Message from March Organizer, Karine Garcia
Thank you, Tucson, for attending the Tucson Women’s March 2020, making it a success, and uniting with cities and towns across the nation.
The Women’s March is a social movement that has mobilized millions of women and allies over the past four years worldwide. As a whole, this movement represents a wave of change to ideological structures for social equality and creation of new cultural norms.
Our aim for this year’s event is to be inclusive to all ethnicities and beliefs and provide a platform for our voices to be heard. It’s important to continue to encourage women and allies to express what is important to them, whether it be ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers' rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, environmental justice rights, or any other injustice that exists within our social fabric.
Moving forward, we still need to keep pressure on our Congress and Senate, so please write them today.
I thank you for enduring this fight for justice and equality. Together, in solidarity, we can make it happen.
A special thanks to JJ Snyder Photography, Creatista Films, Video and Photography, and other individuals of our community for sharing pictures of the event.
About Karine Garcia
Karine Hazelle Garcia was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, AZ. Her mother, Karen Garcia, is full Navajo from the Honaghaahnii (One-Who-Walks-Around) clan and her father, William Garcia Sr., is half Hopi and Acoma belonging to the Paa’isngyam (Water Coyote) Hopi clan.
At the age of 15 she moved to Tucson on a high school scholarship to St. Gregory College Preparatory School, now known as the Gregory School. She continued her studies at Pima Community College, earning an AA in Fine Arts and at the University of Arizona with a BA in Psychology with a Music minor. She is an avid learner and is currently working on a BS in Mathematics at the University of Arizona.
In alignment with her cultural upbringing, she focuses on environmental justice and equality. Karine has been politically active since childhood focusing on issues of education, environment, civil rights, and equality. Her most recent political activities have been environmental protests and leading the Tucson Women’s March 2020.