It will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at downtown Canton’s Central Plaza.

In January 2017, thousands of women in Northeast Ohio marched to advocate for equality, human rights, gun reform, voting, and to protest poverty, gender and racial discrimination and violence against women.


It was part of the Women’s March on Washington, a nationwide protest that sparked demonstrations across the country.


The fourth annual Women’s March Northeast Ohio will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at downtown Canton’s Central Plaza.


Participating organizations include the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, Action Together Stark, Dimensions of Isms and Indivisible Stark.


“We’ve always done Cleveland, which has a strong democratic voice already,” said Sunny Matthews, Women’s March Northeast Ohio co-chair. “We wanted to energize other cities, and encourage people to vote.”


Matthews said the march in Cleveland attracts between 3,000 to 5,000 people, adding that she’s hoping to see several hundred people in Canton.


“The more the merrier, ” she said.


Matthews said she attended the original march in Washington in 2017.


“The vibe of it, I’ll never forget,” she said. “Every year I do it in Ohio the vibe gets better and better.”


To learn more contact: womensmarchneohio@gmail.com