March to unite women, fight for rights

A list of complaints... excuse the spelling

A list of complaints... excuse the spelling

Denver will host one of almost 300 women-led marches worldwide scheduled for the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

At least one Lafayette resident will be among the thousands of women from across the nation converging on the nation's Capitol for the Women's March on Washington one day after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. She has been preparing signs for marchers to hold showing their support for women and human rights.

The March on Washington is not without controversy.

Local Democrats are planning to host a Winchester Women's March downtown on Saturday afternoon for people who can't attend the Women's March on Washington that same day - particularly the elderly and those with small children.

"I felt strongly that I needed to do something to voice my upset and dissent", she told AAP earlier in the week.

"There's so much going on with racism right now in the country and it's really important to me that we all be treated equal", said Hubb. While she was focused on what she described as the threats to abortion rights and sexual violence against women from a Trump presidency, Shook began to be criticized for her "white privilege".

March to unite women, fight for rights

Westfield's event is one of six grassroots marches planned in New Jersey Saturday. We are an inclusive march, welcoming everyone to join us.

"This march represents more than just women's rights", she said.

The Women's March on Washington will feature a series of speeches by advocates and activists like Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem, and musical performances by Janelle Monae, Maxwell, and the Indigo Girls. "We're not going back", says Martin. She organized the caravan and says as interest grew, so did the number of buses in their fleet. It's about educating young girls and women about politics as well as their rights. "This is something that I'm doing for me", she said.

Boston police Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy, a department spokesman, said in an e-mail that police "expect attendance to be high [in Boston] and encourage those attending to use public transportation and remind those who may be driving in the city to expect traffic delays in the area of the event".

At the moment, there are 616 marches registered with the Women's March, which will take place across all 50 states (and even in 57 countries) according to sister march spokesperson Yordanos Eyoel. Intersectionality, then, was my attempt to make feminism, anti-racist activism, and anti-discrimination law do what I thought they should - highlight the multiple avenues through which racial and gender oppression were experienced so that the problems would be easier to discuss and understand.

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