The women's march will once again take to the streets of Kamloops to spread the message of inclusion and equality next Saturday (Jan. 19).
Starting outside the Sandman Centre at 10:30 a.m., this year's event will feature local speakers who focus on inspiring activism. After that a walk through the streets of downtown Kamloops will take place. Last year, the local march had around 200 participants.Since 2017, the Women's March has been held across the world following the first march on Washington.
“Women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability," says the guiding principles of Women's March Canada. "We practice empathy with the intent to learn about the intersecting identities of each other. We will suspend our first judgment and do our best to lead without ego.”
This event is open to all sexes, genders, races, sexual orientations and abilities, with a wheelchair accessible route planned. Donations to help cover the cost of the march are being accepted with the excess going toward women's empowerment programs at White Buffalo Indigenous Urban Services.
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