Taking place for the third year in a row, the Yavapai County Women March On is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Yavapai County courthouse plaza.
The theme is “Inclusion,” and the stated mission is to march in solidarity for a fair, just and inclusive world where all people – regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation – are treated fairly and equally.
“Our new name, Yavapai County Women March On, recognizes March participants from beyond Prescott, and our purple logo denotes our desire to achieve universal inclusion,” Amy Hurst, one of the event organizers, said in a Jan. 15 press release. “Whatever their priorities, everyone is welcome at the March.”
Participants can expect songs by local musicians, a short talk by event organizers, the march around the courthouse, and a flash mob dance. At the conclusion, everyone will join together in singing “Break the Chain,” the song of One Billion Rising, which protests violence and oppression of women worldwide.
The event is expected to last one hour.
In addition to the march itself, the Women’s Wave art exhibit opens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the BUtifull Studio, 211 N. Granite St., featuring the perspectives of women artists.
An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. The exhibit will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Jan. 19 to 24. It also will open from 5 to 8 p.m. during Prescott’s Fourth Friday Art Walk on Jan. 25.
The march is open to everyone, Hurst said.
“We are proud of the work we’ve done since the first march in 2017 and take strength from the millions who have marched in solidarity and continue to march for a better, brighter future,” she added.
Hats, scarves, buttons, and a commemorative photo booklet will be available by donation.
For more information, visit the Yavapai County Women March On on Facebook.