Greenfield rally to be held in solidarity with Women’s March on Washington

  • Greenfield Town Common.

Published: 12/26/2016 9:47:20 PM

GREENFIELD — On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m., women and their supporters will gather on the Greenfield Town Common for a rally in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

Echoing the message of the Washington, D.C. March, local speakers, songs, signs and personal testimony will focus on standing together for women’s and human rights. Intended as a call to action, the rally will provide information about concrete actions participants can take to protect their rights, safety, health and families.

At 1 p.m., participants in the Greenfield rally will join individuals and groups across the country in observing the One Minute of Silence for Equality. The 1@1 action is a call for women’s equality, women’s rights and human rights.

Women Standing Our Ground Rally co-organizer Mary McClintock of Conway said, “Many women I know will travel to Washington for the Women’s March on Washington and many of us can’t be in Washington that day. I am helping create this local rally so we can show solidarity with the national March and add our voices to the call for women’s rights. I encourage all women and our allies to stand up for women’s rights and human rights on Jan. 21st and every day.”

All are invited to attend the rally and are encouraged to dress warmly for an outdoor event and to bring signs that express their vision for women’s rights and human rights, locally, nationally and globally, according to McClintock.

To volunteer to help with organizing or for more information, visit the rally’s Facebook event page at: bit.ly/2hs06Ce or call 877-925-2999.


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