Women's March on St. Croix, USVI
Start: January 21, 2017•10:00 AM
End: January 21, 2017•12:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 Christiansted
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response and the exponential growth of participants, the MARCH NOW will begin promptly at 10 AM at TIMES SQUARE (Sunday Market Square) - King & Market streets.
We will walk to the Library - King & King Cross streets, and then continue on to Fort Christiansted.
Please feel free to join us at any point along the route.
We will GATHER 10:30 - Noon at Fort Christiansted Bandstand for a diverse and dynamic program focusing on justice, freedom and solidarity featuring speakers, the arts and music.
During the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration, Americans and our sisters and brothers overseas will unite in towns, cities and schools across the nation to march in solidarity with communities affected by hate, intolerance and acts of violence. The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault. In the spirit of democracy, together, we will send a message to our leaders, our new government on their first day in office, and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination - recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
Many of us here on the island will not be able to attend the March in Washington, DC., however, we can come together in our local community to march for our shared values. Women's March on St. Croix, USVI, participants will stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. We invite 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 there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.