Women’s marches planned Saturday in Aspen, Carbondale | AspenTimes.com

Women’s marches planned Saturday in Aspen, Carbondale

Signs are displayed at Wagner Park in Aspen during the localized version of the Million Women March in 2017.
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In conjunction with the women’s marches planned around the country Saturday, local organizers are planning events in Aspen and Carbondale.

The second annual Women’s Ski and March on Aspen Mountain is schedule for Saturday morning starting with a community ski lap set for 10:30 a.m. from the Gondola Plaza. The group will leave from the plaza at about 11:30 a.m. to go to Paepcke Park, where there will be speakers and activities starting at noon. A march through Aspen is planned after the speakers finish at Paepcke.

“We invite everyone — men, women and kids — to join us for this peaceful, powerful community demonstration,” organizers said.

Last year during the Million Women March, hundreds of people in Aspen skied down Spar Gulch and then joined hundreds more gathered at the plaza and marched to Wagner Park in protest of the Trump administration and President Donald Trump’s first day in office.

Carbondale organizers said Saturday’s event will be to support activist Sandra Lopez and immigrant women to end deportation. Lopez has taken sanctuary in a Carbondale church since October to avoid deportation.

Saturday’s event in Carbondale will start at 10 a.m. at The Goat restaurant parking lot (995 Cowen Drive off Highway 133), and the march will go to the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church where Lopez is staying.

For more information on marches go to Facebook page: for Aspen it is at Indivisible Aspen; the Carbondale march page is March with Sandra.

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