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Women’s March on Washington

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The Women’s March on Washington takes place on January 21, 2017 and similar marches across the nation will stand together in solidarity to send a bold message to all levels of government that… “defending the most marginalized and vulnerable among us is defending all of us.”

The full Mission Statement of the Women’s March on Washington declares:

“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.”

“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

“We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”

“HEAR OUR VOICE.”

From The BTS Center blog: “Whether we are together in one place, or at some distance from one another, there is a powerful message in letting others know that we stand together in our commitment to work for social justice for all people.”

Redding Solidarity March

Today, Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon there will be a Redding Solidarity March at Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding CA. “This march is to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families –recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

“We “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.”

“Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.”

NOTE: Park in the back (Parkview side) and meet in front on the steps facing Cypress Avenue.

2 Responses to Women’s March on Washington

  1. Rick Bonetti

    January 21, 2017 at

    “…not allowing the new reality to become normal… The march shouldn’t be a moment to rest and celebrate. It should be a warm up.” http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/136924/jen-psaki-million-woman-march-activism

  2. Rick Bonetti

    January 21, 2017 at

    Impressive photos of women’s marches from throughout the U.S. and around the world. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/21/world/womens-march-pictures.html

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