All are welcome to join a sign making gathering for the Missoula Women’s March/Indigenous Women's March on Friday January 19th from 5-7 pm at the Robert DePoe III Building. Some supplies will be donated, but please bring your own materials if you can! There will not be food provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks or food to share if you please.
Information for Saturday’s Event
The Missoula Women’s March will start at noon at the XXXX’s in downtown Missoula. People will march via Higgins Ave sidewalks to Caras Park for a rally and celebration until 2pm. It is one half mile from the XXXX’s to Caras Park. The XXXX's are located at the northernmost end of Higgins. They are big and red.
Parking will be scarce so plan on getting there early. There are also two parking garages downtown -- one is located at 201 E Front Street, the other is 100 W Main Street.
For those interested in marching in honor of the unique barriers faced by Indigenous women, head towards the intersection of East Alder Street and Higgins Ave and get as close to the front as you can. People will begin to gather around 11:30. You are encouraged to wear red and/or dress in traditional regalia. Please see attached flyer.
For More Information
Facebook Event Pages for the March
From Western Native Voice and Local Indigenous Network Collective’s Event Page:
Bring your creativity and let’s get the message out:
Raise awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis.#MMIW<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/mmiw>
84% of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime. But outside of Indian Country, few people are aware of this epidemic. It's time to raise awareness and show that these women are #NotInvisible<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/notinvisible>
We are here to honor and remember our women, our sisters and our youth who have been stolen from us. We will be a voice for them.#NoMoreStolenSisters<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/nomorestolensisters>
We stand against the images that perpetuate a belief that Indigenous Women are free to be characterized, exotified, and sexualized.#NotYourCostume<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/notyourcostume>
We stand to stop the dehumanization. #NotYourMascot<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/notyourmascot>
We recognize that these issues are also connected to the struggle of the continued assaults and desecration on Mother Earth. #MeToo<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/metoo