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On January 19, 2019, Women's Marches will be held around the country, in which people will voice their support for women's rights and their opposition to the Trump administration. According to The New York Times, organizers all over the United States are hoping to use the momentum generated from the opposition against Judge Kavanaugh and the successes from the 2018 midterm election to make the upcoming march the most successful Women's March yet. They're also hoping that this march will make a statement ahead of the 2020 presidential race. 

The national 2019 Women's March demonstration will occur in Washington, D.C. The national Women's March says that the purpose of the march is to "affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination," acknowledging that "women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues." Read the full list of values and principals here

 The national Women’s March 2019 website also started the hastag #WomensWave to draw attention to the event. 

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The Women’s March Alliance, which is unaffiliated with the national Women's March, is running a New York's women's march. Their statement on inclusivity reads, "We educate our community to demand change for gender equality, affordable health care and defend reproductive rights. Women’s March Alliance is a fully inclusive and independent non-profit committed to advancing the fundamental civil rights of women regardless of faith, disability, sexual identity and preference, race, cultural or religious background, or political affiliation. Women’s March Alliance is not and never has been affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. or its founders and is run by grassroots volunteers. We welcome any and all people who want to raise women’s voices to attend our march. We do not support any organization or person that is anti-Semitic, anti-gay, anti-woman, or does not support equal rights for every human."

The Women's March Alliance is encouraging participants to enter the rally location at West 71st St. and Central Park West. The line-up for the Women's March Alliance march begins at 10 a.m. EST and the rally is set for 11 a.m.—11:15 a.m. The march will start at Columbus Circle, following the rally, and end when the last participant crosses 6th Ave. and 45th St. If you’re in NYC and interested in spreading the word about the Women's March Alliance's march, you can do so through the Facebook event page or the Eventbrite page. If you’re interested in volunteering, click here and if you’re able to donate, click here

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BUST is located in New York, and we'll be joining the march organized by the Women's March Alliance. We're planning on meeting at 11am at 71st and Columbus Avenue if you want to march with us. Of course the crowds will be large, so please follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @bust_magazine for updates on our location. 

The national Women's March is also holding a march in NYC on the same day from 10 a.m.—4 p.m., though the location has not yet been announced. Stay tuned for additional information about the New York march affiliated with the national Women's March by following the Women's March NYC Facebook page or the Women's March In NYC event page. 

 

Additionally, Rise and Resist NYC has organized a Non-March for Disabled Women at Grand Central Station on January 19th at 12 p.m. The Non-March for Disabled Women is sponsored and designed by disabled women and will highlight disability issues. It is unaffiliated with either the Women's March or the Women's March Alliance. More information can be found on their Facebook event page, which reads, "We have reached out to the Women's March Alliance repeatedly for them to be inclusive of the disability justice movement. These requests included putting a representative of the disability justice community of their board, working with the police to fight against discrimination of disabled people at the march, and to have an accessibility team working on their march. The event will occur the same day as the NYC Women's March. It will be sponsored and designed by disabled women and will highlight disability issues that are excluded by the women's alliance. It will occur indoors and will not involve marching. You will not be turned away. Join us!"

If you're outside of New York, you can find information about the national Women's March group's sister marches here; and you can find information about the Women's March Alliance's sister marches here

However you choose to support, we are excited to march to action on January 19th. The #WomensWave is coming!

Image: Facebook/Women's March Alliance

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