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  • Women's March Muskoka - Anniversary March

    Once again, Women's March Muskoka will be leading a demonstration in downtown Huntsville.

    So much has happened in 2018 to further undermine the rights and freedoms of women both in our local community, nationally, and internationally.

    Join us! Save the date - January 19th, 2019

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  • Nanaimo Women March On 2019

    Nanaimo Women March On would like to acknowledge that Nanaimo is the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. We keep this acknowledgement and respect for the Coast Salish people at the forefront of our march and thank the Snuneymuxw nation for allowing us to gather.

    A major goal of Nanaimo Women March On 2019 is to encourage local community build­ing and to make and amplify calls to action on the issues that affect women most.

    We see January 19th as an extension of the work we do before and after that day: we hope this annual women's march is a recognition of movement building.

    We encourage and aim for grassroots, collaborative, inclusive, transparent and non­ competitive modes of organizing. When possible, we strive for rotating leadership so that many voices can be heard.

    We support March On, the Women's March, and anyone organizing to realize a peaceful, intersectional march in service of gender justice, anti-racism, decolonization, LGBTQ2+, and diversity in age and disability.

    We believe in communities. We believe survivors. We welcome allies. Feminism is love.

    In solidarity,

    Anouk Borris, Lesley Anne Clarke, Joy Gugeler,
    Deborah Hollins, Chantal Lambert, Lauren Semple, Chantelle Spicer, Melissa Stephens.

    MARCH INFO

    For this year's march, we will gather at the Lions Pavillion in Maffeo Sutton Park at 10:30 am and begin our walk at 11 am, lead by those with small children, disabilities, or mobility concerns. You will set our pace and we will follow you. We will exit the park and proceed on a 1.1km walk to the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre at 46 Nicol Street.

    The theatre will have an accessibility seating section and ASL interpretation (read below for more accessibility information), tables and displays from community groups, refreshments, and a great lineup of speakers and entertainment. Beginning at 12 noon with our welcome to the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and followed by an inspirational lineup of speakers, poetry, music and more, we hope you can join us for a more accessible, warmer version of our annual event in the old Caprice Theatre (generously donated by Paul Manhas).

    2019 MARCH ROUTE

    From the park, we will head up Front Street. We will then turn right and head down Commercial Street, we will safely cross the highway with the help of traffic marshals. We will proceed to Victoria Cres. and then either up Victoria Road to the building entrance with stairs, or, up Nicol Street to the street level accessible entrance.

    ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
    ** We are constantly working to make our event more inclusive and accessible so that all women and allies can attend. If we have missed an information point or accommodation below, please send us a message, thank you! **

    The Maffeo Sutton Park is wheelchair accessible with multiple accessible parking spots available in the traffic circle by the Lions Pavillion. The location of the opening announcements can be accessed on a paved path. ASL interpretation will be available, and the opening will take approximately 10 minutes. There are 2 gendered washrooms on site each with a wheelchair accessible stall. We are looking into their accessibility for power chairs.

    The march will begin at 11 AM. The route is 1.1 km in length and is mostly flat and fully paved with a moderate hill at the beginning on Front St, and at the end on Victoria Rd. and Nicol. Those with disabilities, mobility concerns, or small children and invited to set the pace for our march in the front. Marshals will be available to assist with crossings, and you can message our page to request a volunteer to accompany you on the march.

    Participants are welcome to drive between locations, but street parking is not available on Nicol street where the accessible entrance is. The closest accessible parking or regular parking is on Victoria Road or in the lot on Cavan Street.
    If you require door drop-off on Nicole Street, please contact us directly to arrange.

    The Nanaimo Entertainment Centre has a set of stairs and a wheelchair ramp inside. There are 2 gendered multi-stall washrooms with small stalls and a single stall genderless accessible washroom on site. We are looking into its accessibility for power chairs.

    There will be an accessibility seating section in front of the stage with 30 chairs (more can be added) and will be marked and reserved. There will be extra wide aisles created to maintain access and egress from this area. Chairs can be moved to accommodate individual needs for space. ASL interpretation will be provided in front of the accessible seating section at this event. All speakers and performances will be amplified.

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  • Women's March Canada - Niagara March

    Women's March Canada - Niagara March acknowledges that we gather on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this area. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole. We gather on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

    1/19/19: The #WomensWave is coming

    IT’S TIME TO MARCH AGAIN

    We are outraged. We are organized. They forgot that 5 million women lit the world on fire two years ago. On January 19, 2019, we’re going to remind them when we flood the streets across the globe. Save the date: The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

    Everyone is welcome at the Women's March Canada - Niagara March. This event is accessible, open, and inclusive. We march snow or shine. Want to have the best March ever? Bring some friends. Dress for the weather. Carry a sign. Sing along. Celebrate our diverse city. Keep it civil, focus on peace and inclusion and learning.

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  • K’omox Valley Women’s march

    We invite you to join us to march in solidarity resisting gender-based violence, colonization and all other forms of oppression and to promote the realization of a welcoming community inclusive of race, gender, orientation, class, age or ability.

    We want to acknowledge that we will be gathering on the unceded territory of the K'omoks First Nation and that the folks who collaborated to organize this event are settlers, grateful to live, laugh and love here.

