To follow up record-breaking numbers last year, over 4 million women and supporters are expected to gather at Women’s marches worldwide on January 20th, 2018. Over 250 marches and rallies are planned for what is being called the “Weekend of Women”. Stemming from the success of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, Women’s March has evolved into a non-profit organization. A diverse group of leaders produced a platform that meets every woman in their personal and collective struggle in hopes to produce a collective liberation.
This Platform is known as the Unity Principles, and are the beacon of the Women’s movement. With the belief that women’s rights are synonymous with human rights, the focus of the march will be ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice.
In celebration of the Women’s March one year anniversary, thousands will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada to launch the collective 2018 Women’s March Agenda: Power To The Polls. The swing state that will help shape the 2018 Senate has faced many pressing issues such as gun violence and political misconduct and therefore is an appropriate location for the 2018 march.
Can’t make it to Nevada? There are plenty of other demonstrations happening that weekend.
In New York City, The Women’s March Alliance will be organizing the 2018 march. No registration is necessary, but if you RSVP on Facebook, you will be updated on any changes of location or time. Post-march events will be posted on the website WomensMarchAlliance.org.
Other New York demonstrations are planned for Seneca Falls, Albany, and Staten Island.
In Washington DC, a march is planned for January 20th, 2018. The march will start at the reflecting pool with speakers on the Lincoln Memorial steps then afterward, the march will proceed to the White House.
Here is a list of all the events planned thus far in the U.S.:
Virginia – Roanoke (Elmwood Park)
Washington – Seattle “Women’s March 2.0”
South Dakota – Sioux Falls
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Ohio – March in Cleveland
North Carolina – Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, The Triad
Nashville, Tennessee – “Women’s March 2.0 TN”
Michigan – Lansing & Marquette
Louisiana – Baton Rouge march
Illinois – Chicago march
Arkansas – A march on Little Rock
Alabama – Birmingham march on Jan 20th
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Resist, demonstrate in peace and network. See you at the march!