Upcoming Women’s March


Kate Willett, News Writer

On October 17, 2020, the Dakota Coalition of Grand Forks North Dakota will be hosting a Women’s March starting at the Flood Memorial Monument at 1 p.m. Masks are required, and the dress code is black, pink, or multicolored rainbow attire, in solidarity for BLM, the LGBTQ+ community, and the feminist movement. This march will feature key speakers, who will be outlining the opposition the Coalition and its supporters have with the current administration and its policies, including the push to fill the seat of the recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This march is for everyone, and according to the Facebook event description of the event, “A feminist future is only possible if it includes EVERYONE. The intersection of race, class, sexuality, and gender is the foundation of that future. This coalition is passionate about the feminist future it is fighting for, and the opposition it has to the current Administration under President Trump. 

This free event is open to the public and will be held on October 17, 2020, starting at 1 p.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. The main point of this event is to bring everyone together and march for what really matters, which is the alliance of all races, classes, sexualities, genders, and equal rights for all. This group has “Three years of resistance and counting! We are telling the stories of women on the front lines and issues that are important to them, including BLM, LGBTQ and Transgender, and COVID 19.” (https://calendar.und.edu/event/grand_forks_womens_march_2020#.X34VrC9h1o4). More details about this event can be found at calendar.und.edu, and they call all individuals to “Join us in a celebration and March of the Feminist movement and our opposition to the tyrannical rule of this Administration. 

Marches like this have rapidly gained popularity over the last few years as American citizens have taken to the streets to protest and march for the causes they believe in, but marches like this have been popular for years. Some of the most recent marches, including the Black Lives Matter marches and Pride Parades, have been some of the most talked-about events in America this year. According to the event description: “We are harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Join us! All are welcome to march and show their allyship for the LGBTQ+ community, BLM movement, and the feminist movement. 


Kaitlyn Willet is a Dakota Student News Writer. She can be reached at [email protected]