Join women and allies across the country to stand for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, on the day after the inauguration. Marches in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek will join the national Women’s March in Washington DC on Saturday, January 21st. The call to the national Women’s March describes its purpose as 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.”
The call continues: “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 in 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.”
More information on the national Women’s March here.
The Women’s March mission statement includes a commitment to nonviolence with a call to “attack forces of evil not persons doing evil,” “avoid internal violence of the spirit,” and embrace the creation of a “beloved community.”
Complete statement on nonviolence here.
The Women’s March on Washington and the four Bay Area marches will all take place on Saturday, Jan 21st.
Independence Ave. and Third St. SW, near the US Capitol
Gather 10 AM, March 11 AM, Rally 12:30 – 3 PM
Madison Park, 9th St and Jackson, march to Frank Ogawa Plaza
Register for the Oakland march here.
Rally 4 – 6 PM, followed by candlelight march
Civic Center Plaza, march to Justin Herman Plaza
Register for the San Francisco march here.
10 AM – 3 PM
City Hall, March to Cesar Chavez Plaza
Register for the San Jose march here.
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Register for the Walnut Creek march here.
More information on marches in the Bay Area here.