Women Marches Across the Country Cancelled

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Women Marches Across the Country Cancelled

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

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The Women’s March in Humboldt County was postponed from January 19 till next month due to being “overwhelmingly white.”

The March’s organizers stated that they felt the march would not contain enough representation from different racial communities, of which they wanted to have their voices in the March. They hope that the extra time can help with outreach to different kinds of people.

“This decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march,” said the march organizers on a Facebook post “The local organizers are continuing to meet and discuss how to broaden representation in the organizing committee to create an event that represents and supports peoples who live here in Humboldt.”

Women’s marches have attracted millions of men and women from around the world, but many have confirmed that they have lacked racial diversity in the past.

Although this may be true, Women’s marches in of themselves encapsulate all people, and the fact that there might not be that many people of color doesn’t deter that idea. When analyzing the impact of the such march, one looks at how it helped the community as whole, not any specific race.

“I mean it’s important to have different people at the march. Because if we look at a March and see that there is only like one kind person, that’s not really send the message that it intends to. The message being that all these kinds of people unite and argue for one idea, the empowerment of women and the strength behind feminism.” said Emma Brown(‘19).

The Women’s March faces further difficulties as its leaders have been accused of having ties to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan has been known to preach anti-Jewish sentiment, especially in the presence of Tamika Mallory a co-chair of the march.

In order to rid the organization of such sentiment, some regional chapters have called for the resignation of a few leaders.

The world now awaits the Women’s March and hopes that it can bring an even bigger impact next month.

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