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.
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Meredith Fowke, Marching in Montreal
“I plan on attending Montreal’s solidarity event. Why? Because I think it’s important to stand up and speak out for women’s rights all around the world; and women’s rights, along with the rights of many other people in America, are being threatened right now. I’m also marching because I am raising a teenage son (he’ll be attending too), and I think it’s important for our boys to learn how to recognize the everyday sexism that exists not only in the states and in other parts of the world, but here at home.” —Meredith Fowke
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