The 2019 and third annual version of the Women’s March was held Saturday January 19th in many American cities, and at various locations, and Oakland was part of the mix of activity, yet again. Here’s a look at how Oakland, with a turnout estimated at between 15,000 and 20,000, marched and celebrated the rise of women in politics, and denounced the actions of President Trump in the process.
What Is The Oakland Women’s March?
— ken osborn (@misterkeno) January 20, 2019
According to the website Women’s March Oakland, the 2019 march started at 10 AM, and was “co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.”
Women’s March Oakland! Brought Hillary to the party! pic.twitter.com/EC4JPr4lgD
— @Elector8Speaks (@elector8speaks) January 20, 2019
Great 9th grade turnout at the Women’s March Oakland pic.twitter.com/6Rq3s4GTHH
— HRS 9th Grade (@HRS9th) January 20, 2019
Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) was there…
Women's March in Oaklandhttps://t.co/hbJL8nzANq
— Indybay (@Indybay) January 21, 2019
New Oakland City Council District Four Councilmember Sheng Thao was there and joined by new Oakland City Council District Two Councilmember Nikky Bas. Councilmember Thao wrote “Women’s March Oakland!! Here with these strong, independent women – all on the ADEM progressive labor Slate for the AD 18th district. Today, I’m marching for women’s equality, for DV survivors, for all the single moms making it happen day in and day out, and for every single superwoman out there.”
Holy Names Peace and Justice Club was there….
HNU’s Peace & Justice Club at the #WomenMarch in #Oakland. “We march for Women’s Rights, we march for equality. Together we make our voices loud and clear! —@hnupjc #womensmarchoakland pic.twitter.com/nqRi7cK9zX
— Holy Names Univ. (@HolyNamesUniv) January 21, 2019
The Women’s March Oakland Youth Contingent was there….
— mee (@meegnay) January 19, 2019
And notable organizations like the Socalist Feminist Caucus of the East Bay Democratic Socialists were out in force at the Oakland Women’s March….
We’re at the #WomensMarchOakland today! Working women of the world unite 🌹🚩
— East Bay DSA SocFem Caucus 🌹 (@EBDSASocFem) January 19, 2019
— Nik Wojcik (@nik_shine) January 20, 2019
Oakland Women’s March participants were not only along the Downtown Oakland parade route, but also listened to speeches at Lake Merritt by such luminaries as legendary 13th Congressional District Rep Barbara Lee:
— Robert J. Garcia (@bobkatcanyon) January 21, 2019
Michele Dennis posted this cool video blog on Facebook:
Well Casey Farmer, that’s why there’s Oakland News Now….
— Casey Farmer (@casey4edu) January 21, 2019
Oakland Women’s March Best Posters For 2019 Identified
Student’s United For Reproductive Justice noted its favorite posters from the Oakland Women’s March:
End violence now
Stop pretending your racism is patriotism
130 Womxn in Congress #TimesUp
Mike Pence Is An Evil Lizard
Robert Meuller Show Us the Receipts
▪️End violence now
▪️Stop pretending your racism is patriotism
▪️130 Womxn in Congress #TimesUp
▪️Mike Pence Is An Evil Lizard
▪️Robert Meuller Show Us the Receipts #YearoftheWomxn pic.twitter.com/SCSNLnj0VS
— SURJ (@surjberkeley) January 20, 2019
And if there’s anyone or any group I missed, who attended the Oakland Women’s March, and posted content, please email [email protected]