- Juliette Kayyem: There are basic preparations those in women's marches can take for safe and meaningful protest
- She offers five tips, including learning the route beforehand and how best to get out of a mob crush
CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling "Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home." She is a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)With the nation divided and protests already occurring around President Donald Trump's inauguration, it might seem that now is a good time to avoid large public gatherings. But Saturday's Women's March on Washington is resolutely aimed at being a peaceful and meaningful demonstration against discrimination and hatred. Given this, it is important that none of us let a few bad apples deter us from participating.