Saturday, January 20

Join SOA for the Anniversary Women’s March


For its January meeting, Sewanee Organize and Act is on the move, with members fanning out to Nashville, Chattanooga or Huntsville to join the anniversary of the Women’s March, on Saturday, Jan. 20.
Last year’s Women’s March was held in Washington, D.C. and cities throughout the world on the day after the inauguration of President Trump. It was a call to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers’ rights.
Between three and five million people participated nationwide, including people from Sewanee. Sid Brown and Lucia Dale were among those who traveled to Washington, D.C., which drew between 440,000 and 500,000 marchers. Following the march, the organizers posted the “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign for joint activism to keep up the momentum.
Brown said, “Being part of the Women’s March 2017 allowed me to experience fully how many people feel as I do.”
“The importance of being part of the DC Women’s March was proof positive that there were still a lot of good people and here they were and we didn’t have to be mistrustful of those around us,” said Dale.  “There were so many of us who were not the same, but like-minded in this way.”
Anyone interested in carpooling or who may need a ride to any of the following three marches may contact SOA for more information at <sewaneeorganizeandact@gmail.com>.
To see an event map with links to every Women’s March in the country, go to <powertothepolls.com/anniversary>.
Sewanee Organize and Act, which follows the Indivisible Model, was founded in early 2017 to champion progressive values and oppose an agenda that will take America backwards. SOA models the values of inclusion, respect and fairness. For more information, see the SOA Facebook page or email <sewaneeorganizeandact@gmail.com>.