Womens March 2017
Women's March 2017 Doug Brown

Saturday January 20 will kick off another big weekend of protests and marches in Portland, with the Nationwide March for Impeachment as well as the MeToo March & Speakout rally. There's also an Indigenous Womxn's march on Sunday. Here's what you need to know:

National March for Impeachment, Sat Jan 20, 12:30 pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza, 431 SW Madison
Hosted by International League of Peoples' Struggle-PDX and Direct Action Alliance, this march will kick off from Terry Schrunk Plaza and wind up god knows where. Come on out and join the national movement to ITMFA.

MeToo March & SpeakOUT: Women's March Anniversary Weekend, Sat Jan 20, 2-5 pm, Pioneer Courthouse Square (followed by Waterfront Park)
This march/rally hosted by Portland's branch of Socialist Alternative will start in downtown's Pioneer Courthouse Square where women will be encouraged to tell their stories of harassment and abuse in a supportive atmosphere (while railing against our Predator in Chief). Rally participants will then march in a show of solidarity to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in order to "build momentum for even greater action on International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8."

Indigenous Womxn's March: Honoring Red Fawn & Indigenous Womxn Warriors, Sun Jan 21, 1 pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza, 431 SW Madison
From our own Emilly Prado: "This indigenous-led march is the evolution of last year’s Women’s March and will uplift womxn at all intersections whether Muslim, trans, Black, or veteran. Red Fawn, a political prisoner from the #NoDAPL movement currently awaiting trial, and the recently murdered Honduran environmental activist, Berta Cáceres, will be specially honored. Wear red."
And from the march organizers: “Last year‘s Womxn’s March was invigorating for so many across the nation. There was a significant turn out for the march, but it is important that we remember that serious missteps happened in the haste of planning that resulted in the silencing or ignoring the most marginalized. History has shown that we have had many movements centered around the most privileged and have left out the voices of the Indigenous, the Black community, the LGBTQ2S, the Latinx, etc. This is a history we will not repeat. Over the past year we have seen the toxicity of white privilege and how it permeates even the foundations of what many are trying to build. We HAVE to and NEED to ensure womxn of color are centered. So, yes, there is a march happening this year, and it is the Indigenous Womxn’s March. For all the womxn that showed up last year, we hope everyone is wanting and willing to also support this march and follow Indigenous womxn as they lead the way to a truly united movement.”

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