Washington Women’s March in Sonoma County!
Sonoma County Stands Together for Women
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 12:00pm
Americans will unite in towns, cities and schools to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout our nation. Together, we will send a message to our leaders, and the world, that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination. This event is meant to showcase the strength and wisdom that our country has to offer when we embrace our neighbors and our differences and come together to promote the common good. Spearheaded by local organizers, the march will bring together people across the region, particularly women of all backgrounds, races, religions, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA. There are over 100 communities globally marching at the same time.
This is for OUR community and it will be a peaceful march to show that we will not accept intolerance or injustice. All are encouraged to bring family, friends, and neighbors for an epic day. We are quite excited that so many are interested in joining this historic moment, a day of equality and acceptance. THANKS TO YOU!!
Our distinguished speakers include: Lynn Woolsey, former 6th District Democratic U.S. Representative for 20 years, Jared Huffman, 2nd District Democratic U. S. Representative since 2013, Julie Combs, Santa Rosa City Council Member, Ann Gray Byrd, President of the Santa Rosa/Sonoma County NAACP, Alicia Sanchez, longtime Latino activist, lawyer, labor organizer, and board member of KBBF, Annie Dobbs-Kramer, community activist with North Bay Organizaing Project and Enrique Yarce, sociology student at SRJC, immigrant rights organizer, and North Bay Organizing Assistant. Speakers will provide a call to action for Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights, Disability Rights, and Religious and Civil Liberties for all.
The following local community organizations will be present with opportunities for engagement and action:
North Bay Organizing Project
Organizing for Action
Peace and Justice Center
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Sonoma County Conservation Action
Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women
California Homemakers Association
This noon rally is a sister march of the DC Women’s March being held on the eve of the 44th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. The rally will be followed by a short march through downtown Santa Rosa.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Our rally and march is meant to be a safe space for all of those attending and participating. Please be courteous, respectful to everyone, and keep the following in mind:
No weapons of any kind
No dogs or pets (service animals only, please)
Be mindful of all attendees, this event is open to everyone and is inclusive to anyone who would like to participate.
Santa Rosa City Hall
100 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404