YWCA Women’s March taking place virtually Saturday

YWCA Regina is hosting its annual Women’s March Saturday, with a little bit of a different look.

The fifth annual event is being held virtually with the YWCA encouraging people to participate in the march from within their own bubble.

March Coordinator Muna De Ciman says even though it’ll be a different kind of event, they will accomplish the same goal.

“The Women’s March is very important for us, not only for women, but for humanity,” said De Ciman. “We are doing it in a different fashion, but by the end of the day we are going to accomplish the same goal, that women are still around, we are no more going to be silent, we belong here, and we are here to stay.”

The March which focuses on gender inequality and women’s rights has gained momentum over its five-year run, and De Ciman doesn’t see that changing despite the physical rally not taking place.

“When I look back from when we started until now, even last year, it was so windy, nasty weather, where you can’t believe how many people came out in the freezing cold,” said De Ciman. People were dancing, and singing, and even kids came. People from all walks of life come to support this movement.”

The YWCA is asking people to get involved by creating posters and displaying them in their windows, marching in their neighbourhoods, and then share it with the hashtags #WhyIMarch and #ForwardTogether and by tagging @WomensMarchYQR and @YWCARegina.

De Ciman is hoping to see social media flooded with posts about the March, and is excited to see how people participated.

“We are not going to be at the same place, but we’re hoping people will get more engaged through social media, and tell us their experience,” said De Ciman, “I hope everybody will take that day to do something meaningful to bring about change for women.”

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