Thousands of women will be in Washington, D.C. this weekend protesting Donald Trump's inauguration.
The marches in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh will feature the words of women's rights activists working in North Carolina, and demonstrations for paid family leave, child care for all workers, and funding for public education. It was the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that gave us King's most famous speech, "I Have a Dream".
The Women's March on Homer is one of more than 200 marches happening nationally and internationally and one of 10 events happening statewide.
But a number of MA residents enthusiastically announced plans to attend Saturday's march on social media, including Ashley Wood, a graphic designer from Salem.
"I felt strongly that I needed to do something to voice my upset and dissent", she told AAP earlier in the week.
"I am proud to join people in Boston and across the country as we stand up and march for our values, liberties and freedoms from discrimination", Walsh said in a statement.
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"For a long time there was a sense that women's rights weren't the same as men's, but when countries protect women's rights, you will see all types of benefits, economic growth and better education", she said.
Over one million people plan to march in solidarity rallies in every state across the nation on the same day and continuing through next week. We are an inclusive march, welcoming everyone to join us.
Washingtonian Ashley David is in Auckland on a working holiday visa and said she was "really proud" to be part of the global movement's first march.
"Millennial women have taken all of those things for granted", said Elisabeth Kelan, a professor at Britain's Cranfield School of Management and author of a book on millennials entitled "Rising Stars". "We're not going back", says Martin. It's about educating young girls and women about politics as well as their rights. And it is the campaign rhetoric of soon-to-be-President Trump and others cut from a similar ideological cloth that requires our diverse communities to stand up and speak out.
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"At the end of previous year, I was in Paris for a couple of weeks", she said. "They've taken us this far and we have to go the rest of the way".