Montrose, Colorado is mobilizing for equality.
Alongside events taking place in Durango, Grand Junction, Denver, and throughout Colorado and the world, and in conjunction with the 3rd annual Women’s March on Washington, Western Slope citizens will gather in Montrose for a demonstration to unify the community, affect change from a grassroots level, and to support equality and opportunity for all.
The march will take place from 10:00 - 11:00am on Saturday, January 19 beginning at Demoret Park, 246 W. Main Street in Montrose (marchers are encouraged to arrive at 9:30am). The route will conclude at Centennial Plaza at approximately 11:00am where participants will be treated to live music from Gabrielle Louise and the Delicious House Band, as well as a slate of inspiring guest speakers from around the region including Rachel Esters, diversity and leadership trainer, Karl Hanlon, primary house candidate for Colorado’s District 3, Kori Keil Zapletal, Montrose Public Defenders office, and others. Coffee Trader has generously donated coffee and hot chocolate for the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own signs with an emphasis on positive expression.
The project is a collaboration between local, statewide and national organizations including D3 Indivisible Colorado, Western Colorado Alliance, Uncompahgre Valley Alliance, Hispanic Affairs Project, Community Spirit Church, Vote Common Good (and League of Women Voters - pending), in an effort to promote the protection of the inalienable rights and freedoms afforded to all Americans by the U.S. Constitution through respectful engagement – even when we disagree.
The event supports all members of our society, regardless of race, gender, economic status, citizenship status, disability, religion, political belief or sexual orientation, with the understanding that all citizens have the right to prosper and live freely in safe and healthy environments. Additionally, the march endorses the application of clear, fair, and consistently applied immigration laws that do not discriminate against any person based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or origin, and advocates for the building bridges and gateways rather than walls.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Montrose, CO
10:00-11:00am ~ March from Demoret Park, 246 W Main Street (meet at 9:30am)
11:00am-Noon ~ Speakers at Centennial Plaza, 422 S 1st Street (March finish)
Participants are encouraged to bring their own signs with an emphasis on positive expression, please.