Houston Women's March
Start: January 21, 2017•11:00 AM
UPDATE: The original event route is accurate. We are gathering at the the Water Works structure at Jamail Skate Park (Sabine near Buffalo Bayou) starting at 10:30 am Saturday, January 21, 2017. The FREE SPEECH PROTEST MARCH begins promptly at 11:00 am with additional routing from Houston Police Department - Special Operations.
Buffalo Bayou may spill its banks, and HPD may reroute us Saturday morning in real time. Our free speech protest March will continue as planned; we do ask that you be prepared to respond to route guidance from HPD and other law enforcement.
We will March to City Hall for a 12 NOON Rally on the eastern side of City Hall facing the reflecting pool (Hermann Square) with citizen speakers, elected officials, and a DJ plus live music. The Rally will begin as close to 12 noon as possible. Thanks to popular demand and your donations, there will be port-o-potties on the NNE side (Walker St.) of City Hall.
Check our Houston event site and our Facebook pages for updates.
Did you know? The Houston Women's March was launched 10 DAYS AGO. The March Steering Committee met for the first time 5 DAYS AGO on a holiday weekend. Thousands and thousands of us have committed to march together in Houston during the last 10 days. This is amazing, and you are amazing.
Houston is the fastest growing March among the new official City Sister Events for the national U.S. Women's March on Washington. YOU made this happen. YOU are making history.
This is a sister event to the Women's March on Washington taking place in D.C. It will be held here in Houston for those in surrounding communities around the state that cannot, for whatever reason, make it to D.C. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, our families, and our children, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. 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, and survivors of sexual assault. 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 in honor of 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. This march will send a bold message 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.