The Weekend of the Womxn: On Saturday we March, on Sunday we Act

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The coming weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the inaugural Women’s March, which filled streets around the U.S., and the world.

The Womxn’s March on Seattle was a historic event, with a record 175,000 marchers.

This year Seattle will mobilize again for a weekend of events called The Weekend of the Womxn.

On Saturday, we march: Saturday, January 20, join thousands of women and their allies and loved ones for the Seattle Women’s March 2.0, organized by Be the Change Network and sponsored by Fuse Washington, CAIR-WA, the ACLU, and more. The March will start at Cal Anderson Park at 10 a.m.Speakers include Senator Maria Cantwell and Rep. Gael Tarelton, among others.

On Sunday, we act: join us Sunday, January 21 for Womxn Act on Seattle, a region-wide day of action, civic engagement, and giving. In partnership with more than 56 regional and national organizations, Seattle Womxn Marching Forward has programmed more than 100 individual actions and events taking place at dozens of local businesses, churches, and nine neighborhood hubs in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and Sammamish. At each hub, participants can attend panels, lectures, workshops and trainings, drop off food and supplies, and register to vote, among myriad other activities.

“We are inspired by this important day our Seattle chapter has organized,” said Sophie Ellman-Golan, Deputy Head of Communications for the national Women’s March. “Womxn Act on Seattle embodies our commitment to intersectional organizing, the redefinition of what constitutes a 'women's rights issue,' and the belief that no one is free until everyone is."

Womxn Act on Seattle day of action events include:
  • Islam 101: An introduction to Islam - 3 p.m. Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Redmond. Learn about the fundamentals of Islam
  • Boundaries and Consent in the Workplace - 11:30 a.m. The Riveter, Capitol Hill. A facilitated discussion that aims to make men more active participants in the ongoing struggle for gender equity, specifically in the workplace.
  • Womxn Power Seattle - 10 a.m. Seattle City Hall. A panel discussion about the intersection of race and gender in leadership with some of Seattle’s most powerful womxn, including Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Lorena Gonzales, and State Senator Rebecca Saldana.
  • Digital Storytelling Tools of Disabled Womxn Advocates - 12:30 p.m Impact Hub, Pioneer Square. A short film screening and panel discussion with staff members of Rooted in Rights, a Seattle-based national disability rights advocacy program
  • Intersectional Feminism Panel - 10 a.m. Casa Latina/ 1 p.m. The Riveter / 3:30 p.m. Phinney Neighborhood Association. Women of color discuss the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination that women face, based not just on gender but on ethnicity, sexuality, economic background and a number of other identities.

Full program and schedule of events here


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