Friday, March 6, 2015

25th-Annual San Antonio International Woman's Day March

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 7, marks the 25th annual San Antonio International Woman's Day March and Rally. The event aims to create awareness of the struggles and triumphs of women in the San Antonio-area. The march takes place tomorrow at 10 AM in Milam Park and is an all-ages event! Here are more details, courtesy of Do210:

It's the 25th anniversary of the International Woman's Day March in San Antonio! This is a huge milestone! Mujeres have been coming together to make this march happen for 25 years now! We are making history!

Join us, as we come together, to celebrate this anniversary, to celebrate International Woman's Day, to call awareness to the many issues that women face in our communities everyday! We are women telling our stories! We will continue to march! We will keep marching until we are all free! Bring your friends, family, co-workers, student groups, dogs, bikes, signs, megaphones, drums, noisemakers, and your VOICE!

We, like women and girls all over the world, are the voices of conscience, the roots of change and the leaders of local and global movements. Out of love for our communities, we come together time and time again to envision and create a world in which all people are free from exploitation, oppression and violence.

As women and girls, we have learned the meaning of these injustices. Our work has gone unpaid. Our bodies have been bought and sold. Our desires have been demonized. Our voices have been silenced. And our efforts to come together have been violently repressed by institutions of power like governments, churches, banks, schools, prisons and other spaces in which we have been subjected to oppression.

We have come together to make positive social change and have been the targets of racist, classist, homophobic and sexist attacks. Despite this history of repression, we continue to stand together, unwavering on the issues that are of critical importance to our communities. We seek healthcare, environmental justice, housing, education and fair wages not just as women, but also as people of color, as youth and elders, as immigrants and indigenous people, as lesbian, bisexual, intersex, two-spirit, transgender and queer women, and as poor and working class people. We oppose all forms of violence. We advocate for reproductive choice. We call for an end to war, genocide and occupation.
We claim our own voices and come together to share them in public spaces. We march in solidarity with women and social justice movements around the world. 


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