People of Salem and surrounding areas, here's my strong advice for what you should do from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, January 19. Attend the 2019 Salem Women's March on the Capitol Mall.
My wife was an organizer of the first 2017 Salem Women's March. We loved it. In 2018 we went to the rather weirdly named Salem Womxn's March. We loved it also.
(See below for the photo/video web pages I made of the events.)
Here's how the 2019 Women's March is described on a Facebook event posting:
The Third annual Women's March in Salem is scheduled. There will be educational and promotional booths from 11 AM to 3 PM. The Rally with speakers will start at noon and the March at 1 PM. There will be food and coffee trucks available.
Salem-News has a story about the march, "Salem Women's March 2019 is coming up."
Thousands of women from Salem, Eugene and surrounding areas will rally and march in Salem, along with thousands of women in cities across the country and the globe on Saturday, January 19, 2019 as part of the third annual Women's March.
“The Women’s March is not just a March, it is a movement and it has shown its power to change political outcomes and the direction our society is going,” said Debbie Miller, President of the organizing Board for this year’s Women’s March in Salem.
The event is from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m at the Oregon State Capitol Steps/Mall on Court Street.
Women will march in support and solidarity with other women and supporters to remember and solidify the power and the influence that women built by taking to the streets in 2017 and 2018, bringing particular attention to equity in healthcare, wages, and power.
“Not only are a large portion of national leaders ineffective, but they are also destructive to the welfare of their constituents.
"We must make sure they never feel we think their selfish, greedy and amoral behavior is seen as normal. So, we take any and all opportunities to rise up, making ourselves visible and heard all the way to D.C.,” said Joan Warnock, Secretary of Women's March Salem.
-- Professor Wendi Warren Binford: Director of Willamette University Clinical Law Program
-- Danielle Meyer: Chair of the Salem Human Rights Commission and KMUZ Community Radio program host
-- Shelaswau Bushnell Crier: lawyer, teacher at Willamette University, member of several state advisory committees and served as VP for Salem-Keizer NAACP
-- Jennifer Hofmann: Americans of Conscience blog creator and writer
-- Sarah Bennett: Homecare Worker-activist in campaign for care workers rights
For more information or questions on logistics, including accessibility, email: [email protected]
If you missed the 2017 and 2018 marches, or even if you attended them, live (or relive) the great spirit of those days via these Adobe Spark web pages I made of the events.