In this insane, upside-down time we’ve been living in since the 2016 election, it’s been women who have led the way in the resistance against President Donald Trump. The day after Trump’s inauguration, Jan. 21, 2017, approximately 470,000 people marched on the National Mall, while somewhere between 3 million and 5 million marched in the U.S. More marched in cities around the world. In all, an estimated 7 million people marched that day. The marches are now an annual tradition, but this year feels more urgent than last. Nerves are rattled by clashes with Iran and Iraq, the Senate majority is poised to squash impeachment and we’re in the midst of a major election—that may or may not be tampered with in order to usher in another four years of chaos. The Women’s March Monterey Bay is an opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with like-minded folks and gain new momentum for the fight ahead. Besides marching for reproductive rights, immigration rights and environmental justice, this year’s event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Marchers will begin gathering at Colton Hall at 9am, march through downtown at 10, and then return to the hall for speeches, candidate tables and dancing. Special guest at the march is social justice educator Bianca Tonantzin Zamora. [PM]


  • Occurred Saturday, January 18th, 2020 @ 9:00 am


Colton Hall

570 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940

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