In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, women and their allies will gather on the Greenfield Town Common (Court Square) for a rally on Saturday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. Echoing the message of the Washington March, local speakers, songs, signs, and personal testimony will focus on standing together for women’s and human rights. Intended as a call to action, the rally will provide information about the concrete actions participants can take to protect their rights, safety, health, and families. At 1 p.m., participants in the Greenfield rally will join incividuals and groups across the country in observing the One Minute of Silence for Equality. The 1@1 action is a call for women’s equality, women’s rights, and human rights.
Women Standing Our Ground co-organizer Mary McClintock, of Conway, said “Many women I know will travel to Washington for the Women’s March on Washington and many of us can’t be in Washington that day. I am helping create this local rally so we can show solidarity with the national March and add our voices to the call for women’s rights. I encourage all women and our allies to stand up for women’s rights and human rights on January 21st and every day.”
All are invited to attend the rally and are encouraged to dress warmly for an outdoor event and to bring signs that express their vision for women’s rights and human rights, locally, nationally, and globally.