Women's March Takes on Year Two

Jan 20, 2018
Mike Dronkers/KHSU

For a second year in a row, the Women's March in Eureka dominated the streets of Old Town this weekend as thousands showed up to the C Street Market Square with signs, pink hats, and resilience. In what was known last year in 2017 as the largest march in Humboldt County, this year's event had similar numbers this year with approximately four to 5,000 people participating. 

Event organizer Rae Robison said this year the march was about bringing women of all walks of life together and supporting them. 


HSU President Lisa Rossbacher remembers the tragedy of the Kent State student protest of 1970 -- and considers more recent protests on college campuses across the country.

Dr. Rossbacher concludes, "The right to dissent is fundamentally important."

Thomas Dunklin, used with permission

"It's about time scientists ... go on the offensive," Mike Manetas told EcoNews Report's Jen Kalt. Amid the speakers, marchers, and colorful signs, Kalt asked people why they marched for science. 

"We think there are some issues with the decision ... that could be easily reversible under a Trump administration," says Pete Nichols of Waterkeeper Alliance.

"I grew up in enormous privelege," activist Bill Ayers tells KHSU's Danielle Orr.  "I found myself awakening to a world in flames, a world out of balance, and I knew I wanted to be part of the solution." 

The noted dissident will talk about his new book, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto at Northtown Books on Friday

Theodore James Clemens

Hupa Tribal member Nah-Tes Jackson  and  Klamath Riverkeeper Konrad Fisher talk to KHSU from Standing Rock about water rights and the water protectors.

What motivates political protest? One researcher attended the RNC and another attended the DNC. On the next Thursday Night Talk, they swap notes, share their findings, and take your questions. 

Brenda Starr is joined by Dr. Amber Gaffney and two students who surveyed demonstrators at both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions this summer. Populism, Collective Action, Identity Politics and more starting at 7 September 22. Your calls are welcome.

  Local community organizers hosted a vigil Monday evening at the Humboldt County Courthouse.  According to the Northern Humboldt For Bernie Facebook event page: "Are you also heartbroken at the murders that took place in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Saint Paul, Dallas, and in other towns across the country? Some of your neighbors are yearning to grieve with you, rather than alone..."