Washington State organizers are a group of volunteers from all over Washington State, and represent a coalition of organizers from Spokane, Olympia, and other cities outside of Seattle. This group is moving forward under the auspices of the Womxn’s March on Washington. Learn more about the Washington State team at the official Washington State website.
The Seattle team is a separate entity from the Washington State team so as to best serve the needs of the region and implement the National Women’s March agenda in the Seattle-area communities and neighborhoods. The Seattle team is not tied to the State team financially or organizationally. Read more about how the Seattle team interacts with the State team here.
The Seattle Womxn Marching Forward team is completely comprised of volunteers. We are womxn from the Greater Seattle Area, of many ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths, and professions. All of us are passionate about the mission of the team, and dedicated to supporting the communities and groups most impacted by the current political climate.
The organizers are listed in alphabetical order below, and their committees are in italics.
Charmaine S. – Charmaine was involved in the early days of the Black Panther Party, created and managed a meal program during the height of the AIDS epidemic, organized and MC’d a national LGBTQ conference, and has led community meetings and national conferences as a member of the SGIUSA Buddhist community. She was also the MC at the legislative convention, spoke at the 7th congressional convention, and was the team-lead support at the state convention.
Denise C. – Denise is gravely concerned that this country’s new leadership will not continue the important discussions required to acknowledge and tackle the nation’s entrenched white privilege, patriarchy, and racism. In her first social activism role with the Womxn’s March on Seattle, she has been able to channel her anger and fear into positive and meaningful work for a movement that has served to inspire us all. Using her passion for hope, love, and acceptance, combined with her professional program and project management skills, she will strive to help all those marginalized by this new administration.
Ebony M. – Ebony moved to Seattle three years ago to pursue a degree in cello performance. In their time here, they have dedicated themselves to activist work including hosting silent protests, creating a People of Color union at their university, and now organizing for the Womxn’s March on Seattle. They are dedicated to intersectionality and breaking down barriers of race and the gender binary. They are also responsible for writing the mission statement for the Seattle march, ensuring that this march was placed in historical context and that the language is inclusive.
Erin F. – Erin has a background in atmospheric science, film, and arts. Her activism has been centered around the environment, but she sees issues of inequality, education, and oppression all interrelated. She is marching because we need to stand together and build a stronger, more just future for everyone. We start here at home with our neighbors.
Joy G. – Joy has a background in biology, and is our spreadsheet guru and IT mastermind. She is passionate about supporting gender and racial equality, addressing mass incarceration, and ensuring reproductive rights. And Excel. She’s very passionate about Excel.
Kate B. – Kate has a background in non-profits and the arts. She has worked with youth in Baltimore, the Bronx, and Seattle to use art to express themselves, heal, and bring to light injustices. Originally from the Philadelphia-area, she has proudly called Seattle home for three years. She is marching because she believes the diversity of this country is what makes it great and rejects fear.
Keala A. – Keala has a background in art education and community programs. She is committed to working toward achieving some very simple propositions: there are no acceptable limits and there are no acceptable prejudices in the 21st century in our country.
Liberty H. – Liberty’s background is in product design. She is marching because she believes that addressing racial and gender equity in this country is more important than ever.
Liisa S. – Liisa has a background in theater, dance, arts administration and production (and she loves a good spreadsheet). She believes that women’s rights are human rights.
Liz HK. – Liz is a public relations professional who has worked for the University of Washington for the past six years. She is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, the arts group COLLECT Seattle, and a new mom. HRC will always be her hero.
Palmira F. – Community Outreach – Palmira is a Latina living in Seattle for the last 14 years. Her work in the non-profit sector with immigrant communities and the environment has cemented her passion for social justice, she is marching because there is no other time than now to act on behalf of justice for all, especially justice for women and families!