Saturday, Jan. 21 is an important date for people all over the globe, especially anyone in need of some reassurance following Donald Trump's inauguration. The Women's March on Washington has captured the imagination of the rest of the world, with sister marches popping up in multiple American cities and in other countries too. Many celebrities have already pledged support to the campaign, which will see an estimated 200,000 plus women participating in Washington alone. But is Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Women's March? Based on his tweets, the Hamilton writer is showing his support from London.
Standing in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, individuals in London have organized a supporting event on Saturday. The official website for the Women's March on London announces that the "politics of fear and division have no place in 2017," which I couldn't agree more with. The event is already attracting high-profile attendees, with Miranda among them. Miranda famously moved to London in Nov. 2016 for the filming of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, with the performer also slated to star in the West End transfer of Hamilton later in 2017. As the composer is currently an honorary Londoner, it's exciting to see him in attendance at the city's march, which has attracted an estimated 100,000 people.
It's unsurprising that Miranda is supporting the Women's March on London, as the composer often supports campaigns and charities close to his heart. He recently promoted his Planned Parenthood campaign, which gave Hamilton fans the chance to win a free trip to see three different performances of the show in three different cities, whenever an entrant made a donation. A pretty amazing prize for an awesome cause. So his attendance at Saturday's anti-Trump march makes a lot of sense, as even though he's not living in the U.S. right now, he cares about what's happening back at home.
Miranda's coverage of the London march is even more endearing, as he has taken his whole family with him and has been posting photos and videos to Twitter. His commitment to women's rights is totally boss. Despite his temporary move to London, Miranda is still so proactive about standing up to Trump in the face of human rights violations, and that's so important right now.