**Note: this session was conceptualized prior to the Ontario government's announcement on April 16th, 2021 regarding the use of police authorities to enforce stay-at-home orders. We recognize that for many folks, walking outdoors in the current context may not feel safe or accessible. Please do whatever makes the most sense and is safest for you.**
In light of COVID-19, Women’s March Ottawa has made the difficult decision not to march on Parliament Hill this year. Instead, we are shifting gears and encouraging everyone to "march in your own neighbourhood." Following public health guidelines, we're asking supporters to go with your household or bubble for a walk/roll/promenade throughout your neighbourhood. Bring face masks, hand sanitizer, and maybe even a sign with your favourite feminist saying (the signs are one of the things we'll miss most about not marching together!).
We would LOVE for you to take photos and share them with us. You can use the hashtag #WomensMarchOttawa and tag us on Instagram or Twitter @OttawaMarch. We are also on Facebook at Women’s March Ottawa.
You can also have conversations with your family members about the role of feminism in today’s society and how we can create more equitable, just societies. Not sure how to start those conversations? Consider these prompts:
- Who is a feminist role model you admire?
- Intersectionality refers to overlapping systems of power that result in unique experiences at the intersection of multiple identities. How do you see intersectionality relating to the people in your life/the people in your community? How does this change your thinking about what feminism and its goals are?
- What could an equitable, just, and feminist society look like?
No need to register - just take to the streets (and let us know if you do)!