Women's March - Yakima, WA

Start: Saturday, January 21, 201710:00 AM

What is the purpose of the Women’s March on Yakima?
Affirming Women in Yakima and Central Washington:with our Sisters and Brothers who seek respect and justice, we march in the spirit of Democracy to protect our rights, our safety, our health, our families, our friends. Welcome to all who know that the erosion of Women's Rights is a threat to civil and human rights.

Who’s behind this event?
Yakima’s Women’s March is truly a grassroots effort beginning with a conversation among a few women having coffee following the election. Talk was of carpooling to the just-announced March on Seattle mirroring the announced March on Washington D.C. The comment, “We should have our own march in Yakima,” was all it took for a small steering committee to begin planning and networking.

Who is the March for?
All women in our greater community are encouraged to walk together to celebrate women and claim our human rights. Partners, brothers, sons, fathers, friends and families – all who respect and are in sympathy with women and their concerns – are invited to march in solidarity.

What is the intention of the March?
This March will draw attention to the women of Yakima and Central Washington who are of many minds, but who share concerns about themselves, their families, their communities and their futures. This opportunity to be present and visible empowers women to voice concerns and hopes for equality and justice.

Where and when is the Women’s March on Yakima?
January 21, 2017, at 10:00 AM the March will begin at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, proceeding east on MLK, JR. Blvd. and turning right on North 8th Street to Yakima Avenue. Marchers will continue west on Yakima Avenue, turning north onto North 2nd Street, completing a one and one-half mile loop.

What next?
Following the March, participants and the community are invited to a networking opportunity at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 225 North 2nd Street. Organizations who wish to share information about their activities and events for continued local justice efforts should contact womensmarchonyakima@gmail.com to reserve a table.