January 21, 2017 was the Women’s March on Washington. Held the day after Inauguration, half a million women marched in Washington. In what became a global movement, there were 25 “sister” marches across Canada, and over 600 around the world.
Edmonton’s sister march was organized entirely by three women: Alison Poste, Paula Kirman, and Michelle Brewer. Over 4000 people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature for speakers, singing, and a short walk in solidarity with our sisters around the world.
Then came January 22, and the question of how to keep the momentum going. Alison and Paula decided to start organizing under the #WMWYEG banner to keep up with calls to action and and to plan future events concerning women and feminism. Part of this included the creation of this website.