Dear Destroyers, Please join the Global March for Women. The Australian marches are on January 21, which is just six days away.
Why should you march? Read on #whyimarch
What is the Women’s March?
The Women’s March is a now a global event which began as a truly grassroots effort. In the immediate aftermath of the United States’ election a grandmother, living in Hawaii, devastated by the Trump victory, decided to take to Facebook and call for a Women’s March on Washington to be held on the first full day of the Trump Administration.
Within a single day, over 10,000 people joined the march and a grassroots movement was born. Now, nearly one-million people are expected at the march in Washington. There are sister marches planned in all 50 of the United States and in 20 countries around the world.
Our march in Australia will be one of the very first to take place following the inauguration and we will take to the streets while Donald J Trump and his supporters are celebrating in ballrooms across Washington.
Why are we marching?
We are marching in support of women’s rights and human rights.
We are marching against bigotry and hatred.
We are marching as a first act of activism in 2017 and to encourage everyone to get involved in the issues that matter to them.
This event is an INCLUSIVE event to present a united voice for human rights and human decency. This march is a reminder against complacency.
Find all the international marches here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5878a635e4b094e1aa9dc530?timestamp=1484326120834
Stand with us in support of women marching around the world to protest against sexism, bigotry, and hatred.
Here's stuff you can do:
1) volunteer with a group in their community;
2) pay attention to what politicians are doing; and,
3) tell them what we think, and to support women (artists, businesses, etc).
We look forward to marching with you for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families, our health and the health of our planet. We recognise that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength in civil society.
Sign up in your area. If you don't already have one in your area, maybe you can start one. Sydney - http://tinyurl.com/sydneywomensmarch Melbourne - http://preview.tinyurl.com/melbournewomensmarch Canberra - http://tinyurl.com/canberrawomensmarch
A beautiful moment as the Jane McGrath Silk is unfurled and presented at the SCG by McGrath Breast Care Nurses, patients, members of the NSW Police Force and volunteers. Watching is Glenn, James and Holly McGrath as well as Tracy Bevan. Photo by Verve Portraits.