Tens Of Thousands Expected For Seattle Women's March 2.0
January 20, 2018
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- Seems hard to imagine that a full year has past since the first huge Women's March in Seattle last January drew an estimated 175,000 marchers.
Marchers from last year's event. Photo courtesy Seattle Women's March
And now it comes full circle for Seattle Women's March 2.0 which begins at 10am Saturday (today) at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.
There will be various speakers including Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan as well as performers and then about 11:30 the march gets underway heading toward the city's Westlake Park and then ending up about 3 pm at the Seattle Center.
Again, tens of thousands of marchers are expected so if you're driving into Seattle today be aware of delays.
Organizers say the event is intended "to engage and empower all people to support women's rights, racial equity, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, Indigenous people's rights and social and environmental justice."
Those marching in Seattle will be part of a much larger event; hundreds of thousands of women also marching in many other cities in America.
Then on Sunday Jan. 21st the event Womxn Act on Seattle takes place. Organizers call it a citywide day of learning, supporting, sharing, and acting on behalf of nonprofit organizations, grassroots and social justice groups in Seattle.
"Last year, 175,000 people took to the streets to protest fear and injustice. This year, we seek to honor the anniversary of the worldwide Women’s Marches not by marching, but by supporting our communities and the people who have been fighting for fairness and equity for decades. We envision a day of action, not just demonstration," said a statement from organizers.
"On January 21, participating nonprofits and social justice groups will open their doors all over the city. Local businesses will host lectures and panels. In addition to on-site nonprofit events, there will be neighborhood hubs around the city. These hubs will serve as event spaces for concurrent events, grassroots groups who do not have a physical location, and general community building."
You'll find more information about the event here .