With our episode on Activism coming out at the end of April, Playbill Senior Features Editor Ruthie Fierberg shares why she chose to participate in the March for Science in New York City earlier last month.
“It’s actually something I learned growing up in rehearsals: Just show up. Be present and accounted for—physically and mentally."
"The March for Women in DC was the first political march I’d ever attended, and not long after that I went to a protest rally in Washington Square to support the rights of Muslims and immigrants, and now the March for Science. It’s comforting to stand in a group among people who share your beliefs; it makes you feel you’re not the only one who's upset (and willing to voice that frustration aloud)."
"While the results on Election Day have kicked my activism into gear in a number of ways, marching still feels the most fulfilling. Showing up to march feels powerful, like we can’t be ignored if we are standing right before you.”