UUs will join the Women’s March on Washington Jan 21

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Feature Stories, Upcoming Events

 

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

Read more about the Unity Principles of the Women’s March on Washington, or you can download Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles.

The Women’s March on Washington will take place on Saturday, January 21. The March begins at 10am at Independence Ave and Third Ave SW. Many Greater Pittsburgh UUs will be going and are organizing here: Women’s March on Washington with the UUs of Greater Pittsburgh. There is also a UU Convergence planned. Sister Marches will be taking place in many other cities including Pittsburgh. Contact Kate Tomlinson or Mary Jo Sonntag for more info.