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Get Your Rally Signs Ready: Women’s Marches Coming Later This Month

Monday, January 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melissa Wagner
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On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered  across the country to organize and engage with like-minded individuals in their communities in pursuit of dismantling various systems of oppression. Women’s Marches have continued to occur in the following years and this tradition will continue in 2019. There are 11 marches taking place in Michigan, mostly on January 19. To see a complete account of all sister marches taking place in the country, visit


According to the Women’s March’s national organization website, their mission is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.” NASW has historically supported the Women’s Marches as their values correspond with those of the social work profession.


The sister marches taking place in Michigan are located in


·         Adrian, Jan. 19:

·         Ann Arbor, Mar. 16:

·         Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph, Jan. 19:

·         Copper Country, Jan. 19:

·         Detroit, Jan. 19:

·         East Lansing, Jan. 20:

·         Grand Rapids, Jan. 19:

·         Holland, Jan 19:

·         Marquette, Jan 19:

·         Saugatuck/ Douglas, Jan. 19:

·         Traverse City, Jan. 19:


More information is available at the corresponding website or Facebook event page for the march in the city nearest to you.


If you attend a march, show us your signs and other acts of solidarity for the Women’s March using #MIsocialwork on Instagram or Twitter.

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