Valencia: The Women’s March to End Sexism

Beatriz “Betty” Valencia, Vice President of Operations, Business & Finance, Central Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of OC, community organizer, author and motivational speaker writes that sexism is a cancer in our society that oppresses all of us.

Keefe: Why I’ll March

Catherine Keefe, poet, essayist and story coach writes that she will march so that her body will be counted in the name of all that is just.

Dunnell: Stand Up, March for the Movement

Kaelyn Dunnell, a local San Juan Capistrano teenager, writes that the Women’s March provides motivation, inspiration and encouragement; a place where you can find your voice.

Briceño: I March for Working Women

Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 and Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County writes that worker’s rights are women’s rights.

Adelekan: We Must March to Make Our Voices Heard

Dr. Patricia Adelekan, CEO and Founder of Youth on the Move, writes that she will be marching at the Orange County Women’s March on January 18th, 2020 for the same reasons she participated in the March on Washington in 1963: Unity, Justice, Fairness, Equality, Jobs, Freedom, and Agape love for all mankind

Rutter: I Am Not Homeless. I Am a Human Being

Callie Rutter, a lifelong resident of Orange County writes about her personal twist of fate and the harsh reality of finding herself homeless coupled with having to fight cancer. In spite of her personal struggles, her compassion and courage has led her to become an advocate for the human rights of people experiencing homelessness.