Women's March On Washington - Yes, The Women's March Is Still On - And It Has A Starting Location

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country...Because women's rights are human rights. Join the January 21 march in Washington, or in cities across the country. (Information and links for every state below.)
December 15, 2016
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On January 21, 2017 we will unite for the Women's March on Washington
 
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
 
Because women's rights are human rights. 
 
This is an INCLUSIVE march, FREE to join, and EVERYONE who supports women's rights is welcome.
 
PLEASE SHARE.   Spread the word everywhere!
 
 
MARCHES PLANNED IN EVERY STATE.
 
 
 
RSVP on the OFFICIAL EVENTBRITE  (optional, but helpful)
 
 
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
 
Because women's rights are human rights.
 
 
Our Mission
 
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
 
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
 
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
 
HEAR OUR VOICE.
 
 
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. 
 
- Audre Lorde
 
 
 
 
 
The Women's March on Washington will convene on Saturday, 10:00 am, January 21, 2017.
 
 
The Women's March on Washington announced today that the location of our rally has been approved by an inter-agency task force. People from across the nation will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am on January 21, 2017. The Washington Post reported on this update on Friday, December 9, 2017.
 
The planning process will be ongoing until days before the march, and we will continue to work closely with the National Park Service, Metropolitan Police Department, Homeland Security, Capitol Police, and other agencies to ensure a safe march with all logistics in place to accommodate the number of people we anticipate convening. For security reasons, we will not release any further details about march logistics until a later date.  
 
The Women's March on Washington aims to send a message to all levels of government, including but not limited to the incoming Presidential administration, that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.
 
A program featuring nationally recognized advocates, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
Who's Doing This?
 
 
National Co-Chairs:
 
Tamika D. Mallory is nationally recognized as a fiery and outspoken champion for social justice who has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence, and police misconduct. Tamika has been publicly applauded as "a leader of tomorrow" by Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio. She served as a national organizer for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which drew 300,000, as well as Justice or Else!, where she delivered a national address to over 700,000. A leading figure in the grassroots, community-based effort to stop gun violence in New York City, Tamika was instrumental in creating the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $20 million annually to innovative violence intervention organizations. After serving as National Action Network's youngest Executive Director, Tamika founded Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm in New York City.
 
 
 
Carmen Perez has dedicated 20 years to advocating for many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equality, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. As the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation. Her work inside of juvenile detention centers and prisons in California and New York has provided cultural, spiritual and educational events as well as individual support to incarcerated youth. Carmen is the co-founder of Justice League NYC and founder of Justice League CA, two state-based task forces for advancing juvenile and criminal justice reform agenda. She has organized numerous national convenings, including Growing Up Locked Down conferences on juvenile justice, and the March2Justice, a 250 mile march which drew Congressional attention to key legislative reforms to confront the national crisis in police violence. A respected expert in the field of juvenile and criminal justice and system accountability, Carmen was invited to testify before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and have been featured in numerous media outlets.
 
 
 
Linda Sarsour is an award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist, community organizer, social media maverick, and mother of three. Linda has been at the forefront of major social justice campaigns both locally in New York City and nationally. She led the successful, progressive coalition to close New York public schools for the observance of two of Islam's most important holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. In 2015, Linda was one of three women co-chairs of the March2Justice, an effort advised and chaired by legendary artist and activist Belafonte, leading almost 100 marchers through 5 states and 250 miles from Staten Island, NY to Washington, DC. Linda was invited to deliver an address before 700,000 people at the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, and gained international media coverage. Linda is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson, and a member of Justice League NYC. She is most notably recognized for her focus on intersectional movement building.
 
 
 
Bob Bland is the CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York (MNY), a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem (design, development, distribution) and creating a new, vertically-integrated business model that will transform apparel & textile production for the 21st century. Their mission is to reawaken and rebuild America's fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain. An international speaker + advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented Manufacture New York as a case study in Copenhagen, Seoul, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Las Vegas, Washington D.C. and NYC. She has also been featured in two books, Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present & Future (2015), We Own the City (2014); the film "Making It In America: Empowering Global Fashion;" and multiple TV interviews including CNBC & CBS Evening News.
 
 
 
National Committee
Breanne Butler, state + Global Co-Coordinator
 
Cassady Fendlay, Head of Communications
 
Evvie Harmon, state + Global Co-Coordinator
 
Janaye Ingram, Head of Logistics
 
Ginny Suss, Head of Talent
 
Vanessa Wruble, Head of Operations
 
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Youth Initiative Director
 
 
Contact Us
 
For press inquiries about the Women's March on Washington, contact:
Cassady Fendlay, cassady@womensmarch.com
 
For inquiries directed towards local organizing, please contact:
Evvie Harmon, evvie@womensmarch.com
 
For general inquiries, email info@womensmarch.com
 
 
INDIVIDUAL STATE PAGES
 
Arizona: Contact Evvie Harmon if you are interested in coordinating your state.
Wyoming: Coming soon!
Mexico: Coming soon!
 
 
 
 
Yes, The Women's March Is Still On - And It Has A Starting Location
 
By Catherine Pearson Women & Parents Senior Reporter, The Huffington Post
December 10, 2016
 
 

Photo credit: John Woodworth / robertharding via Getty Images // Huffington Post
 
 

The Women’s March on Washington is still due to take place the day after DonaldTrump’s inauguration next month ― despite media claims that it’s been barred from nearly all of the capital’s major public protest spaces, rally organizers say. And they’ve secured a starting location.

“People from across the nation will gather” at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am” on Jan. 21, march organizers said in a statement on Friday.

Planning would continue right up to the march and for security reasons, organizers would not release more logistical details until a later date, the statement added.

News reports have made much of the fact that the march would not have access to the Lincoln Memorial, the site of many historic civil rights and Vietnam-era protests. Reports this week said that the National Park Service ― on behalf of Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Committee ― blocked the Lincoln Memorial, as well as large sections of the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The National Park Service confirmed on its Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday that the Lincoln Memorial may not be available for additional permitted events on Jan. 21, but that’s because the Presidential Inauguration Committee submitted its application first. The National Park Service “continues to work” with the nonprofit Gathering for Justice, which is helping to organize the march, the NPS added.

Rally organizers have said for weeks that it is not their intention to stage the event at the Lincoln Memorial.  In the early days of the march’s organization ― when it was just an idea coming together on Facebook ― there was discussion of the memorial, leaders clarified in a Nov. 30 press call.  But that changed soon after professional organizers came onboard to address logistical challenges, as well as concerns over diversity and inclusion.

To date, 140,000 Facebook users have indicated on the site that they would attend the march, and there is also now a website where people can register. Organizers indicated during the November press call that they were planning to accommodate 200,000 people.

“We know that some things in this process seem to move quickly and others will seem like they aren’t moving fast enough, but in order to accommodate the number of people that we anticipate, we want to do this right,” the website says.

“The Women’s March on Washington is happening.”

 

December 15, 2016