If Facebook event RSVP’s reflect anything close to reality (your call), this Saturday over a thousand Humboldters will convene in Old Town for the Women’s March on Eureka.
You’re likely aware of the motivations for such a gathering, but in the off chance you are somehow on the Internet and don’t instantly know what this all about, well, promotional materials state that this march is part of a national movement representing “people of all ages and genders who believe in human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity and includes the main march in DC and sister marches across the world.”
Not coincidently, these marches take place the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States of America. You get it.
As for our local march, proceedings kickoff with a rally at Eureka’s C Street Market Square starting at 1 p.m. Eureka Police-escorted marching is scheduled to commence at 2:15 p.m. A map of the route distributed by event organizers can be viewed below.
What can you do? With the potential for such a large crowd, organizers are scrambling to ensure that all rolls smoothly. Those interested in volunteering their body and spirit for any of the numerous positions needing a human can do so here.
If you would like some human voices to associate with this local movement, organizers Amy Uyeki and Julie Fulkerson made the trek down to Ferndale to discuss the event on KHUM with DJ Bayley Brown. Hear them connect below.