SANTA FE — Join the Women’s March on Washington — Santa Fe set to take place Jan. 21.
This is the day after the presidential inauguration and coincides with the national Women’s March on Washington, D.C.
“We are marching 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. Many of us living in New Mexico have felt threatened, insulted, and even demonized by some of the rhetoric of the recent election,” says march organizer Lindsay Conover. “Our local event at the State Capitol aims to inspire and inform each other about how to move forward in a proactive way while creating a sense of solidarity among the diverse cultures of our community.
“In the spirit of democracy, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington — Santa Fe will send a bold message that women’s rights are human rights, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. This march is the first step toward unifying our communities to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity, and we will work peacefully toward justice and equity for all. This is an inclusive march, and everyone who supports women’s rights are welcome.”
Women’s March on Washington — Santa Fe begins at 11 a.m. on South Capitol St., between Don Gaspar Ave. and Galisteo St., south of the Bataan Memorial Building. It proceeds around the Plaza and continues to the Capitol building. The short march will be followed by a rally noon to 2 p.m. on the southeast side of the Capitol building featuring inspirational speakers and performers who will offer ways to support women’s rights and become involved in political change at a local level.