The Women’s March on Washington couldn’t have picked a better starting point: the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street West. This Saturday at least 200,000 people will come together in front of the Capitol in D.C. to march with a message championing human rights, dignity and justice.
And 616 sister marches (including 26 in Canada!) will step out in solidarity—with as many as 1.3 million people in cities all over the world taking part in the day’s demonstrations.
To find out the many reasons why women are marching, FLARE reached out to women participating in marches across Canada, as well as in Washington, DC. Here are their stories.
Rebekah Bennetch, Marching in Saskatoon
“I’m an ex-pat American who is also a Canadian citizen, and I was not happy when an infamous misogynist/racist/ignorant man was (narrowly) elected president. I’m excited to take part in Saskatoon’s Women’s March because I want to express solidarity with women and other targeted minority groups that this march is representing. I also have a young daughter, and I want to model for her that active resistance is always a better way to stand up to inequality and injustice. Taking part in this march is just one step I can take to be a better ally.” —Rebekah Bennetch
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