When and Where is the Celebration?
On June 17th, in solidarity with our Women’s March London sisters and communities across the United Kingdom, we will come together to celebrate what unites us in our collective work for progress, justice, and freedom. This event honors the life and memory of Jo Cox, a British Member of Parliament, who was fatally shot and stabbed in a targeted attack by an ethno-nationalist on June 16, 2016.
Jo worked for a fairer, kinder, and more tolerant world. In that, we share her passion. On June 17th, we offer a celebration to honor our commonality and to move forward as a unified movement to elect more women to public office, to end violence against women, to celebrate love in the face of intolerance, to end state and police violence in our communities, to fight for full reproductive rights and justice, to advance workers’ rights and economic justice, to end war, to fight for racial justice and immigrant rights, to advance queer justice and the rights of all LGBTQIA+ folks, to fight for disability justice, to protect our planet, and so much more.
This event will also highlight the anniversary of Loving Day with talks and performances that highlight the importance of building multicultural awareness, understanding, acceptance, and identity, and the important role of Loving vs.Virginia.
The event will feature musical performances, speeches, face painting, performance art, food trucks, arts and crafts, as well as tables for grassroots groups and statewide advocacy groups. Together, we will maintain our momentum for the Resistance Summer. We know that the only way we move forward is by moving forward together. We hope you’ll join us in celebration of this movement.