This is the official home for the Vancouver contingent for the Women's March on Washington. We’re here to help Canadians, and Americans in Canada, who want to march (or meet-up!) in solidarity with the folks in Washington D.C.
If you're interested in helping organize in your area, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/W0CdJPybaIlT0yB23
**SPIRIT AND ETHOS OF LOCAL MARCHES**
This is an INCLUSIVE, INTERSECTIONAL march, and EVERYONE, around the world, who supports women's rights are welcome. We are committed to intersectional feminism and inclusion:
- Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC & GF
- Men & Boys
- People of Color
- LGBTQI+ Community
- Individuals with disabilities
- ALL religious communities
- Climate Change Advocates
- Anyone else who wants to come out in support!
The purpose of this *non-violent*, *inclusive* and *intersectional* protest is to take a stand for and support women’s rights -- the rights of ALL women -- with women from all races, all religious communities, all political affiliations, cis or transgender and all sexual orientations. Violence, whether from or against the right-wing, left-wing, centre or independents, is not welcome and will not be condoned.
This event was sparked by Trump’s election to the White House and is a response to the hate-inciting, divisive, discriminatory attitudes, messages and actions that have emerged from the Trump campaign and have continued to be perpetuated by his supporters post-election, in his name. To date, there is no country in the world that has yet achieved gender equality, but that does not mean we should give up striving towards it. We will not tolerate any discrimination or victimization of women or any violation of women's rights, whether through words, actions or policies. We will not allow our hard-won rights to be trampled on and we will not be stopped in our pursuit of intersectional, substantive equality!
"Equal enough" is NOT enough!
We hope to see our brothers, fathers, sons, husbands and other male allies marching with us -- women’s rights are human rights!
This event is just the beginning.
PLEASE spread the word everywhere! There are solidarity marches forming across Canada, so please keep checking back as we get the local events up and running.
Canadian Contingent going to Washington, D.C.: https://www.facebook.com/events/1624009594561437/
US Page is here, with links to other states' pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/