On January 19, 2019, self-identified women and people of all genders will march around the nation and around the globe for the third year in a row. PFT will form a contingent to join the Women’s March Oakland and we invite you and your family and friends to be there!

The Mission of Women’s March Oakland is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities in Oakland and the greater East Bay to create transformative social change”.  At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will activate our communities and publicly proclaim our commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we desperately need!”

This motion of women is a motion for all of us who need a new world and is not focused on narrowly defined women’s issues. Women’s March Oakland is focused on 4 areas: Civil Rights, Ending Violence, Immigrant Rights and Youth.   What follows are excerpts from the National Women’s March Values and Principles (https://www.womensmarch.com/principles/):

  • We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights.

  • We believe Gender Justice is Racial Justice is Economic Justice.

  • Women have the right to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies.

  • We believe in accountability and justice for police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color and Indigenous peoples.

  • We believe in Reproductive Freedom.

  • We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, two-spirit or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings.

  • We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity.

  • We believe in equal pay for equal work and the right of all women to be paid equitably.

  • We stand for the rights, dignity, and fair treatment of all unpaid and paid caregivers.

  • We believe that all workers – including domestic and farm workers – must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all.

  • We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.

If you care about these issues, please join your PFT sisters, brothers and family on January 19. United actions like this make a difference and can be inspirational and fun!

Meet at PFT office 9-9:30 am for donuts, then march to Lake Merritt Amphitheater to rally at 10 am.

See the schedule on the attached flyer.

In unity,


Kimberly R. King, Ph.D.

PFT Diversity Chair

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