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. Here is a look at that incredible day.