FARGO — Demonstrators will take to the streets later this month in Fargo for the annual Women’s March as they join thousands of others across the country to support women's rights and advocate for other social initiatives.
The event will begin at noon Jan. 18 in the Memorial Union Ballroom at North Dakota State University, according to a message posted Tuesday, Jan. 7, on Facebook by Indivisible Fargo-Moorhead.
The march in Fargo is reflective of a worldwide phenomenon that started in 2017. Women's rights advocates took to the streets of cities around the globe, particularly in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The march also was a conduit for vocalizing support for the LGBTQ community, racial equality, health care reform and immigration advocacy.
More than 3 million demonstrators marched in 2017 across the world, according to media reports. A similar demonstration is slated for Jan. 18 in D.C.
This is the fourth year Fargo-Moorhead will play host to its own Women’s March. Last year, about 700 people rallied at the Fargo Civic Center before marching through downtown Fargo.
The event typically starts with speakers before demonstrators march in the city. A list of speakers and route had not been released as of Tuesday.