By Bobinec, Greg on February 25, 2020.
With International Women’s Day approaching, the Lethbridge March on Solidarity Collective is bringing back the Lethbridge Women’s Day Rally on March 8, where they will be advocating for a just society and to launch a new project.
This year the collective is focusing on the theme of “Hand-in-Hand” as the group wants to bring attention to the challenges faced by disabled women and women who are experiencing homelessness. Throughout the day, they will be distributing hats and scarves in a variety or Pride-striped patterns as well as the original pinks. Organizers will also be launching a fundraising opportunity to coincide with the march, with the Sisterhood Handbag Project to help homeless women.
“We are adding a new element this year by launching the Sisterhood Handbag Project,” says Karen Hann, Women’s March organizer. “We will be asking march participants to bring a spare handbag or a cash donation, and we will be filling those bags with supplies such as soap, feminine hygiene items, tooth-care products and more, and Sage Clan Patrol will distribute those bags to women who are experiencing homelessness, as they have built up trusting relationships with these individuals.”
In support of the handbag project, Intuition Tattoo is offering to do a fundraiser where people can come in and get a discount on a feminist-themed tattoo if they bring a donation for the handbag project. The proceeds from the tattoos that day will be going toward the project.
The Lethbridge Women’s Day Rally is set for March 8, from noon to 2 p.m. on Mayor Magrath Drive South, in front of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.