Women's March Drew Crowds in Santa Barbara
Source: Women's March Santa Barbara
The 2019 Women’s March - Santa Barbara was an energized day for resistance, action, and unity. With a theme of “Truth To Power”, more than 3,000 people came together to De La Guerra Plaza on Saturday, January 19. Before they marched up State Street, speakers and participants were asked to consider how, as individuals, they will “speak truth to power”.
Speakers brought attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, to the challenges of inadequate access to health care, to the dream of living without fear of sexual violence, and many other concerns. Speakers included Assemblymember Monique Limón, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, MLK Organizer Rosalyn Collins, and more.
Some of the prominent actions that participants were asked to take included postcards to SB County Supervisors opposing proposed new oil leases in north county, and postcards to formally comment on proposed amendments to Title IX, specifically federal regulations regarding sexual abuse investigation.
The Mission of the Women’s March is achieving equal justice for all through community action, harnessing the collective power of women of all identities, race, gender, class, and sexual inclusive communities including queer, non-binary, non-conforming, transgender; demanding intersectionality in promoting visibility for the numerous causes of the disenfranchised; and promoting personal
accountability to create change!