In solidarity! The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes the January Coalition to Harvard Square and Cambridge Common.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 all-day

In solidarity! The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes the January Coalition to Harvard Square and Cambridge Common.

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. please join Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern, along with Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts, State Representative Marjorie Decker, and City Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui as they welcome the January Coalition to the Cambridge Common for a rally and call to action! Zayda Ortiz of the Indivisible Mystic Valley will emcee the event.

Thousands of people from across New England will take to the streets again to show that Women's Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women's Rights. Rain or shine, everyone is welcomed to the to the event, including families and people with disabilities.

STATEMENT OF VALUES:

1) We are a coalition of diverse social justice, human rights, disability rights, women’s rights, and peace organizations that are coming together on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to voice our opposition to an administration that is systematically eroding the rights of women and other marginalized people, dismantling and destroying our democracy, and putting the entire world at risk.

2) We have come together to affirm our common values, and we seek to ensure the rights of all people to liberty, dignity, and equal protection under the law.

3) We are dedicated to the guarantee of these basic human rights for all individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, nationality, immigration status, disability, economic status, geographical residence, health status, culture, and political affiliation, not just in the United States but across the planet.

4) We believe that we are strengthened as a society by our diversity, and we are committed to protecting and passing laws that protect and sustain the rights of all people in our multicultural and multiethnic society.

5) We are united to resist the harmful consequences of President Trump's administration on women, other marginalized groups, and the planet itself.

6) We envision this event as an occasion to recognize the resistance efforts undertaken thus far, and to further mobilize our collective energies for the year ahead.

List of groups co-sponsoring the event:

• Boston Persists—Events for the Resistance
• Cambridge Area Stronger Together
• Cambridge-Somerville for Change
• Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
• Human Rights Festival
• Indivisible Mystic Valley
• Indivisible Somerville
• March Forward Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Peace Action
• Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign
• New England Independence Campaign
• Not One Penny — Tax March
• We Unite Organizations
• More coming...

Endorsers:
• ACLU Massachusetts
• Action Corps Boston
• Brick X Brick
• Cambridge Residents Alliance
• CAIR Massachusetts – Council on American–Islamic Relations.
• Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
• Indivisible Cambridge (Facebook group link)
• Indivisible-RISE Newburyport (Facebook group link)
• Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants
• Mass ADAPT (ADAPT)
• Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
• Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign
• Not One Penny — Tax March
• Oxfam America
• Our Revolution Massachusetts
• PowerMASS
• Seven Sisters Together (Activist Alumnae of the Seven Sisters Colleges)
• Veterans for Peace Boston, Boston, Chapter 9, "Smedley D. Butler Brigade"
• Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
• YWCA Cambridge
• YWCA Newburyport

Community speakers include:
• Rhoda Gibson, MassADAPT
• Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University
• Laura Rotolo, ACLU Massachusetts
• Nichole Mossalam, CAIR Massachusetts
• Andrea James, Families for Justice As Healing
• Tina Chéry, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
• Michelle Cunha, Massachusetts Peace Action
• Savina Martin, Poor People’s Campaign
• Eva Martin Blythe, YWCA Cambridge
• Tray Johns, #Fedfam4life
• Aleksandra Burger-Roy, NEIC
• Freedom for All Massachusetts (speaker TBA)

Musical Guests:
• Vocal Opposition
• BABAM

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