Women’s March to be held in Homer on Jan. 21

Homer will participate with more than 160 national and international Women’s Marches on Jan. 21, the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The marches are inspired by the national Women’s March on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

The Women’s March on Homer is one of more than 200 marches happening nationally and internationally and one of 10 events happening statewide. The march begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Homer Council on the Arts. At noon the sidewalk march proceeds east on Pioneer Avenue to WKFL Park and concludes at 12:45 p.m. with a group photo. People not able to march can join the event at WKFL.

From 1-3 p.m., meet at Kachemak Bay Campus for live broadcast of the National Women’s March on Washington, D.C., and community information on women’s rights and human rights.

“As with the national march, the Women’s March in Homer is an inclusive, nonpartisan event. The intent of the local march is to expresses support for women’s rights and human rights in our community and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.

“Anyone who is concerned about women’s rights as human rights is welcome to attend. The intention is to build connections and collaboration in our community, to raise awareness and help protect existing rights on local, state and national levels,” said organizer Karen Murdock.

For more information, Woman’s March on Homer can be found on Facebook or email at womensmarchonhomer@gmail.com.