Women’s March in Eugene

United Academics activists will gather at the courthouse. Look for the UA banner and join us!

From the Facebook event description: On January 21, 2017, in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, we will unite in Eugene, Oregon standing together in solidarity with our families and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our community – recognizing that our diversity is the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us-women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths, particularly Muslim, Native and Indigenous people, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people of color, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished, and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully, while recognizing that there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.

This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome.

The March will begin at Noon on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The meet up location is the Federal Building in downtown Eugene (Wayne Lyman Morse Unites States Courthouse, 405 E 8th Ave). Speakers will be presenting at the start of the March. The March will then progress through the streets of downtown Eugene to the final venue, the WOW Hall at 291 W. 8th Avenue. The route will be approximately 0.6 miles. There will be organizations with tables set up at the WOW Hall facility where participants can engage in learning about and networking with Eugene community organizations.

We encourage ridesharing and taking public transportation to the March.

Parking information:

Free parking is located at Parcade (7th and Willamette), Overpark (Oak and 10th) and The Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Willamette and 6th/7th St). Additional parking at the Campbell Community Center (1st and High Street) and Skinner’s Butte Park, and on-street parking in the park.

https://www.facebook.com/events/370429169961591/

Posted in Social Justice and Equity, Solidarity.