Women of Color Lead With United Vision: Resist and Protect Each Other

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 20, 2017

A contingent of immigrants, domestic workers, housing and climate justice leaders join forces at Women’s March

VISUALS:      75-foot banners, beautiful art, colorful signs.

ACTION:         Due to increasing threats on protesters’ safety at the J20 actions, staging details will not be revealed yet.

WHEN:           Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Meeting at Garfield Park (corner of 3rd and G Street SE), Washington, D.C.

WHO:             The #ItTakesRoots contingent, led by women from communities most impacted by the new administration’s proposed policies. Thousands of women of color, domestic workers, leaders of immigrant rights and climate justice organizations and allies.

  • Among the organizations participating: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, Right to the City Alliance
  • Marching with: hundreds of Domestic workers and women in climate leaders from across the US, representing groups like: 350, Sierra Club, Amazon Watch, National Domestic Workers Alliance.

WHY:              The new administration poses tremendous threats to national parks, sacred land, water, our bodies and homes. Women of color and grassroots leaders are joining together to resist and to lead the way with solutions right now.

CONTACT:     Isobel White, 510-828-3554

Bernice Shaw, 310-880-1389

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It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance

www.growtheresistance.org

 

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