Local Women’s March to Focus on MMIWG this January
Regina – YWCA Regina is hosting the city’s second annual Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The event invites community members of all ages, genders, races, abilities, and religions to join the global #WomensWave in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation by wearing the colour red. The March will begin at 10AM at the YWCA, 1940 McIntyre St., with music by special guest Natural Sympathies kicking things off at 9:45AM.
“We’ve chosen to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as the cornerstone of this March,” says YWCA Regina CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen. “We recognize how important it is for us to stand up for each other and march not just for ourselves, but to empower one another.”
The event seeks to inspire, unite, and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada, while shining a light on gender inequality in Regina and the surrounding area.
“The Women’s March offers residents an opportunity to imagine what a community rooted in solidarity and pursuit of gender and social justice looks like,” continues Coomber-Bendtsen. “By choosing to shine a light on Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in our province and amplifying the cause with our voices, we are grounding ourselves in that knowledge and committing ourselves to following the leadership of Indigenous communities to bring about an end to the crisis.”
Women’s March Canada is a Canadian national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil rights, and social justice for all. To learn more, visit www.womensmarchcanada.com/regina.
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