Poughkeepsie Women’s March Across the Hudson

Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:00 AM

End: Saturday, January 21, 201711:00 AM

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Meeting Point:      
Poughkeepsie entrance of the Walkway over the Hudson. Assemble by 8:50am. March begins at 9am. We will march across the Walkway and back. Co-organizers, Lisa Kaul and Paulina Bren, will be holding signs with the event logo.

https://walkway.org/directions-east

March Time:        
9am-11am on Saturday, January 21st, 2017

What to Carry:        
Banners and signs are welcome:  but, please, no incendiary signage.  Use signs and banners to indicate what you are for (rather than against): show what you wish to see in public discourse, politics, and policy over the next four years.

Who is Welcome:    
While led by women, all are welcome to attend. This is an inclusive march for all genders, races, creeds, and we encourage people of all ages.  We are marching across the Walkway because it is Poughkeepsie’s most democratic and inclusive space.  Ours is a peaceful, nonpartisan march.

Purpose:                  
The Poughkeepsie Women’s March Across the Hudson provides a platform for supporters of equality to rally and march in the promotion of civil rights for all— regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed.

While each person may have their own reasons for marching, the mission is to bring people together to take a stand on issues that deeply impact all of us:
  • We march to reaffirm the core values of freedom and democracy for all at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost, especially as related to women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all races, and religious freedom.
  • We march in solidarity with communities most affected by hate, intolerance and acts of violence.
  • We march to send a message to our leaders that we stand for human  dignity, equal rights and freedom from discrimination—and that they must too.
Donations:              
We are no longer accepting donations online, but please consider donating on the day of the event to help cover the significant cost of permits and insurance. Our march is a grass-roots endeavor and we need your help! Any excess funds will be donated to Family Services in Poughkeepsie.


PLEASE NOTE:
The Poughkeepsie Women’s March Across the Hudson is being organized by volunteers who are not being compensated in any way for their time and dedication to this event. Nothing in the information provided is intended to create a contractual relationship and organizers are merely acting as facilitators to aid in the success of the event.  Any community partnership or person participating in the Poughkeepsie Women’s March Across the Hudson do so at their own risk and at their own expense. No warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, are made by the Organizers nor are the Organizers liable for any monetary loss, personal injury, cancellation of event or misinformation. Participants release the Organizers from any and all legal liability and acknowledge that participation is at their own risk.


Questions?                Email us at poughkeepsiemarch21@gmail.com

Event by
Lisa Kaul
Poughkeepsie, New York