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How the Women’s March Foundation Plans to Take to the Streets Every Day

The WMF's newest goal: Having streets renamed for notable women

Remember when 5 million or so people took to the streets on Jan. 21, 2017, to support gender equality, civil rights and other issues that were expected to face challenges following the election of Donald Trump? The demonstration, known as the 2017 Women’s March, launched the Women’s March Foundation, which works toward gender equality and, more broadly, equity for all, regardless of race, religion, gender identity or sexuality.

The mission of WMF is still urgent; in fact, some research suggests that progress toward gender equality has slowed in the past few years. But the world has shifted significantly since 2017, and the pandemic has made it difficult to gather safely in large groups. How does a foundation tethered to the idea of women taking to the streets stay relevant in this environment?

WMF launched a new project, the Feminist Street Initiative, to have streets renamed for women whose efforts have made an impact on the world. The organization will work to rename streets after notable figures such as Maya Angelou, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sojourner Truth and Wilma Mankiller.

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