Women and their allies in the Tri-Cities march in for abortion justice Oct. 2

Published 4:59 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

JOHNSON CITY — On Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. people across the Tri-Cities will take to the streets in a march to demand an end to the dangerous, escalating attacks on reproductive rights and freedoms in this country.
The action in Johnson City was organized by Women’s March Tri-Cities as part of the national day of action which will feature more than 600+ events in all 50 states.
What: March from King Commons Park leaving at 1:30 p.m. to Founders Park for a Rally at 2 p.m. Participants must wear masks and socially distance.
What: March from King Commons Park leaving at 1:30 p.m. to Founders Park for a Rally at 2 p.m. Participants must wear masks and socially distance. Speakers will be brief and entertainment will be provided by Roxanne McDaniel and the Meraki Movement Studio will be providing a troupe of belly dancers!
When: Saturday, Oct. 2 — 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: March leaving from King Commons Park going through Johnson City to Founders Park, 225 Commerce St., Johnson City, for the Rally. 
The actions in the Tri-Cities come as the Supreme Court is set to begin oral arguments on October 4 in a case that will determine the future of abortion rights for all Americans. 
More than 110+ organizations have joined forces to take part in the #RallyforAbortionJustice, organized by Women’s March, to show that Americans overwhelmingly support Roe v. Wade and that this is nothing more than another unacceptable Right Wing power grab to control the bodies, futures and lives of pregnant and birthing people. 
A last minute sign making event will take place Friday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 p.m. at Shakti in the Mountains, 409 E. Unaka Ave., Johnson City.
To promote safety given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all actions will take place outdoors, have a physical distancing plan, and attendees will be asked to wear masks.  
For more information, or to find an event near you, click here: https://map.womensmarch.com/