The Community Services team is expanding our presence and growing community in the East Bay. This year, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is spearheading the Disability Contingent, joining women and community allies in the Women's March Oakland taking place on Saturday, January 20th.
The Women’s March Oakland’s mission is to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” This is not a political march, but rather a community march that aligns with LightHouse's mission to promote equality and self-reliance for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Inspired by the article "Disability Rights Are Conspicuously Absent from the Women’s March Platform," the LightHouse team took initiative to join the organizing committee. The Women’s March Oakland is committed to removing systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect.
The Women’s March Oakland is for anyone who believes women’s rights are human rights; all are welcome regardless of ability, age, gender, or gender identity. We look forward to you joining us on January 20th because women's rights are human rights.
We'll meet at the parking lot located at 40 10th St., Oakland. For more detailed instructions, contact Laura Millar (contact information below). Rally starts 10:00 a.m. and tentative start of the March after the Rally will be 11:30 a.m.
For more information on how to participate in the disability contingency, please contact Laura Millar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 694-7345.
If you would like to volunteer for the disability contingency, please contact Allyson Ferrari at email@example.com or (415) 694 – 7320.