Missing the Women's March? The 600+ Sister Marches Are a Last-Minute Fix
On this coming Saturday, January 21, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life will gather in our nation's capital to attend the Women's March on Washington. In what's shaping up to be a historic event, the march invites "all defenders of human rights" to join the movement, which hopes to incite positive, unifying change from the ground up.
"We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society," reads the Women's March website. "We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all." Although an unquestionably moving event, the Women's March on Washington isn't exactly accessible to all—both geographically and financially (for those willing to travel to the event).
In response, over 600 "sister marches" have sprung up across the country and globe, spanning every American state and every continent. "This is a global movement," national sister march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel told The Huffington Post. "This is something that was catalyzed by the organizers of the March on Washington, but it is a call to action to people across this country and around the world who believe in the same mission and principles."
Find a sister march in your area this coming weekend, and tell us: Are you planning to march on Saturday?