Redwood City Community Action Rally, January 21 and Canadian Women’s March on Washington, January 21

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January 21, Saturday at 11 AM – 1 PM
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, California 94063

Join progressive activist JOAN BAEZ, Congresswoman ANNA ESHOO, State Senator JERRY HILL, Supervisor CAROLE GROOM and many other local leaders for a non-partisan, multigenerational gathering to affirm community values about:

*Environment
*Education
*Healthcare
*Religious and Cultural Tolerance
*LGBTQ+
*Immigrants’ Rights
*Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Other Speakers will include the Reverends Kristi Denham, Marlyn Bussey, and Michael Arase-Barham; County Superintendent of Education Anne Campbell; Sequoia Hospital CEO Lee Michelson; environmentalists Diane Bailey and Alice Kaufman; and the list is growing.

On the list of musical performers is San Mateo County’s own legendary folk singer, JOAN BAEZ, and the JOHN HENRY BAND.

Local poets KALAMU CHACHE, CAROLINE GOODWIN and TANU WAKEFIELD will read.

Community groups include the AAUW, Sierra Club, and more.

You will leave the afternoon with the information you need to continue to make a difference.

This rally is inspired by and held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and other local Women’s Marches held on Saturday, January 21st, the day after Inauguration Day. If you are interested in finding out more about one of the Jan 21 sister marches in the Bay Area please follow the links below:

San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/events/1516849161665234/

Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/events/299394117127175/

San Jose
https://www.facebook.com/events/277438035986908/

Women’s March Bay Area Website
https://womensmarchbayarea.org/

Other California Marches:
https://www.facebook.com/events/214100499025206/


15966293_1887766268171836_7232800696938119235_nThanks to Zena Hagerty of the documentary film company, HamiltonSeen, for giving this announcement to me to share with you. It’s heartening to learn that our neighbors on Turtle Island (North American Continent) are joining our Women’s March on Washington with their Hamilton Public Festival Event/Women’s March on Washington – Canada.  Zena says, “We will be meeting at the Hamilton City Hall forecourt at 12:00 pm with a march on to Gore Park to follow.”

Saturday, January 21 at 12 PM – 2 PM EST
Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

**PLEASE NOTE: This is the official #WomensMarch and #WMWCanada for the Hamilton local solidarity event. It is *not* the contingent heading down to Washington, D.C. See the end of the event description for a link to that page.

THIS MARCH IS INCLUSIVE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.
On January 21 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, will take place across the world, with the largest expected in Washington D.C.. We call on people of all genders to gather in Hamilton as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

The purpose of this *non-violent*, *inclusive* and *intersectional* protest is to take a stand for and support women’s rights — the rights of ALL women — with women from all races, all religious communities, all political affiliations, cis or transgender and all sexual orientations. Violence, whether from or against the right-wing, left-wing, centre or independents, is not welcome and will not be condoned. We are unabashedly committed to intersectional feminism and inclusion.

We will gather, wherever we are, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.

We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honouring the champions of human rights who have gone before us. Please spread the word, so that our numbers are too great to ignore and the message to the world is clear.

The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.

This event is just the beginning.

Unite with us. Stand in solidarity.

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NATIONAL AND LOCAL MARCHES IN CANADA: Please visit http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/local-marches/

US Page is here, with links to other states’ pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/

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