Women's March Canada - Victoria would like to acknowledge that Victoria is the traditional unceded territory of the Lekwungen, Coast and Straits Salish people. We keep this acknowledgment at the forefront of our march and thank the Coast and Straits Salish people for allowing us to gather.
WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching to show that the progress made in 2017 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country. If you think 2017 was a loud year for women, well - you ain't seen nothing yet!
This year was organized as a grassroots effort, in less than a month from idea to fruition. Things really started happening January 8th with a team already working on an International Women’s Day event on March 8th. Council of Canadians and The Voice of Women have played significant roles in pulling this event together on such short notice. We thank everyone who has contributed to making this event a success, and apologize to anyone who we missed in including in the planning this year--find Women's March Victoria group on Facebook and join us for next year!
This year features speakers at Centennial Square from the local non-profit community who will be focusing on calls to action for march attendees to help them achieve their goals this year by to support women’s equality, health, safety, representation or economic security. We have speakers from First Nations, the disabled community, Muslim women’s community, women of colour community and trans community. Organizations represented include Rainbow Health Co-op, PEERS, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre, Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour and (UVic) Women in Engineering and Computer Science. We will have performances by an indigenous non-binary poet and a choral performance from the Raging Grannies. We will then march to the Parliament building and wrap-up with another choral performance from local voices.
We are striving to make this event as diverse and inclusive as possible, if you feel you or your community might not be represented, get in touch and we will work with you to give you a platform.
- January 20, 2018 at 11am – 1pm
City of Victoria
1 Centennial Sq
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
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- 1030 people are going