While several islanders are traveling to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, island women will have their own march, the Ocracoke Sister March.
The march will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. on Irvin Garrish Highway at School Road. It will proceed to the Ocracoke lighthouse and return to Books To Be Red along School Road.
According to the Ocracoke Sister March Facebook page set up by Sundae Horn, the Ocracoke march is abiding by the non-partisan guidelines of the national Women’s March “so that our gathering is not against any party or person, but in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
The posting notes: All are welcome–sisters and brothers.
When the marchers return to the Books to be Red lawn, they will gather for music and readings at the stage if the weather allows, or at Deepwater Theater if it is raining.
All are invited to the Magic Bean after the march to call and email members of Congress about issues they care about.