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.
Adora Nwofor, Marching in Calgary
“I am marching because I am tired of the world believing only men can ever save us. It is the socialized story that sadly was not applied to me. So I started saving folks—first my brothers, my friends, strangers, etc., and finally myself. I am privileged to make any difference in anyone’s life. A woman’s mark on the world is critical. This Women’s March on Washington marks the telling of new stories.” —Adora Nwofor
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