Voices from the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March
The Seattle Womxn’s March, now in its third year, has come and gone. But the voices from the rally linger in these speeches.
Themes included healing and thriving, peace through justice and local calls to action. The speakers addressed building community, not walls, the distinction between being an ally and an accomplice, the question of who makes history and what it means to make America great again.
“Too many of us have fallen for anything longing for the good old days, even though the good old days were racist, were transphobic, were sexist and misogynist, were classist and homophobic,” said Dr. Rev. Kelle Brown.
The program included the following speakers and performers:
- Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director of Chief Seattle Club
- Monserrat Padilla, Coordinator with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
- Rev. Bianca Lovelace, Washington Poor People’s Campaign
- ChrisTiana Obey Sumner, Seattle Disability Commission
- Hanan Hassan, poet
- Cinthia Vazquez, Washington Dream Coalition
- Dr. Rev. Kelle Brown, Lead Pastor, Plymouth Church Seattle
- The Muckleshoot Canoe Family led the opening Land Blessing (in the full version)
- The Blackfeet Tribe Crazy Dogs Society Blessing (in the full version)
Seattle Womxn Marching Forward organized the third annual Seattle Womxn’s March, in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on January 19 at Cal Anderson Park.
Please note: This recording contains one unedited word of an adult nature.
Listen to the full versions below:
2019 Seattle Womxn's March
Full version of the rally before the 2019 Seattle Womxn's March