Latinas say ¡Presente! at the Women’s March on Washington
Register now and join us for a memorable trip!
SORRY WE ARE SOLD OUT!
“We believe this is a historical event uniting women of all colors, races and backgrounds to stand together. We gather to send a message to the incoming President-elect and his appointees that women will be vigilant to defend the rights we have achieved with great effort and sacrifice,” said Nelly Reyes, one of the organizers and the Founder of freshie Natural Feminine Care.
“As Latinas, we have to work harder and wiser to achieve the success we deserve,” said Susana G Baumann, editor-in-chief at LatinasinBusiness.us. “Despite being a phenomenal asset to the national economy as both consumers and producers, Latinas still lack economic and political representation that can guarantee the wellbeing our families and communities deserve. We will come together with hundreds of thousands of other women to demand what we believe are our rights: to live, work and educate our children in a peaceful and safe environment, and to keep our families together,” she added.
Reyes, who is a Dominican-American and Baumann, an Argentinean-American, believe that the despiteful rhetoric of the past electoral campaign against Mexican undocumented immigrants is an offense to all Latino immigrants, no matter where they come from or how they got here.
“In addition, we extend our solidarity to all other groups who are exposed to the hate of intolerance and discrimination: global immigrants, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, LGBTQIA, Native Americans, Asians, Blacks and Latinos, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault who see their rights threatened and their lives in danger,” the organizers said.
“We invite all Latinas and Latinos to join us to say Presente! at the Women’s March on Washington and enjoy a day of civic engagement for the right to demonstrate, a way to exercise our civil rights,” Reyes added.
The cost of $60 includes round-trip in a luxury mini-van to the Women’s March on Washington location, pick up in North and South Jersey locations with ample parking space, free breakfast, snacks and lunch, and prizes for the participants sponsored by the organizers. Please register promptly as there are only 10 seats left! This is going to be a memorable trip! (Once you register, you will receive an email with instructions and details about the trip!)
IMPORTANT: Cut off day for registration is JANUARY 15 AT MIDNIGHT.
-Cancellations due to personal reasons after January 15 will only be honored as long as there are candidates on waitlist to take your place.
-Cancellations due to inclement weather will be decided and informed 24 hours in advance of trip and we will reimburse 80% of the ticket value.
Guiding Principles of the Women’s March on Washington
Women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. We practice empathy with the intent to learn about the intersecting identities of each other. We will suspend our first judgement and do our best to lead without ego. We follow the principles of Kingian nonviolence, which are defined as follows:
- Principle 1: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is a positive force confronting the forces of injustice and utilizes the righteous indignation and spiritual, emotional, and intellectual capabilities of people as the vital force for change and reconciliation.
- Principle 2: The Beloved Community is the framework for the future. The nonviolent concept is an overall effort to achieve a reconciled world by raising the level of relationships among people to a height where justice prevails and persons attain their full human potential.
- Principle 3: Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil. The nonviolent approach helps one analyze the fundamental conditions, policies and practices of the conflict rather than reacting to one’s opponents or their personalities.
- Principle 4: Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve our goal. Self-chosen suffering is redemptive and helps the movement grow in a spiritual as well as a humanitarian dimension. The moral authority of voluntary suffering for a goal communicates the concern to one’s own friends and community as well as to the opponent.
- Principle 5: Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence. The nonviolent attitude permeates all aspects of the campaign. It provides a mirror type reflection of the reality of the condition to one’s opponent and the community at large. Specific activities must be designed to maintain a high level of spirit and morale during a nonviolent campaign.
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