The Women’s March Is This Saturday In NYC
On Saturday January 19th the 3rd annual Women’s March takes place in NYC. The march was created to, as per their website, provide a safe and accepting platform for supporters of equality to rally and march in the promotion of civil rights for every human being regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed.
We’re two years removed from Hillary Clinton being the first female Presidential candidate from a major party. Sure there’s been progress but Gillette still has to run an ad telling men not to be dicks. We’re come a long way baby but we’re not there yet.
Sponsored by the Women’s March Alliance, a non-profit organization based in NYC, The March’s mission is to raise women’s voices through education and activism. This year the March has faced some confusion as there is an alternate group called Women’s March Inc. which has been accused of anti semitism due to some of its members being associated with Louis Farrakhan. The Women’s March Alliance wants everyone to know they are all-inclusive and committed to supporting all women and those who identify as women. From their website, We welcome any and all people who want to raise women’s voices to attend our march. We do not support any organization or person that is anti-Semitic, anti-gay, anti-woman, or does not support equal rights for every human.
The goals of this year’s March is to empower everyone to stand up for their beliefs and rights, connect together and provide support for victims of discrimination, remind the government that they report to the people and remind all Americans that their right to assemble, protest and vote is sacred to the citizens of the United States Of America. Organizers also want to educate the community to demand change for gender equality, affordable health care and reproductive rights.
The march is open to any and all who support the cause. The march begins at 72nd and Columbus Avenue. From there it heads south on Central Park West, turning east on 59th St then south on 6th Ave before ending at 43rd St.