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  • Women's March, Owen Sound

    We want to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Anishnaabek Nation: the People of the Three Fires known as
    Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.

    It's time to march again. And this time, we're coming back with an agenda.

    On January 19, 2019, we march in Owen Sound and in cities across the globe. The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

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  • Women's March Canada - Fraser Valley March

    Women's March Canada - Fraser Valley would like to acknowledge that Fraser Valley is on the traditional territory of the Sto:lo people. We keep this acknowledgement at the forefront of our march.

    The Ann Davis Transition Society, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, Wilma House and the Fraser Valley Labour Council invites you to save the date – January 19, 2019, for a day of action by joining our march in the Fraser Valley.

    WE MARCH AGAIN ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching again to show that the progress made in 2017 and 2018 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.

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  • Women's March Canada - Victoria March

    Women's March Victoria acknowledges that we are gathering on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. We live, work, and play on Lekwungen and Saanich territories. These peoples have never stopped stewarding the land, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.

    This year we will gather at the BC Legislature Building at 11am have an Indigenous acknowledgement ceremony at 11:20am and then meet the organizing team of Women's March Victoria. Together we will march to Centennial Square at 11:45am, where we will meet grassroots organizers from our communities. 

    This is a trans-inclusive event. All genders welcome! 

    Stay tuned for more updates before Jan. 19, 2019.  

    Please see our official statement on "pussy hats" and red scarfs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SspjbV-BPiobe_3XaUvvGXvEc0KXOSVCiEZD3SL7Iko/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Powell River Women’s Marches Planning Group presents a community march followed by a free screening of Kim O’Bamsawin’s searing documentary Quiet Killing, a film about the systemic failures of colonialism and racism that contribute to the unsolved and uncounted crimes against missing and murdered Indigenous women. Prior to the film, there will be spoken word performances. 

    Join us in Powell River as we march to continue to bring attention to the 'Me Too' movement and work toward ending systemic violence against women and girls.

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    2 pm
    Muster at BaseCamp on Marine, make posters for march

    2:30 pm
    March from BaseCamp to square at Willingdon/Alberni,
    meet in a circle, give meditation for missing and murdered women, the theme of this year’s march


    3pm
    Car pool to The Patricia Theatre


    3:30 pm
    Patricia Theatre: Spoken word performances 
    Screening of Quiet Killing (76 minutes)

    Admission to the film Quiet Killing is free, with donations to Grace Transition House gratefully received.


    If you would like to knit a pink ‘pussy’ hat, Great Balls of Wool is offering a 25% discount on supplies. You can find the pattern online such as https://www.studioknitsf.com/knit-pussy-hat/

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  • Women's March Canada - Thunder Bay March

    Women's March Canada - Thunder Bay would like to acknowledge that Thunder Bay is on the traditional territory of the Métis and Anishinabek peoples. We keep this acknowledgment at the forefront of our march and thank the Métis and Anishinabek peoples for allowing us to gather.

    Women’s organizations in Thunder Bay with the organizers of last year’s Women’s March invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women’s issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Thunder Bay. 

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  • Women's Walk - Salt Spring Island

    The Salt Spring contingent for the global Women's March occurring on Coast Salish unceded territory, is on Sunday, January 20th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. We meet outside the library steps once again.

    Salt Spring walks mindfully in empowered, silent solidarity with our global Community. This is an INCLUSIVE walk, and EVERYONE who supports women's rights are welcome.

    The purpose of this *non-violent*, *inclusive* and *intersectional* protest is to take a stand for and support women’s rights -- the rights of ALL women -- with women from all races, all religious communities, all political affiliations, cis or transgender and all sexual orientations. Violence, whether from or against the right-wing, left-wing, centre or independents, is not welcome and will not be condoned.

    We'll meet at the library at 1 pm for speakers and music, walk thru Ganges and come back to the library for one last song and then some FUN.

    We'll have placards or make & bring your own. Weather permitting please bring drums to remind us of our courageous and compassionate hearts.

    **SPIRIT AND ETHOS OF LOCAL MARCHES**
    This is an INCLUSIVE, INTERSECTIONAL march, and EVERYONE, around the world, who supports women's rights are welcome. We are committed to intersectional feminism and inclusion:
    - Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC & GF
    - Men & Boys
    - Families
    - People of Color
    - Immigrants
    - LGBTQI+ Community
    - Individuals with disabilities
    - ALL religious communities
    - Climate Change Advocates
    - Anyone else who wants to come out in support!

    Though this event was sparked by Trump’s election to the White House, it has taken a life of its own. It is a loving response to the hate-inciting, divisive, discriminatory attitudes, messages and actions that have been perpetuated for too long. To date, there is no country in the world that has yet achieved gender equality, but that does not mean we should give up striving towards it. We are, in fact, closing the gap.

    No longer tolerating any discrimination or victimization of women or any violation of women's rights, whether through words, actions or policies, the #Metoo movement has opened things wide up for discussion and reflection.

    Our hard-won rights will not be stopped in our pursuit of intersectional, substantive equality!

    "Equal enough" is NOT enough!

    We hope to see our brothers, fathers, sons, husbands and other male allies marching with us -- women’s rights are human rights!


    PLEASE spread the word everywhere! 

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