Thousands, including many individuals from South Pasadena, are expected to descend upon downtown Los Angeles on Friday for the 2019 International Women’s Day March.
The event, hosted by a coalition of women and local organizations in South California, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m.
It’s a day for women around the world to bring awareness to issues that are impacting their rights. Music, poetry, healing & art will all be part of the celebration.
“International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” said South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian. “The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The City of South Pasadena has achieved the historical milestone of gender parity on its City Commissions for the 1st time in the City’s 131-year history. This was made possible by the collective actions of the many women who applied for commission appointments, and by the current City Council that acted unanimously to approve their appointments. It’s truly an honor for me to serve as mayor at such an important time of progress for the City. It takes the entire village!”
Community leaders, representing a multitude of organizations, will be among the speakers addressing a number of topics at the march, including labor rights, wage discrimination, social services, reproductive justice, sexual abuse, domestic and state violence, poverty, environmental justice and an anti-racist and anti-imperialist feminism, criminalization of survival and environmental devastation.
The Women’s March will take place at the Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street in L.A.