The world had never seen anything like the Women’s March. The largest coordinated march in US history and one of the largest the world has ever seen, the Women’s March brought 5 million people into the streets in cities all over the globe on January 21, 2017. People of all backgrounds, faiths, genders, ages, ethnicities, and nationalities came out to support — with their bodies, their voices, their words — the idea that the world should be made safe for women and all people. That everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Today, in the midst of the powerful #MeToo movement, women are once again leading the way. The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for January 19, 2019. There will be sister marches in cities around the country and across the globe.
The mission of the Women’s March is to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” They hold trainings and events throughout the year, in addition to events like the upcoming marches, as part of an effort to oppose systems of oppression through organized nonviolent resistance.
This year we’ve seen a historic surge of women candidates running for political office. We’ve seen huge numbers of people of color running for high office. We see the need now, perhaps more than ever before, for our political leadership to reflect who we are, in all our glorious diversity.
The Women’s March is a dramatic display of our country at its very best.