Okanagan Valley - Kelowna Women's Rally
Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017•10:00 AM
Canadian women, men and children are coming together in a grassroots effort to support initiatives happening on January 21, 2017 for human rights. A Canadian Delegation is participating in the Women’s March on Washington, DC and local marches are also happening across the United States, Canada and globally.
Here in the Okanagan, we are gathering at the Sails in Kelowna on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 to stand in solidarity with those marching in Washington DC and in communities across the United States. This event welcomes anyone and everyone who supports women’s rights, equal rights, human rights, social and economic justice, and non-discrimination . Violation of these rights, especially those of women, whether through words, actions or policies and victimization of women, immigrants, people of colour or different sexual persuasions will not be condoned. All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.
Those gathered will be invited to share with others. There will be an open mic as well as a place to write and post comments.
By bringing people together to stand in solidarity with women, men, their partners and children marching in Washington DC, we strive to provide an outlet and support for those who wish to:
· Advocate for and defend the most marginalized members of our society.
· Honour the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.
· Serve as a model of peaceful demonstration for the young women and men, and girls and boys, who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
· Connect with like-minded individuals within the Okanagan Valley.