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"We're very powerful": Three San Francisco students remember the Women's March on Washington

Courtesy of Pui Ling Tam
High schoolers from the San Francisco Unified School District participating in the Woman's March in Washington

This story originally aired in February of 2017

An estimated three million people worldwide took to the streets to participate in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.

Among the marchers in Washington, D.C., were 16 students from the San Francisco Unified School District. Over thirty individuals donated money to the district specifically to send young women of color to the March. Students from the district’s Peer Resource program applied to represent their schools.

Three students —  Briana Boteo, Marianna Baines, and Aglow Logovii —  recorded some of their experiences from the March. We sat down with them before and after their trip to hear their thoughts.

"People think that teenagers are lazy and irresponsible, or they aren't aware of what's going on in the world . . . but to be honest, we know what's going on. And we're affected by it just as much as everybody else." —Briana Boteo

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Editor's note: KALW's license is held by the San Francisco Unified School District

Correction: The article originally misstated it was one individual who donated the funds to make this trip possible. 

Crosscurrents San Franciscoeducation
Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a reporter and producer living in San Francisco.