LOGAN – Logan will be joining cities all over the country Saturday in promoting equality and justice for all people. The celebration is for the accomplishments of the 2017 Women’s March and it will look ahead to the issues women face in 2018.
Co-chair of the event, Iris Nielsen, says she and chair Susan Jules have gathered a lot of help and the event will culminate at the steps of the Historic Cache County Courthouse, 179 N. Main in Logan.
Nielsen says people have told her they are coming from as far away as Wyoming because women are important.
“We’re 51% of the population and we’re just not recognized in government, we’re not recognized in business,” exclaims Nielsen. “Our wages are 80% of a dollar every man makes. There are a lot of things between a woman and a man that aren’t equal, besides the obvious.
“We’ve been dealing with this for more than 40 years and we’re not seeing much improvement. Along with everything that’s going on in Hollywood we’re saying ‘Time’s up! You guys need to realize that women have a voice.'”
Nielsen says that voice is being heard more often now in more and more important places.
<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/1546476632102066/” target=”_blank”>Saturday’s Woman’s March</a> will include several speakers discussing current issues, organizing and leadership. There will be a poster-making party ahead of the march in the Bonneville Room of the Logan Library from 1-2:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their own supplies (poster board, markers, etc), ideas and friends. The march will then proceed down Logan’s Main Street from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Confirmed speakers include Jenny Wilson (a candidate for U.S. Senate), Star Coulbrooke (Logan Poet Laureate), Colleen O’Neil (Associate Professor of History at Utah State University), Karina Glass (Professor of Sociology and organizer of Real Women Run, speaking on the power of women in leadership), Gonca Feyza Soyer (a Muslim woman living in America) and Katie Stringham (Development Support Coordinator for the CAPSA domestic violence, abuse and rape recovery center).