On Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 11am-12 noon in Berlin, we are gathering in front of the US Embassy on Pariser Platz in solidarity with women’s marchers around the planet. This march is focused on standing up for women’s rights and for groups that feel marginalized. All people are welcome.
Feel free to make signs and bring candles. There will be no speeches or performances.
For updates, please check the event on Facebook and invite your friends!
The Mission of the Women’s March on Washington as stated on their website
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.
Guidelines for participation (and a note for sign makers!):
- We are nonpartisan, and will not use the Women’s March primarily to criticize politicians or political parties.
- We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
- We will not destroy or damage property.
- We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
- We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
- We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.
WORDS WE LIKE: Dignity, Justice, Freedom, Unity, Democracy, Solidarity, Human Rights, Women’s Rights
Resources for signs:
Read about the Unity Principles of the Women’s March.