Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington DC
Solidarity/Sister March with Women’s March on Washington #WomensMarch. The Ottawa gathering @wmwottawawomenmarch is one of many local events taking place in Canada and also serves as the official Canadian Sister March #WMWCanada.
Route: Starts at the Human Rights Monument, proceeding via Lisgar to Laurier and then marching to the Bronson Centre at 211 Bronson ave for indoor rally!
On January 21st, 2017, we will march.
We will march the same day as hundreds of thousands of women in Washington as they take to the streets – all with a common goal but each with a diverse voice.
We will stand in solidarity with people gathering all over Canada and the world that day in support of women’s rights as an integral part of recognizing human rights. We will rally against the divisive words, attitudes and actions sparked by the events of the last year.
We will take a stand and support the rights of ALL women.
**SPIRIT AND ETHOS OF THE MARCH**
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 are unabashedly committed to intersectional feminism and inclusion:
- Women & Girls & Femmes & Gender Non-conforming & Gender fluid
- Men & Boys
- People of Color
- LGBTQI+ Community
- Individuals with disabilities
- Sex Workers
- ALL religious communities
- Climate Change Advocates
- Anyone else who wants to come out in support!
This North American event was sparked by Trump’s election to the White House and is a response to the hate-inciting, divisive, discriminatory attitudes, messages and actions that emerged and have been normalized in political discourse around the globe. We also recognize that even in Canada, we still have so much work to do. Domestic violence, workplace harassment, gender bias in education & derogatory attitudes towards sexual assault survivors are all real and pressing issues here at home. This march will serve as a platform for these women in our most marginalized communities to speak and be heard.
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 will not tolerate any discrimination or victimization of women or any violation of women’s rights, whether through words, actions or policies. We will not allow our hard-won rights to be trampled on and we will not be stopped in our pursuit of intersectional, substantive equality for women rights and human rights that have yet to be recognized!
“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 a crucial part of human rights!
This event is just the beginning. Unite with us. Stand in solidarity.
NATIONAL AND LOCAL MARCHES IN CANADA
– Canadian Contingent going to Washington D.C
– Vancouver BC
– Okanagan Valley/Kelowna BC
– Nanaimo BC
– Kamloops BC
– Edmonton AB
– Calgary AB
– Winnipeg MB
– Toronto ON
– Ottawa ON
– Montreal QC
– Halifax NS
– Gabriola BC
– Grand Forks BC
– Kingston ON
– Lethbridge AB
– Happy Valley/Goose Bay/North West River Beach LAB
– Niagara/St.Catharines ON
– St.John’s NL
– London ON
– Hamilton ON
– Bowen Island BC
– Fredericton NB
– Victoria BC
– Whitehorse YT
– Saskatoon SK
– Kootenay Bay BC @ Yasodhara Ashram
– Saint John NB
– Sutton QC
US Page is here, with links to other States’ pages:https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/