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.
Jessica DeWitt, Marching in Saskatoon
“As an American woman living in Canada, I am alarmed by the upswing in the systematic dismantlement of women’s reproductive rights and the general misogynist overtone of the political atmosphere in my home country. I march to stand side-by-side with my fellow women to honour our connection to one another and to provide a vocal message that we will not be quieted.” —Jessica DeWitt
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