International Women’s Day in Santa Barbara

Downtown Rally Set for March 10

Santa Barbara Women's March, January 2017

Debra Deyette

Santa Barbara Women's March, January 2017

Santa Barbara joins the International Women's Day rallies that have been ongoing worldwide all week — the official day falls on March 8 — with a rally and march on Saturday, March 10. Organized by Michal Lynch, who organized last year's Women's March, this year's event focuses on human trafficking and the collective power of women. The rally begins at 11:30 a.m. at De la Guerra Plaza; the march heads out at noon.

A companion event takes place the evening of Thursday, March 8. A short documentary on human trafficking presented by Safe at Home will screen at 6:30 p.m. at Impact Hub (1117 State St.) with a discussion to follow. With information booths, food, and drink, the event runs from 6-8:30 p.m.