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Women's March 2018
Grand Marais

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All are invited to join the 2018 Women’s March in downtown Grand Marais on Saturday, January 20 at 1 p.m.

Participants who want to raise awareness of the systems that threaten women’s equality, health, and human rights should gather in Harbor Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20. Volunteers from the local action group Arrowhead Indivisible will lead participants on a march through downtown Grand Marais, ending back in Harbor Park for a brief presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring signs.

The Grand Marais Women’s March seeks to highlight the many issues that affect American women today: from the sexual abuse and harassment highlighted in last year’s #metoo movement, to the need for pay equality, as well as the lack of female representation in U.S. politics. Organizers hope the march will remind others of the work left to do to achieve equality in our country and to also inspire fellow community members to take action, especially as the United States move towards the mid-term elections in November.

This is the second such march held in Cook County. On January 21, 2017, Berta Bauer organized a Women’s March in Grand Marais as one of 673 Women’s Marches held around the world in concert with the Women’s March in Washington D.C. The Women’s March movement began in 2016 with the mission to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs, and events.”

During the weekend of January 20-21, one-year anniversary Women’s Marches will be held around the world. More information about these events can be found at: http://www.powertothepolls.com/

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