Maui women getting ready to march again

Women’s March Maui 2018 will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan 20 beginning on the front lawn of UH-Maui College.

“This pro-women march aims to continue to send a bold message to this administration and to the world that ‘women’s rights are human rights,’ and ‘time’s up!’ ” a news release said.

There will be an opening pule followed by the march along Kaahumanu Avenue from the college with sign-waving and inspirational singing. Speakers will be lined up for the event as well.

The march will go left from the Kaahumanu Avenue entrance of the college, cross the street at the crosswalk at the entrance to Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, head back on Kaahumanu Avenue toward Wakea Avenue, where marchers will cross back to the college.

Hana resident Teresa Shook ignited the Women’s March movement around the world. She created a Facebook event in November 2016 encouraging people to protest Donald Trump’s election. More than 500,000 people joined her in the nation’s capital in January 2017 with another 2 million people participating in more than 600 marches worldwide, including on Maui.

The Maui march attracted as many as 5,000 people last year, one of the largest marches of its kind the island has seen.

For more information on the march, go to the Women’s March Maui 2018 Facebook page. Those interested in volunteering may send their cellphone number to mauiwomen2018@aol.com.

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