Published On: Sun, Dec 30th, 2018

California Women’s March Cancelled After Worries That Protesters Would Be ‘Overly White’

Women march during the International Women's Day March and Rally on March 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The rally is a lead up to the annual International Women's Day on March 8.

A women’s march that was set to take place in Eureka, California on January 19 has been cancelled over concerns that there would not be enough diverse participants, Newsweek is reporting. The protest’s organizers confirmed the cancellation in a Facebook post.

“The local organizers are continuing to meet and discuss how to broaden representation in the organizing committee to create an event that represents and supports peoples who live here in Humboldt,” the statement read.

“Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community. Instead of pushing forward with crucial voices absent, the organizing team will take time for more outreach. Our goal is that planning will continue and we will be successful in creating an event that will build power and community engagement through connection between women that seek to improve the lives of all in our community.”

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California Women’s March Cancelled After Worries That Protesters Would Be ‘Overly White’