CHICO-REDDING, Calif. - The mission of the Women's March is to harness the political power of women all over and to create transformative social change.
"Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through training, outreach programs, and events," their website says.
KHSL: Women's March 2018
The first Women's march occurred on January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Chico and Redding will both have Women's marches on Saturday, Jan. 18.
The march in Chico will run from 10 a.m. until noon. at the Chico Downtown Plaza. The march will end with a lunchtime rally and workshops, according to the event page.
In Redding, the women's march will gather at 10 a.m. at Redding City Hall. Their theme is "The Power of One."
The speakers for the Redding march include Diane Kinyon, Lori McNeill, and Rachel Freemon-Sowers. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, banners, and flags depicting and celebrating diversity and inclusion, the group said.
In 2019, over 500 people attended the Redding Women's March. For more information on the Redding Women's March, CLICK HERE.
The City of Chico has announced several streets will be closed for the North Valley Community Foundation, Women's March Chico.
- Broadway will be closed from First Street to Fourth Street.
- Main Street will be closed from First Street to Sixth Street.
- First Street will be closed between Broadway and Main Street.
- Second Street will be closed between Salem Street and Main Street.
- Third Street will be closed from Salem Street to Orient Street.
- Fourth and Fifth Streets will be closed between Broadway and Orient Street.
The Chico closures will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Below is a map of the Chico street closures.