With the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington fast approaching, the Women’s March Alliance has announced a weekend full of events, scheduled for January 20th to 21st, 2018, to continue the fight for equal rights. Marches will take place in cities around the world (you can find a full list HERE), but we’ve highlighted a few of this year’s major happenings to look forward to below.
New York City
New Yorkers will flock to Manhattan on January 20th. The march kicks off with a rally at 11:30am at Central Park West between 61st and 62nd streets, though participants can gather starting from 11am at Central Park West anywhere between 62nd and 82nd street. At 12:30pm, the march will make its way past Columbus Circle and south towards Bryant Park. Registration (HERE) is suggested so that organizers can give the NYPD an estimate of expected turnout—last year, approximately 400,000 people participated.
Women’s March organizers have planned a #PowerToThePolls rally in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21st from 10am to 4pm. The choice in city was spurred by Nevada’s status as a swing-state, as well as its recent incidences of gun violence and sexual assault. Again, registration is not required but suggested.
A crowd of 750,000 people filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for last year’s Women’s March. Organizers hope to beat that number with a second march. Scheduled for January 20th, the march begins at 10am at Pershing Square and ends in Grand Park. Kick off programming (TBA) will start at 9am at the the corner of 5th and Hill and continues at Grand Park at 11am. You can register HERE.
On January 20th, women and allies will take to the streets for a March To the Polls. Participants will meet at 11am at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a rally (with speakers TBA). The march itself is expected to begin at 1pm. Register HERE.
To continue the conversation on the rights of women, as well as other issues that Trump’s destructive administration has raised, don’t miss “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” at The Untitled Space, a group exhibition featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the current political climate. The show runs from January 17th to February 4th, 2018.