23
January
2017
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10:51 PM
America/Denver

Roadrunners have a presence – and voice – at the Women’s March on Denver

By Cory Phare
Photos by Sara Hertwig

Summary

Organized as an offshoot of the Washington march, the Women’s March on Denver had thousands of participants.

More than 100,000 people took part in the Women’s March on Denver this past Saturday. Organized as an offshoot of the larger Women’s March on Washington, the local march had a stated message to provide an “...opportunity for all participants to support social justice, human rights and equality.”

In support of the march, a poster-making event at the Institute of Women’s Studies and Services this past Thursday was organized by MSU Denver students Andy Putman, Cheyenne DeChristopher, and Jazmin Vega. On Saturday morning, a contingent also gathered at the office to march to Civic Center Park and join the larger assembly.

“The goal is to cast visibility and send a message of inclusion,” said Putman, a women's studies major. “We all carry multiple identities with us; we as a nation and movement desperately need to focus not only on gender rights but also elements like class, race, sexuality, and ability.

As indicated by MSU Denver’s Core Elements of Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, diversity embraces age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual differences and gender identity and expression.