Janelle Monae, Maxwell to Perform at Women’s March on Washington

Janelle Monae Womens March on WashingtonAs president-elect Donald Trump prepares to become President Donald Trump, women from all across the country are preparing to stand together in solidarity and protect their rights as part of the Women’s March on Washington.

The march’s mission statement and vision posted on its official website make the event’s objective clear:

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

Hundreds of thousands of women and men are expected to participate in the march, and it’s been confirmed that Monae and Maxwell will be there to entertain and engage with the crowds.

“I am honored to join this critical movement to bring justice and equality to all,” Monae said in a statement. “Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us.”

Maxwell added, “We are here because women are every bit as capable if not more able to pursue any goal they set forth for themselves. Were it not for the limitless depths of their love we would not be the men that we are.”

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira will reportedly be in attendance at the march and Queen Bey has also publically thrown her support behind the cause:

Other celebs who’ve committed to participating in the march, or sister marches around the country, include Questlove, Amandla Stenberg, Amber Rose, Cree Summer, MC Lyte, Katy Perry, Rakim, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Jussie Smollett and more.

For more information on the Women’s March on Washington and participating sister marches, head over to their official website.

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