Some of us will be meeting near the Queen Victoria statue on Monday 15th before 12 noon then joining the March for Justice. Its been a wearing lockdown and if you can make it to the march it would be great to catch up face to face. I now have a close cropped beard and black glasses, and will hold a barton action group sign until 12.
The Queen Victoria statue is on the corner beside the Queen Victoria building (Sydney) on the Town Hall side.
A copy of the original GetUp March for Justice email is below.
Content Warning: This email contains references to sexual violence. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. For support in a time of crisis, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
This International Women's Day is a reckoning moment.
People across the country are repulsed at the gut-wrenching revelations that epitomise a universal experience of misogyny, sexual violence and victim blaming – in our workplaces, our communities, our Parliaments, our social movements, our families, and in our homes.
We are angry, we are defiant, and we are rising up to demand an end to the misogyny and violence that is endemic in this country.
On Monday 15 March, tens of thousands of people across Australia are coming together to call for justice, at rallies in more than 20 cities across the country. This can be a turning point for change but only if we all stand together.
Join us at the #March4Justice on Monday March 15
Mark, this has been an extraordinarily tough few weeks for women and survivors across the country. All of us deserve to feel safe and respected in our workplaces, our public spaces and our homes. But for many, this is far from the reality.
We've seen distinguished journalists detract from and undermine the stories of survivors, powerful men cast a shadow over the platform of women speaking out, and leaders who can only empathise with women when imagining they are his daughters.
It's why on March 15th we will march, to show the country that a tide is turning.
We are demanding radical change in our society and in our culture that ensures every woman is able to live with dignity. No more misogyny, no more rape culture, no more sexism.
Will you join us at nationwide rallies on Monday March 15?
The momentum for change is here.
Time and time again our movement has come together to harness our strength and collective power – now it's time for tens of thousands of us to take to the streets. Because this International Women's Day we are backing the brave survivors who have told their stories.
We recognise the unique and compounding circumstances facing women of colour, women experiencing homelessness, women on income support, women with disabilities, and trans women.
And we are standing with the First Nations women, who have been subject to 233 years of incarceration, homelessness, and systemic police violence at the hands of this state.
We will fight for justice until there is justice for all.
RSVP now to the #March4Justice on Monday March 15.
Chandi and Anusha,
For the GetUp team
PS – All rallies will be following COVID-safety protocols, so please remember to physically distance, wear a mask, follow COVID regulations in your area and the instructions of local authorities. And as always, if you feel unwell, please stay home.
Our team acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work. We wish to pay respect to Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia and the GetUp community.
Authorised by Paul Oosting, GetUp, Sydney.
Contact: Mark at [email protected] with any questions