PENDLETON — The Blue Mountain Marchers are organizing an event to coincide with women’s marches planned across the globe.
The Women’s March on Pendleton is Saturday, Jan. 20. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the fountain in front of Pendleton City Hall, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave. The one-mile march will make a stop at the Umatilla County Courthouse and end in the parking lot at Heritage Station Museum.
Organizers said the goal of the peaceful march is to express unity and that intolerance or injustice won’t be accepted. It was anticipated that 150 people would participate in last year’s inaugural event in Pendleton, however, more than 400 people showed up. Women, men and children participated — some carrying signs expressing the need for respect, compassion and solidarity with women.
Prior to last year’s event, some participants met in advance to create signs. For more information, contact Robin Lambert at 503-740-8262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.