Maui women get­ting ready to march again

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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 sign­wav­ing 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 maui women2018@aol.com.

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