The California Women’s March rally has been canceled over concerns that it would be “overwhelmingly white…”
Humboldt County organizer Kelsey Reedy explains on ‘Watters’ World’ why the annual event in Eureka, California has been postponed.
“Instead of pushing forward with crucial voices absent, the organizing team will take time for more outreach.”
Organizers announced Friday that the Women’s March would not take place in Eureka, in Humboldt County, California, on Jan. 19 as previously planned due to issues of representation.
“Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community,” a post on the march’s Facebook page read. “Instead of pushing forward with crucial voices absent, the organizing team will take time for more outreach.”
The decision was made after conversations with local organizers and supporters of the march, according to the statement, which was posted by Facebook user Beth Ann Wylie.
“Our goal is that planning will continue and we will be successful in creating an event that will build power and community engagement through connection between women that seek to improve the lives of all in our community,” the post said.
The Eureka group does not appear to be an official chapter of Women’s March California. More
It’s truly fascinating and disturbing how racist these ppl are. If they could only just genocide all white ppl this pesky little problem would just go away. ????https://t.co/H8tc3ABRrm
— Chrissy Liberty (@ILMDBTY) January 6, 2019
This woman makes absolutely no sense to me. I believe that all the women who put this march together already knew that they were mostly white women at the beginning. So anyone does care to guess what’s the real reason for postponing this Women’s March?
@GenGaylenShaw Ah Hahhh!
But seriously, is this the way we’re gonna do it in 21st Century America?
California Women’s March rally canceled over concerns that it would be ‘overwhelmingly white’ https://t.co/8UXcGQ4bsT
— SweepTheLeg (@RarefiedLevin) January 2, 2019
Yes, they are destroying themselves from the inside!
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