Saturday will mark the second anniversary (and technically the third occasion) of the Women's March, which first took place in 2017 following Trump's inauguration. In the last two years, the Women's March initiative has grown in scope and brought millions of women together to make political change — but it's not been without controversy. Regardless of where you stand on the event, there are a number of 2019 Women's March alternatives happening that'll inspire you to create change.
The Women's March on Washington, which is using the hashtag #WomensWave, will take place in Washington D.C., on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Tons of sister marches are happening across the country, too. But several marches around the country have been canceled this year for various reasons — for reasons ranging from a lack of volunteers to concerns about the controversy, which included claims of anti-Semitism from several co-chairs of the national organization. In response to Bustle's request for comment, the Women's March pointed to previous statements posted on its website, including one that stated, "Women’s March is committed to fighting all forms of oppression as outlined in our Unity Principles. We will not tolerate anti-Semitism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia and we condemn these expressions of hatred in all forms."
No matter where you are or what you believe about the current Women's March organization, there are plenty of ways in which you can enact positive change for your community on Jan. 19. Here are just a few ideas: