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Fri Jan 25 2019 (Updated 01/03/20)
San Francisco Bay Area Women's Marches Inclusive, Exhilirating
Despite Attempts to Divide the Feminist Movement, Bay Area Takes to the Streets
On January 19, at women's marches throughout the Bay Area, the focus was on unity rather than on the rift that split the national group. Optimism was abundant despite a slight decrease in attendance from previous years. The marches were not without critics who cited a lack of attention to the plight of the underhoused and other issues effecting women. Unlike the city of New York where there were two separate marches, however, a spirit of solidarity ruled the day.

The largest marches in the Bay Area were in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Santa Cruz. There were many other marches in the greater Bay Area including in the cities of Petaluma, Walnut Creek and San Leandro. A San Mateo rally resounded in songs denouncing patriarchy. In the Central Valley, a march in Fresno drew thousands of participants.

Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party issued a statement before the marches blaming a mix of forces from the FBI to “so-called men's rights advocates” for trying to prevent a multi-racial, grassroots feminist movement from consolidating and taking off. The joint statement by the two groups called for activists to work together to build a democratic and inclusive feminist movement.

Statement on Women's March from Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

Fresno — photo Photos: 1 | 2

San Francisco — photo Photos: 1 | 2 | Third Time Marcher

Oakland — photo Photos: 1 | 2

San Jose — photo Photos: 1 | 2

Santa Rosa — photo Photos

Santa Cruz — photo Photos

San Mateo — photo Photos

calendar Event Announcements: (ordered by time of day)
Napa Valley | Santa Rosa | Oakland | San Leandro | Monterey Bay | Walnut Creek | San José | San Francisco | Petaluma | Santa Cruz | Tri-Valley/Pleasanton | San Mateo

See Also: calendar Oppose the "Walk for Life": Stand Up for Women! Trump/Pence Must Go! (Jan 26)

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