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PEI chapter to join Women’s Solidarity March in Charlottetown, January 21

The Council of Canadians PEI chapter will be taking part in the Women’s Solidarity March in Charlottetown this Saturday.

PEI chapter activist Leo Broderick has posted on Facebook, “Gather at Receiver Coffee, 128 Richmond Street. The Council of Canadians PEI Chapter is supporting the event and everyone is welcome.”

Broderick adds, “The Women’s March on Washington, open to all genders, aims to stand up to the kind of misogynistic rhetoric seen during the US election and send a message that women’s rights are human rights. But it’s not just Americans who will be marching. Campaigners have laid on buses to transport Canadians to the march, and sister marches will be taking place across Canada.”

Our Victoria and Mid-Island (Nanaimo) chapters will also be rallying on January 21. London chapter activist Roberta Cory will be in Washington for the main march which is expected to draw more than 200,000 people.

The Women’s March on Washington website notes there are currently 616 protests around the world planned with a total 1,364,010 people expected to participate.

In Canada protests are also being planned in Vancouver, Kelowna, Bowen Island, Gabriola, Kamloops, Kootenay Bay, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, St. Catharines, Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, Sutton. Fredericton, Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s and North West River.

NOW Magazine reports, “The rally was initially organized the day after Trump was elected to counter his misogynistic views towards women, such as the sexist rhetoric he used throughout his campaign. That message has expanded to include broader social and human rights issues including race, gender, religion, sexuality, immigration and healthcare.”

The Council of Canadians is committed to working with our American friends and allies (and all peoples impacted by neo-liberalism and racism) to oppose the Trump agenda and build the better, just and inclusive world we all know is possible.

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