Lecturer Kathy Emery Discusses Women's March

Monday, January 22, 2018

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Marches and rallies, such as the Women’s March, can be effective in achieving their goals if organized properly, according to Kathy Emery a Political Science lecturer at SF State.

“There are two effective goals of a march regardless of political climate or historical moment: [one] to let out steam, to vent, so the movement remains nonviolent … and [two] to attract people to an issue, then get their contact information for future organizing,” said Emery.

A successful march, according to Emery, recruits new members to an organization and then has them complete tasks such as community organizing during elections.