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Women’s Marches in Montana

Helena Women's Rally January 21, 2017
Written by Plains Feminist
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For the third year running, tens of thousands of Montanans will take to the streets in solidarity with millions of other women across the globe on Saturday, January 19th. The mission of the Women’s March movement:

“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.”

Numerous marches around Montana are being led by Native Women and specifically addressing the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

Information on the marches in Montana can be found below. We will be updating these events as details are announced.

BOZEMAN

Women’s March of Gallatin & Park County
Location: South 8th and Babcock
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Facebook Event link
Details: The group will gather at the intersection of Babcock and South 8th and march south on South 8th St. and end at the MSU Mall in front of Montana Hall. Following the Gallatin & Park County Women’s March will be an educational and informative program featuring local speakers and representation from local issue based organizations (speakers/program begin at 1:00pm). The march is not a protest, but a non-partisan event in full support of the issues that touch the lives of women in Montana everywhere.
March sponsored by Montana Women For

GREAT FALLS

3rd Annual Women’s March – Great Falls
Location: Gibson Park (400 Park Dr N)
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Facebook Event link
Details: Let’s show our solidarity and support for equality, love and kindness.
–> Guest speakers
–> Brief march around Gibson Park
–> Meet local progressive groups
–> Discuss how to advocate locally for transformative, progressive change
Please come out and be inspired to continue your activism for liberty and justice for all. The goal of the annual marches is to advocate for legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, workers’ rights and tolerance. We encourage you to bring signs for a visual demonstration.
March sponsored by Great Falls Community Action Team, Montana

KALISPELL

Second Annual Women’s March
Location: Depot Park (15 Depot Park)
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Facebook Event link
Details: Come be seen and be heard with some of the most fabulous people in Kalispell! We’ll be coming together with Women’s Marches all over the country to celebrate equality, democracy, and public lands. We’re putting together a fantastic lineup of speakers, and can you say food trucks? We’ll have tacos, pizza, and coffee! Pre-party starts at 11 am with sign waving, and speakers will start around noon. Make some signs, stock up on hand warmers, and get ready for an inspiring afternoon! Questions? Email [email protected].

HELENA

Women’s March for Democracy
Location: Women’s Park (500 Fuller Ave)
Time: Noon – 1:00pm
Facebook Event link
Details: Coming soon…
March sponsored by Rise Together Montana

MILES CITY

Women’s March: The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation
Location: Range Riders Cafe (605 Main St.)
Time: 11:00am
Facebook Event link
Details: Join us at the Range Riders Bar & Cafe for a no-host lunch and special guest speakers. Our featured speaker will be educating us on the crisis facing indigenous women and what action we can take in 2019 and beyond. Also included will be a legislative update on bills and topics of interest. Information on activism and fellowship will be available. Questions? Email [email protected].
** Make plans and take steps for 2019 to build and grow Miles City, Custer County, and our region!
** Connect with local and regional women
March sponsored by Custer County Democrats

MISSOULA

Native-Led MMIW Vigil
Location: University Oval (32 Campus Dr.)
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Facebook Event link TBA
Details: Native-led vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Missoula Rises will NOT be holding a separate event. Formal announcement linkMore details coming soon!

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available – event links, donation and volunteer opportunities, and featured speakers/guests. If I have missed a Women’s March gathering that you would like included, please email me at [email protected].

 

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