For its third consecutive year, the Victoria Women’s March will be taking to the streets this January, and currently, organizers are seeking volunteers to join the movement.
Building on the momentum of last year’s event, which saw over 1,300 people parade across downtown Victoria, as well as a Women’s March Symposium this past July which featured the Victoria-centric “Women in Business” guide, organizers hope for another well-attended event to address a range of different feminist issues.
With a focus on intersectionality, the march will serve to raise awareness for a wide spectrum of contemporary issues such as missing and murdered indigenous women, reproductive rights in Canada, violence against women on both a systemic and individual level, LGBTQ+ rights, economic equality for all genders, and more.
In particular, the Women’s March Canada movement focuses on supporting those from marginalized backgrounds, and Victoria’s 2018 march featured speakers from organizations representing women with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, women of colour, and was led by local indigenous activists.
Those interested in learning more about the goals and work of Women’s March Canada are encouraged to consult their website.
The 2019 iteration of the event will take place on January 19th, 2019.
- When: Saturday, January 19th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Where: BC Parliament Buildings