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Women march on in Duluth

It's been a groundbreaking year for women.

In January 2017, women organized and millions participated in the largest protest demonstration in the United States since the Vietnam War and the largest worldwide protest in history.

The marches were in response to Donald Trump's anti-women and bigoted public statements and policy positions, but were predominantly in support of science, reason and equanimity in legislation for all people, regardless of gender, religion, sexual identity, race, age or anything else utterly irrelevant to their intrinsic value as human beings.

That solidarity ignited a movement.

In the Twin Ports, women are doing it again at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 when they assemble at the Building for Women, 32 E First St. Duluth.

The Feminist Action Collection, combined with numerous other groups, will peacefully march down First Street to Duluth City Hall, 411 W. First St., where they'll gather for 30 minutes to hear an incredible array of local activists, leaders and artists speak including activist and scientist Andrea Crouse, singer and professor Lyz Jaakola & the Oshkii Giizhik singers, activist Jackie Halberg, graphic designer and professor Terresa Hardaway, professor Arshia Khan, Mayor Emily Larson, activist and advocate LeAnn Littlewolf, activist and advocate Marisa Ring, musician Sara Thomsen, poet Melissa Thoreson and Duluth City Councilor Renee Van Nett.