Tri-Cities Womxn’s March incorporates art in fight for womxn’s rights

PASCO, Wash. — The Tri-Cities Womxn’s March is bringing a new twist this year by incorporating the arts.

Amber Rodriguez, lead organizer and dancer, is featuring local artists and performers to share their perspectives through poetry, skits, artwork and dances along with powerful speakers.

The Tri-Cities Womxn’s March is spelled with an “x” to include all those who identify as womxn and will be addressing immigration, reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights.

Rodriguez said one of the major issues locally is making courts accessible to all.

“In court houses locally and around our valley, ICE ends up showing up and just picking people up,” explained Rodriguez. “Most of us don’t understand that the actual people that are being affected by this are normal people. It’s your neighbor, it’s the kids that have been raised with your kids all their lives, it’s students that are engineers and are coming up with brilliant ideas that are being harmed by this.”

The Tri-Cities Womxn’s March is happening on Sunday, Mar. 8 at Volunteer Park in Pasco. There is opportunity to make your own picket signs with the group at 12:15 p.m. and the march will begin at 1 p.m.

The event is working in partnership with Planned Parenthood and PFLAG, along with many other local organizations and resources.

You can find more information, by clicking here.