Here Are the Gatherings Locally to Mark the Inauguration of Donald Trump
Mourning or merrymaking?
Tomorrow is the…er…Don of a new presidency. Groups are gathering, celebrating, marching in recognition–for better or worse–of the momentous change for the next few days.
The North Coast gatherings open to the public that we received notice of so far tend towards the non-celebratory but all are welcome to enter their Inauguration community events in the comment section below.
Here are the three we know that have been organized:
List of Inauguration gatherings:
- People in Black Inaugural Day Vigil
- Where:Arcata Plaza
- When: 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Participants will stand in silent solidarity to express their concerns about the incoming administration. All people are welcome to participate in this peaceful gathering. Silent witness, in the spirit of Woman in Black, will be respectfully maintained. Signs and banners are welcome. Black clothing is encouraged.
- Inauguration Day Action for the Rights of Communities of Color
- Where: Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 5th St, Eureka, CA
- When: 9-11 a.m., Friday
A coalition of North Coast grassroots organizations is signaling its intent to oppose the incoming federal administration’s harmful proposed policies on immigration, health care, women’s and LGBT rights, and more. On Inauguration Day 2017 these groups will reaffirm their values and map out the path for the years to come. “It is important for us to publicly express our intent to organize in the next few years around basic human rights and dignity for those communities targeted by Donald Trump and his Administration,”
- The Women’s March on Eureka
- Where: The rally and march will begin and end at 1st and C Streets in Eureka and proceed roundtrip through Old Town.
- When: held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Carpooling & arrival between 12-1 pm encouraged. (We are setting up between 10 am – 12 pm)
AFSCME Local 1684, the largest union in Humboldt County representing more than 1,100 county employees, is sponsoring the event by providing financial support and outreach for participants. Their generosity and dedication to the cause of social justice and public engagement has provided the financial support to make this march happen