause we can't stop! Even my baby knows it."