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Jan. 22 ‘Brews & Views’ to Focus on 2017 Women’s March

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley will present “Marching for a Movement: Reflections on the 2017 Women’s March and Next Steps for Equality” at its next “Brews & Views” event at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts downtown.

The program will offer an opportunity to reflect on and examine the current state of women in the United States and imagine what the future might look like.

The 2017 Women’s March was a global protest on January 21 last year that aimed to raise awareness and advocate for policies that were supportive of women’s rights, worker’s rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equity, reproductive justice, immigration reform, health-care reform, the natural environment, and protecting basic American freedoms of speech, press and religion for all.

The march was largely though not exclusively organized in opposition to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump, largely because of statements he had made and positions that he had taken that were regarded by many derogatory toward women or offensive in other ways. It is considered the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

In the months since then, the movement continued to organize, push back, and fight for alternative policies to those proposed and supported by the new administration and Congress. Outside of the realm of legislation and policy making, stories of sexual assault and harassment from high-profile figures have become a near-daily staple.

Panelists are Dr. Cryshanna Jackson Leftwitch, associate professor, politics and international relations, at Youngstown State University; and Patricia Kelvin, professor, writer for Jewish Journal Monthly Magazine and former Jeopardy! contestant.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to gather for hot dogs and beer at 6:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are invited to RSVP on the event’s Facebook page for updates and pre-event discussion.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.