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2018 Women’s March in the Comox Valley

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on January 21st 2017, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. Thousands of men and women participated across Canada in over 30 marches that were organized and worldwide participation has been estimated at over five million.

Last year, over 500 community members gathered in Courtenay to rise against gendered violence as part of a global movement recognizing women’s rights as human rights.

The goal for this year is to celebrate resistance and resilience; to honour courage and strength; and to support movement building and grassroots organizing locally.

You’re invited to join the community on the courthouse lawn on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. to march in solidarity resisting gender-based violence, colonization and all other forms of oppression and to promote the realization of a welcoming community inclusive of race, gender, orientation, class, age or ability.

Organizers wish to acknowledge that we will be gathering on the unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nation, and that the folks who collaborated to organize this event are settlers, grateful to live, laugh and love here.


When? Saturday, January 20th 2018 ~ 10:00 AM (start time)

Where? Courtenay Courthouse

Details

Date:
January 20, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Courtenay Courthouse
420 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2C4 Canada
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Phone:
(250) 334-1115