3 Bronx women among those to 'answer the call,' organize 4th annual Women's March in NYC

We're a week away from the Women's March in New York City, but it almost didn't happen.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2020, 3:09 AM

Updated 1,646 days ago

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We're a week away from the Women's March in New York City, but it almost didn't happen.
"This crazy Bronx girl said yes, and answered the call," said Women's March Alliance co-chair Sulma Arzu-Brown.
That call came only six weeks ago to organize the 2020 Rise and Roar Women's March in Columbus Circle. It's in partnership with the New York City chapter of the National Women's March in Foley Square.
Arzu-Brown, Michelle Sampson and Monique McCollough came together with others from Harlem and Brooklyn to put the event together. Thousands will be able to raise their voices on Jan. 18 for the fourth annual Women's March.
Their mission is to bring people together to advocate for women's issues like pay equity, #MeToo, immigration and gun reform, reproductive rights, social justice issues and more.
"I see the city has to be a place for my daughter to grow up and feel safe here. With things like this, I can empower her, she can march with me and rally, and it makes so much of a difference for other women and their children as well," said Sampson.
A group of speakers are lined up to represent a different issue, including the youngest speaker in the four years of the Women's March, 14-year-old Marley Dias. Dias is the creator of 1,000 Black Girl Books.
With everything going on in the world, they say it's a way to kick off the new decade on a unified front.


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