It’s been a year since the historic women’s marches happened across North America and in many other parts of the world. The marches were organized to coincide with the timing of the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
Things have turned out even worse than we thought for women in the United States over the past year. This weekend there will be women’s marches again. If you go to the webpage listing this year’s events, you’ll see a map of North America with little red dots showing where this year’s marches will be happening. And some of those dots are in Canada.
On this edition of rabble radio, we talk to Samantha Monckton, an organizer of the March on Vancouver. She’s also connected to groups across the country hosting women’s marches. I gave her a call to find out how things are shaping up for this weekend.
And, we hear from Frieda Werden, co-founder of WINGS – the Women’s International News Gathering Service. WINGS is one of North America’s first feminist radio shows. Frieda is a dual citizen now living on Denman Island in BC and plans to go to the March on Nanaimo. She has been involved in the women’s movement since the 1960’s, mostly in her former home state of Texas. She shares a long term view of what’s happening in the women’s movement and the erosion of women’s rights under the presidency of Donald Trump.
To find out what’s going on with marches in other communities across Canada, go to The March on Canada’s facebook page.
Image: Women’s March Toronto – Wikimedia Commons
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