SAN DIEGO – More than five thousand people from throughout the region are expected to participate in the San Diego Women’s March this Saturday, January 21. A contingent of two hundred activists from the San Diego ACLU will join them.

Planned in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, the San Diego Women’s March is one of more than 300 ‘sister marches,’ in the United States and around the world occurring on the first full day of the Trump presidency. Their shared goal is to send the new president a clear message of hope, inclusion, and resistance to injustice.

“The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is proud to participate in the San Diego Women’s March,” said Executive Director Norma Chavez-Peterson. “We will march in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches across the nation. We will march with conviction that women’s rights are human rights – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. We will march to repudiate injustice, bigotry, and misogyny, and to celebrate the dignity of all people.”

Participants will gather at 10 am at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego. After a short program, they will march west on Broadway to Harbor Drive, ending at the County Administration Building.

One of the scheduled speakers is Amanda Le, a policy associate with the San Diego ACLU.

“I’m a millennial woman, a woman of color, an Asian-American woman, and the daughter of war refugees,” Le said. “I am marching to honor the identities I claim, as well as all the beautiful, diverse identities claimed by other marchers. I am marching to ensure that one’s identity will not determine access to essential healthcare, equal pay, or a safe community to raise a healthy family.”

The San Diego Women’s March is an inclusive event and all who support women’s rights are welcome.

What: ACLU-SDIC joins the San Diego Women’s March
When: 10:00am, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Where: Civic Center Plaza at 1200 Third Avenue, San Diego, California
Visuals: Over 200 participants wearing ACLU t-shirts, holding banners and signs