It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago that nearly 10,000 Northern Nevadans converged on downtown Reno for the first Reno Women’s March. The mood was decidedly agitated that year, yet collaborative and hopeful as women and allies joined peacefully together to vocalize their desire for equality - for Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ women - for mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers to have every opportunity afforded to men.
Fast forward to today - four impassioned and strong marches later, we're ready to celebrate that change is happening. We’re seeing compassion, empathy and inclusion become a priority. This year's march takes place on Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 am on Facebook and YouTube.
“The hard work of millions is paying off, and we’re ready to celebrate,” said planning committee member Mylan Hawkins.
The 2021 Reno Women’s March will be an opportunity to kick up our heels — and sneakers — to recognize all that we have accomplished over the past four years while imagining the bright future ahead of us. It’s a time for unity — with an America that is inclusive, diverse, understanding and welcoming. After all, we’re Better Together – the theme of this year’s march.
The virtual 2021 Reno Women’s March will be full of entertainment and inspiration, featuring poets, musicians and dancers, live speeches from our Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, and an inspiring diverse lineup of people of every age sharing their experiences, and vision for our collective future.
As in past years, Reno Women’s March will kick off with an Indigenous Jingle Dancer sister who will pay tribute for the tragic passing of a community member and her child, as well as give blessing for the march. We’ll hear inspiring words from women of every generation. We’ll enjoy songs, dances and poems.
Please join us to celebrate our new administration, one that is already giving deserving women seats at the table. Join us to celebrate our country’s first woman vice president, Kamala Harris. Join us to celebrate an agenda that prioritizes equality — not just for women, but for all ethnicities, sexual orientations, countries of origin. It’s party time!
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