The Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018: The People Persist @ Cambridge Common Historic District, Cambridge [20 January]

The Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018: The People Persist

13:00 - 15:00

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Cambridge Common Historic District
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
On January 20th, 2018, We the People of New England will take to the streets again to show that Women's Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women's Rights. Rain or shine, we welcome everyone to our event, including families and people with disabilities.

(Accessibility information is on our website: Please e-mail us at [email protected] to ask about any specific needs.)


1) We are a coalition of diverse social justice, human rights, disability rights, women’s rights, and peace organizations that are coming together on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to voice our opposition to an administration that is systematically eroding the rights of women and other marginalized people, dismantling and destroying our democracy, and putting the entire world at risk.

2) We have come together to affirm our common values, and we seek to ensure the rights of all people to liberty, dignity, and equal protection under the law.

3) We are dedicated to the guarantee of these basic human rights for all individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, nationality, immigration status, disability, economic status, geographical residence, health status, culture, and political affiliation, not just in the United States but across the planet.

4) We believe that we are strengthened as a society by our diversity, and we are committed to protecting and passing laws that protect and sustain the rights of all people in our multicultural and multiethnic society.

5) We are united to resist the harmful consequences of President Trump's administration on women, other marginalized groups, and the planet itself.

6) We envision this event as an occasion to recognize the resistance efforts undertaken thus far, and to further mobilize our collective energies for the year ahead.

— List of groups co-sponsoring the event, in alphabetical order:

Boston Persists—Events for the Resistance
Cambridge Area Stronger Together
Cambridge-Somerville for Change
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
Human Rights Festival
Indivisible Mystic Valley
Indivisible Somerville
March Forward Massachusetts
Massachusetts Peace Action
Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign
New England Independence Campaign
Not One Penny — Tax March
We Unite Organizations
More coming…

ACLU Massachusetts
Action Corps Boston
Brick X Brick
Cambridge Residents Alliance
CAIR Massachusetts – Council on American–Islamic Relations.
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
Indivisible Cambridge (Facebook group link)
Indivisible-RISE Newburyport (Facebook group link)
Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign
Not One Penny — Tax March
Oxfam America
Our Revolution Massachusetts
Seven Sisters Together (Activist Alumnae of the Seven Sisters Colleges)
Veterans for Peace Boston, Boston, Chapter 9, «Smedley D. Butler Brigade»
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
YWCA Cambridge
YWCA Newburyport

Confirmed elected officials speaking:
Marc McGovern, Mayor of Cambridge
Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts
Marjorie Decker, State Representative
Sumbul Siddiqui, Cambridge City Council

Confirmed community speakers:
Rhoda Gibson, MassADAPT
Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University
Laura Rotolo, ACLU Massachusetts
Nichole Mossalam, CAIR Massachusetts
Andrea James, Families for Justice As Healing
Tina Chéry, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Michelle Cunha, Massachusetts Peace Action
Savina Martin, Poor People’s Campaign
Eva Martin Blythe, YWCA Cambridge
Tray Johns, #Fedfam4life
Aleksandra Burger-Roy, NEIC
Freedom for All Massachusetts (speaker TBA)

Musical Guests
Vocal Opposition

MC: Zayda Ortiz, Indivisible Mystic Valley

If you would like to volunteer or join us as a cosponsor, please contact us at [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: As there has been some confusion on this point, we want to clarify that we are not the same group who organized the 2017 Boston Women's March. That event was organized by March Forward Massachusetts, which is working with us to develop and promote this event.

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