WOMEN’S MARCH 2018
The Women’s March last year broke all records for a single-day protest in United States History. Estimates of between 3-5 million people participated to advocate for legislation and policies regarding human rights. The rallies and protests took place one day following the inauguration of President Trump. Anniversary marches are happening all over the country on Saturday January 20th and here in Massachusetts.
(ORMA) Representative Council met for the first time on January 6th and approved a statement on the Women’s March.
Events will be updated on this page throughout the week. #WeekendOfWomen!
STATE MARCHES AND ACTIONS SATURDAY JANUARY 20th
Boston area (note the march does not take place on Boston Common this year) Cambridge/Boston Women’s 2018 March 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Cambridge Common
We the People of New England will take to the streets again to show that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. Rain or shine, we welcome everyone to our event, including families and people with disabilities.
Two of the featured speakers are Attorney Sumbul Siddiqui, a recently elected Cambridge City Councilor, and ORMA Representative Council Member Nichole Mossalam. See full program here. Attorney Siddiqui was a nationally endorsed Our Revolution candidate and serves on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, is a member of the Women’s Bar Association, and the National Organization of Legal Services Workers. Ms. Mossalam is an activist in her faith community and recently ran for school committee in Malden. She currently is the Administrative Director of the Malden Islamic Center, Ex. Director of the New England Islamic Speaker’s Bureau, a board member for the New England Muslim Festival, and advisory board member for Council of American Islamic Relations MA chapter. Nicole is the Representative member for Our Revolution Malden.
WORCESTER Rides to Boston and MEET UP
HYANNIS. A coalition of PROGRESSIVE WOMEN on Cape Cod & Islands is organizing a RALLY AND MARCH on SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 for the Women’s March anniversary weekend. The rally and March begin at 11 am on the Hyannis Village Green, .
FALMOUTH. Screening of the Women’s March documentary and discussion about how to launch our efforts to the next level in 2018. More info here.
Parade begins at Spencer Field, 51 Old Ferry Road, Northampton, MA Ends at City Hall with speeches and performances. Start time: 11 am – 1:00 pm
Western Mass affiliates, Our Revolution Northampton, Our Revolution Amherst and Our Revolution Chicopee are co-sponsors of the Northampton March. See Our413Revolution on Facebook for Western Mass/Pioneer Valley actions.
Franklin County ORMA affiliate, Franklin County CPR Continuing the Political revolution is participating in the 2nd Annual Franklin County Women’s Rally in Greenfield
Pittsfield Gathering in solidarity with the Jan. 20th Women’s March in NYC. Colonial Theater, 111 South Street, Pittsfield MA. Doors open at 1 pm —the event is free and open to the public.
A resource fair will be followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of ‘where do we go from here in the Berkshires’, featuring leaders of various action organizations in the region.
REMINDER: International Women’s Day is March 8th and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Local, state and national groups are currently planning for the upcoming global day of celebration. For more information https://www.internationalwomensday.com and new hashtag #PressForProgress
Our new Affiliate page and newly elected Representative Council members are now on the website. The ORMA Newsletter is scheduled for later this week, if you have a submission please send to firstname.lastname@example.org