Winchester Women’s March this Saturday
The fourth annual Winchester Women’s March is set for this Saturday. It will take place from 1-4 p.m. downtown. Music and speeches will begin at 1 p.m. on the steps of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, followed by a silent march down the mall and Cork, Cameron and Piccadilly streets, with marchers returning to the museum.
The Winchester-Frederick County Democratic Committee is organizing the event for those who can’t attend the national Women’s March being held the same day in Washington, D.C. The local march aims “to support feminist principles as we champion a political, economic, personal, and social system that fights gender stereotypes and offers educational and professional opportunities to all,” according to a media release.
Guest speakers at the event will include Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th; Bank of America Assistant Vice President Lucero Wiley; immigration lawyer Lisa Johnson; Stephens City Town Councilor Tina Stevens; and the Rev. Heidi David-Young. They will address issues such as global warming, reproductive rights, gun safety, passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, immigration rights, personal empowerment and LGBTQ rights.
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