WOMEN'S MARCH WASHINGTON:
SEATTLE WOMXN MARCHING FORWARD
On January 21st, 2017, people of various gender identities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations joined forces and united for the Womxn’s March on Seattle in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington D.C.
As we move forward from the historic march, we are building on legacy of movements for equality that have been underway for decades. We continue to hold difficult discussions surrounding race, since race has consistently played a huge role in the fight for gender equality. It is vital that we continue to incorporate people of color in these discussions, and that we learn from history. By promoting intersectionality within our movement, we hope to elevate the level of understanding for all marginalized groups, as these groups will be most affected by the Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, classism, racism, ableism, and sexism of this new administration. If we do not prioritize the most vulnerable voices, then we will not succeed as a movement.
In response to the current administration, many of us have felt scared, angry, or sad; but most importantly, we are even more committed to stand up for human rights and get involved in our community. We recognize that this is a continuation of the work marginalized groups have been doing for decades, and the march served as a catalyst for people to get more involved with those communities.
It is our goal to support non-profit organizations that are working with communities impacted by the current administration by: providing the resources necessary for people to connect with one another; creating accomplices by promoting the intersections and respect of all cultures and histories; and encouraging equity and social justice in this country.