Join in the Women’s March Riverside to support human rights

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at the Riverside Main Street Pedestrian Mall, 3712 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, there will be a march in support of the national Women’s March on Washington.

The group is to meet at Eliza Tibbets statue at 6th & Main (near Simple Simon’s) and complete the march at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1841288959472237/.

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.

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