Filmmaker Michael Moore and actresses Ashley Judd and Amber Tamblyn are some of the boldfacers among the influx of crowds coming to Washington for Inauguration Day — although their mission isn’t entirely about hailing the new chief.
They’re slated to take part in a day-long series of panels and programs put on by the Huffington Post, the women-focused website Bustle, and multimedia platform Bold and aimed at boosting women’s involvement in politics and activism. The Watch Us Run event, held at the National Press Club, is nonpartisan, but definitely has the feel of counter-programming to the Trump-ian festivities happening along Pennsylvania Avenue.
Other VIPs in the event’s lineup, with panels on topics such as grass-roots activism and running for office, include former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, activist Sandra Fluke, HuffPo Editor Lydia Polgreen, former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, and comedian and “2 Dope Queens” podcaster Phoebe Robinson.
Expect to see some of the same cast members lacing up their shoes the next day for the Women’s March on Washington.