Hundreds Plan to Howl in Dallas for National Event Marking Anniversary of 2016 Election

It's no secret that not everyone is pleased with the current state of affairs in the White House. The situation literally makes some people want to scream.Ready your ears, then, for Wednesday's Scream Helplessly At The Sky On The Anniversary Of The Election, a coast-to-coast cathartic caw for those lamenting their country's condition a year after President Donald Trump's victory."What we all have in common is an incredible frustration with what's going on in the White House," said Soraya Colli, a Dallas community activist who's helping to organize the city's local event at the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. "It's incredibly disheartening and infuriating."The caterwauling will commence at 6 p.m. Central Time. In New York City, 2,700 people are prepared to shriek, while in Colorado, the ululating of a thousand souls will be heard in both Denver and in Grand Junction.Scores more plan to screech in Austin, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia, while the keening of their kindred will simultaneously sound from Seattle to Salina, Kan., to Wilkes-Barre, Pa.Though not entirely tongue-in-cheek, the events are depicted by organizers as lighter of heart than the angry protests that have characterized much of Trump's presidential term."If we yell loud enough, perhaps we can open up a rift in the space-time continuum and hop onto a better timeline," reads the page for Austin's Scream Helplessly event.As Colli put it, "protests take a lot out of you... I thought, when we're having to deal with all these heavy things, is it so terrible to just want to get your ya-ya's out?"Colli hadcome across an article about a Scream Helplessly event in Boston, where several thousand people are expected to show, and "thought it was hilarious." A bit of web searching told her similar events were occurring in other cities and she thought, why not here in Dallas?As with so many other things, the roots of this rebel yell might lie with Yoko Ono. Several days after the November 2016 election, the musical artist and activist posted a tweet featuring a 19-second guttural wail."I would like to share this message with you as my response" to the election, she wrote.  Continue reading...

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