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2021 Idaho Womxn's March goes virtual this year

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 19:23:34-05

BOISE — Like many things this past year, the 2021 Womxn's March had to go virtual, but that didn't stop the group from sharing their message of empowering women to viewers all across Idaho.

“It’s an opportunity for women with different perspectives and different backgrounds to find something communal in a shared struggle for empowerment,” said Kaya Evans, a speaker at the event.

Although the event was virtual, their passion remains the same.

“We want to fight for ourselves, fight for our neighbors and fight for our community,” said Fatuma Mnongerwa, a speaker at the event.

They had local artists sing, and women from all different backgrounds give speeches.

The theme this year was based on youth leaders and speakers.

“It’s an intergenerational effort between women who have made amazing strides and come before us and now our generation having an opportunity to speak and an opportunity to voice our concerns from our perspective,” said Evans.

She said that she hopes it inspires future generations.

“As well as trying to make an impact on people who might come after us and how they want to frame the world," said Evans.

Their goal is to bring hope to women.

"In a way, bring hope that other people care. I care. They’ve done that, I can do this, and let's make something amazing out of it,” said
Evans.

“I hope that they understand that our speeches were coming from our hearts," said Mnongerwa. "Everything that we said was coming from our heart. We want to take action."

She spoke about what it's like to be a woman refugee and how her mother inspires her to be an activist for women's rights.

“To inspire and liberate the young generation," she said.

To watch the full live stream, click here.