How often to do we really get to celebrate diversity?
Well, this Saturday, January 21 over a million people across the globe will be doing just that! They will be participating in the Women’s March to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and our children for the protection of our right, our safety, our health and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength our country.”*
The movement is women led and will bring together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds to highlight the inequalities we all face every day. When the organizers got started just after the election they envisioned thousands of women coming together in Washington, DC to stand up for equality for all. In the two months since, the event has grown to 616 sister marches all over the world and participation is expected to be close the 1.5 million people. How cool is that?
I plan on attending my local march with a group of friends and I hope you will to! It is an easy way to step up and take the lead. All you have to do is find a march near you, call a few friends, and get marching!
Audre Lorde, an African American writer, feminist,and civil rights activist, said “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” This Saturday we march together and celebrate!
*Women’s March vision statement