Women’s March one year later: Boise plans to celebrate one year anniversary of Idaho’s largest march

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Indivisible Boise Chapter One—a chapter of the national Indivisible Project whose goal is to “support and grow a grassroots progressive agenda”—is celebrating the one year anniversary of the largest march in Idaho’s history. Last year, thousands of students and community members flooded the streets of Boise, chanting alongside each other and celebrating women’s rights. This year, the Women’s March Anniversary Rally takes place on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Idaho State Capitol steps.

According to the event page, People For Unity states: “This event will recognize our success as a community over the past year, but also emphasize that the fight is far from over, it’s a marathon not a sprint.”

Photo by Evan Fishburn.

Speakers at the rally will include Lisa Sanchez, Idaho activist and newly elected Boise City Council; Fanisee Bias, an organizer at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence; Mistie Tolman, Idaho Legislative Director and Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii; and Nicole LeFavour, a former Idaho State Senator. There will also be live music by Lisa Stravers.

The rally will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. The event will include speeches by female activists in the community, volunteer opportunities and independent local booths. Anyone can attend, and street parking is available free of charge on weekends. All money that is donated will be spent solely on the event, and any additional money will be donated to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Photo by Evan Fishburn.

Additionally, Women’s March Online will be hosting an online march on Facebook, on January 20. Here, ralliers will be able to participate online through discussion posts and photos with fellow supporters.   

Photo by Evan Fishburn.


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