How to Celebrate (Or Protest) Trump's Inauguration Without Leaving N.H.

Jan 17, 2017

As President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration approaches this weekend, Washington is bracing itself for “hundreds of thousands” of inaugural attendees and protestors – a crowd that will likely include more than a few Granite Staters.

But if you’re not among those planning to make the trek down to D.C. for either the inauguration or any of the accompanying demonstrations planned in the surrounding days, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved closer to home. 

Whether the occasion leaves you cheering or clamoring to organize in opposition, here are some of the inauguration-related events on the agenda this weekend. Some events require tickets or pre-registration, so be sure to check the details as you're making plans to attend. 

Friday, Jan. 20

  • NH United for Justice and Equality – 3 to 5 p.m. – Veterans Memorial Park, Manchester: “There will be rallying, marching, and speeches - but this is more than just a protest of President Donald Trump. Now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder and present an alternate vision for a just and equitable society for the benefit of all.” | Hosted by Communique New England

Saturday, Jan. 21

  • Women’s March North Country – 10 to 11 a.m. – Great North Woods Welcome Center, Lancaster: “We are organizing a local North Country option to stand in solidarity for the protection of our health, safety, and equality. We wanted to have a local opportunity for positive and visible action here in the North Country.” | Not limited to women only | More details via Cat Morgan on Facebook
  • Francestown's Women's March for America — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Francestown Town Common: "We will unite in Francestown, New Hampshire to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities." | Not limited to women only | More details found here

(If you know of another inauguration-related event we might have missed, please let us know. Email cmcdermott@nhpr.org with details, and we can update this list accordingly.)