Millennials and Baby Boomers Unite and March for Change
January 21, 2017
9 am – 3 pm
Denver’s Civic Center Park
Marching in Solidarity for Human Rights…
Sponsored by Women, For Everyone!
When I opened my eyes on Nov 9th tears came rushing down my face. Evidently, I had cried myself to sleep and left my sad tears pooling under my heavy eyelids. Everything that I have ever worked for was disappearing. Sobbing, I just couldn’t get out of bed and face a world that found me, as a feminist and a woman, despicable. Days later, when the mourning changed to anger, and the anger changed to activism, I started this blog.
Throughout my personal life, as my friends and family will attest, I fought for people who could not fight for themselves. I taught a Multi-Cultural Peer Leadership class where I not only educated my students on the terrifying history of immigrants and people of color in America, but also gave them leadership skills to change and model what it truly means to accept diversity.
Listen to what these three Millennials are doing and get involved:
So, it is only right that I talk about the Women’s March on Washington and The Women’s March on Denver set for January 21st, 2017. YES, the day after the inauguration. Teresa Shook
a retired lawyer in Hawaii, posted the idea on Facebook and woke-up the next morning to find that 10,000 women had already signed up to march. You can as well when you go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/ and join the 165,000 women and men who are already attending. One-thousand busses have already been ordered through Rally http://rallybus.net/womens-march-on-washington where you can easily book your trip and climb aboard.
This march IS totally inclusive. It has been my observation that when women fight for equality and justice they are not fighting just for themselves. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” in his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize speech. Therefore, there is never exclusion when women gather for justice. I want to encourage everyone who possibly can to join this march and that includes Millennials marching arm in arm with Baby Boomers. Together we can forge forward to create the change that our country needs.
The Women’s March on Denver will mirror the Washington March and tell the world that all Americans stand together against injustice.
Women’s March on Denver Mission Statement:
On January 21, 2017 we will stand together to tell the nation and the administration-elect that:
1) All women shall maintain the freedom and lawful protection to choose what is best for them as it concerns their biological and reproductive health.
2) The diverse and vibrant communities of the United States of America shall be protected from political factions that would seek to inhibit their expression and existence by implementing legal restrictions on personal freedoms. These diverse and vibrant communities are the fabric of our great country and shall not be torn by hateful, divisive, and racist rhetoric or actions.
3) All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.
By bringing thousands of people together online and in person at Denver’s Civic Center Park, we strive to provide an outlet and support for those who wish to:
1) Advocate for and defend the most marginalized members of our society.
2) Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations within local Colorado communities.
3) Serve as a model of peaceful demonstration for the young women and men, and girls and boys, who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
4) Honor the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.
I will fly my banner for all the Colorado Millennials and Baby Boomers to march behind showing the world that we are serious in our efforts to unite and bring real change. I’ll see you in Denver on January 21st.