The Women’s March on Washington D.C. will take place on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration. This is an opportunity to show support for women’s issues and women’s rights, regardless of political persuasion. This event is supported by Zonta International. Further information and registration can be found at https://www.womensmarch.com/ . If you plan to go, please e-mail the D6 Advocacy Chair, Gail Zalewski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will put you in touch with other Zontians who are going from throughout the US so that Zonta can have a combined presence at the March.
For anyone who’s seriously considering traveling to Washington DC, the group helping to assemble the event, “It’s Time to Network”, is hosting a conference call on Wednesday evening, 1/11/2017, to deal with the safety and security aspects of the event. You must download Zoom and pre-registration is required; you may do that by following this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/75f3493afbffed5834538d7d4481ef37
If you are unable to attend the Women’s March in Washington DC, many states and cities are holding events to coincide with the national march. Here is information on the state-wide events being held in District 6:
Women’s March – Chicago, IL
January 21, 2017 11:00 AM CST
Petrillo Band Shell, Chicago, IL 60601
Women’s March – Indianapolis, IN
January 21, 2017 11:00 AM EST
Indiana State House, 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Women’s March — Madison, WI
January 21, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Library Mall, 728 State St, Madison, WI 53706
To connect with Wisconsinites heading to the national march in Washington, info is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652/?source=email
These Women’s Marches represent the collective voices of advocates for equality and inclusion, who are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of their communities. Let no voice go unheard. Let no one live in fear. Let all of us rise for equal opportunity. EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome. If you are looking for information on a march in another state or location, see: https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters.
Additional information for those attending the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, DC:
From many cities throughout our District, Rally buses will convey participants to and from Washington. This site will let you see if your city or town is on the list and perhaps you’ll consider collecting members from your cub to participate. http://rallybus.net/womens-march-on-washington
The official webpage for the march has an especially helpful resource page: http://resources.womensmarch.com/ Anyone who’s taking a rally bus should consider buying a Metro pass in advance, for instance, as that will be a huge time saver. The drop-off point for the buses is at least a 40-minute walk from the start of the rally so you’ll want to save your energy. The group putting the event together is also asking participants to help with their headcount. In terms of facilities and crowd control, this will help them enormously.
Another useful series of tips from a blogger mentions what to wear, what to bring, etc. What to Wear to a Protest March – Wardrobe Oxygen
D6 Advocacy Chair
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