Intersectionality is not just the word of the day; it is our path forward. We know this because this movement, including the Women’s March, has struggled for so long to build meaningful coalitions. Today, we step into the work.
Today, we know better: because we listened, as a March, as a movement, as a people committed to justice. We listened to the voices of the marginalized, those targeted by sexism, racism, classism, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, heterosexism, cissexism, and more, and we are continuing to build those relationships, internally and externally.
Today we unite: as allies and those directly targeted by oppression, in the global movement for justice, recognition, and healing.
Today, we act: to dismantle oppression in all its forms; we unapologetically commit to making our state, our nation, our world, a safe and equitable place for all.
The Womxn’s March Denver is launching today with the “x” in our name, because we believe in equity and we act with purpose to make space for trans, non-binary, and genderqueer persons in our name. But it is not enough for us to be inclusive in language only. We must all commit to doing the work. We must speak our truths and listen to others speaking theirs. We must commit to anti-oppressive principles and goals, with marginalized persons at the center of our movements. We must act, to dismantle systems that harm, and to create new systems that uplift.
The Womxn’s March is more than just a day, it’s a global movement, a lifetime commitment, and a personal journey. We, the Womxn’s March Denver Leadership Team and community, invite you all to join us this January. Let the work begin.