By Gabriella Debenedictis

Reflecting on the Women's March one year later

Reflecting on the Women's March one year later

University of Connecticut students reflected on this weekend’s one year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s Marches.

President Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017. In his speech he spoke about ending the prosperity of Washington elites at the expense of everyday Americans, putting “America first” and bringing back jobs, borders and wealth to the country.

Women's March preview

Women's March preview

One year after the Women’s Marches in Washington, D.C. and across the country, demonstrators will again be taking to the streets in protest of sexism, racism and bigotry the weekend of Jan 20.

The 2018 Hartford Women’s March will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a march from the north side of Corning Fountain to the Connecticut State Capitol. From 1-3 p.m. there will be speakers, voter registration and tables from activist organizations, according to the Women’s March website.

Mansfield Public Library to host 'Meet and Greet Our Local Immigrants' series

Mansfield Public Library to host 'Meet and Greet Our Local Immigrants' series

Iranian immigrant Maryam Pardakhti will speak on her experience growing up as a woman in Iran as part of a “Meet and Greet Our Local Immigrants” series at the Mansfield Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Program Room.

Maryam’s presentation is titled “Cultivating our heart seeds for a successful life.”