Western Colorado Women's March 2019

Start: Saturday, January 19, 201912:30 PM

End: Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:45 PM

All are welcome at the 3rd Annual Western Colorado Women's March in Grand Junction, Colorado. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

Gather at the Old County Courthouse 12:30 to 1:00pm. Brief welcome/speeches 1:00-1:15 then off we go. The march will end at a stage in Main St in front of the Avalon Theater where there will be more speeches and music. We have the streets closed for the march. Route is WEST on Rood to 2nd St. SOUTH on 2nd to Main St. EAST on Main St to 7th.

After the program there will be a band playing at 5th and Main and participants are invited to explore downtown with their new and old friends. Some local groups will have stations in businesses to share information. Humanists Doing Good @ Fat Cat Pottery-634 Main, Coffee and Civic Action @ Main Street Bagels-559 Main, League of Women Voters of Mesa County @ Pablo's Pizza-319 Main and hopefully others.

There's more! The Martin Luther King committee invites us all to their Community Dinner which will be Saturday at 4:00pm at the Clifton Communty Hall. Suggested donation $10 adult/$5 children. There are two movies at the Avalon on Sunday, Jan 20. "45" @ 3:00 and "The Hate You Give" @ 7:00 pm. Movies are $5 each. And finally, the Martin Luther King March Monday, Jan 21 starting @ 2:00 @ Handy Chapel-2nd and Rood.

Days of Action Events before the March:

Make RBG collars on Thurs, Jan 10 @ 6:00pm Central Library, Grand Jct

Poster/sign making on Saturday, Jan 13 drop in from 1:30 to 4:00 pm, Central Library Community Rooms. Some materials will be provided and/or bring your own.

Facebook event on Western Colorado Days of Action https://www.facebook.com/events/437562820111762/?ti=icl


Q. When and where is the 3rd Annual Western Colorado Women's March?

A. It is Saturday, Jan 19 in Grand Junction. Gather @ 544 Rood Ave (Old County Courthouse) 12:30 to 1:00pm. Welcome/speeches @ 1:00. March starts about 1:15.

Q. What is the route for the Women's March?

A. We will march in the street WEST on Rood, SOUTH on 2nd Street, EAST on Main to the stage set up in Main Street near 7th Ave. The road will be closed to vehicles during the march and the event is outdoors rain or shine.

Q. What if I want to participate in the Women's March Event but not march?

A. Heirlooms for Hospice 635 Main St. welcomes participants who are not walking to wait in their warm store until the marchers arrive at the finish. You can cheer in the marchers and enjoy the speeches and music scheduled at the end of the march. Start looking for the marchers to arrive about 1:30ish. Feel free to bring your own chair.

Q. Where do we park for the Women's March?

A. There are public parking lots along Colorado Ave from 4th to 7th Ave and then it's not far to walk to 544 Rood Ave for the start of the event. There's parking on the street to the north of 7th Ave. There is a public parking garage on Rood Ave between 4th and 5th Street but get there by 12:45 because Rood Ave will be closed to vehicles for the march. You don't have to plug the meters on Saturdays.

Q. Can I get a Women's March t-shirt?

A. Yes. Suggested donation $10. They are available 9-5 M-F at Western Colorado Alliance, 134 N 6th Street and they will be available at the event on Jan 19. We have M, L, XL and a few XXL left.

Q. I'm not a woman so am I welcome at the Women's March?

A. All are welcome

Q. Can I carry a sign at the Women's March?

A. Please do! And keep in mind this is a peaceful and family friendly event. After the event take your sign home as a souvenir or give it to Maria Keenan and the Mesa County Dems will store them to be used again next year. Collection point will be near the stage on Main Street.

Q. How much does it cost to participate in the Women's March?

A. It's free to participate however if people want to donate some $ to help cover the permits and other costs, send a check to Western Colorado Alliance, PO Box 1931, Grand Jct, CO 81502 with a note saying it's for the Women's March.

Q. What about restrooms for the Women's March?

A. There's a public restroom on 5th Ave just to the south of Main Street. After the march and program you might want to explore the shops and restaurants in downtown and many of them have restrooms for customer use.

Q. Is it OK to carry the American flag during the Women's March?

A. Yes!

Q. What are the expenses of the Women's March and where has the money come from?

A. Some of the expenses include: Special Event Permit, Traffic Control Plan, Actual Traffic Control during march, t-shirts, stage, printing. Some indivisuals and groups have made donations.

Other questions? Email w.co.womensmarch@gmail.com