The Partnership & CALCASA Will Participate in the 2017 Women’s March
Many women, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ individuals and people living in poverty express feeling threatened by the current political climate. As the State Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Coalitions, we believe that individuals, families and communities are safer when we center the needs of those on the margins, most affected by these issues. Together with our Members, the Partnership and CALCASA advance public policy agendas that address the multiple oppressions survivors face in California every day.
Therefore, in solidarity with thousands of people across the state and nation, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will join California-based Women’s Marches on Saturday, January 21st. We will publicly affirm our commitment to social justice and equity by marching in Sacramento and other locations throughout the state.
Please note that we have heard and carefully considered concerns that have been voiced about inclusivity and the need to honor women of color leadership in the national and local marches. We recognize some measures that have been taken to address these concerns, and both Coalitions commit to continuing to strive for respectful and responsible actions as we partake in subsequent organizing campaigns.
CALCASA and the Partnership also invite our Members to consider participating in these marches as well.
- The resources below offer a variety of perspectives on the March: These Are The Fierce Activists Leading The Women’s March On Washington, Getting the Women’s March on Washington on the Road
- If you plan to be in the Sacramento area, you’re welcome to march with us. Meet us for the Pre-March Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. at Southside Park: 2115 6th St, Sacramento, CA 95818. The march will begin at 10 a.m. and lead us to the West Steps of the Capitol, where a rally will begin at noon.
- For those in other parts of the state, you may select from a number of other local events.
- If you or your organization choose to participate, we have drafted sample social media posts as well as a selfie-sign you are welcome to use.
Representing California’s rich diversity, our Coalitions are excited to position domestic violence and sexual violence alongside other movements and multiply our collective strength.We encourage you to keep up with the Partnership and CALCASA on January 21st by following us on social media. Also, Stay engaged with these sample social media posts at your leisure.
A joint statement by CALCASA and Partnership Staff