Women's March - Denton, TX

Start: January 19, 201910:30 AM

End: January 19, 2019 1:00 PM

Dear friends,

Here are some last minute tips and information for tomorrow's (Saturday-1/19/2019)  Women’s March.

Women's Rally is taking place at Denton Courthouse Square 10:30 am-1:00 pm. In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER- CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE:

Please plan to arrive a little early. There are big parking lots at FUMC and El Guapo but, when parking anywhere, be careful to look for any towing signs because they will tow! Best to take the train if possible. No parking will be possible on the Square.

We'd like to encourage folks to carpool, walk, bike or take public transportation to the Women's Rally on Denton Square to be held :
Saturday 1/19 from 10:30 am -1:00 pm.
Here's a map of public parking:
http://www.discoverdenton.com/downtown-denton-parking-map/

Here's the Saturday A-Train schedule:
https://www.dcta.net/routes-schedu…/a-train/a-train-schedule.
Take the A Train to the DDTC (downtown Denton) stop. Walk less than 1/2 mile east on Hickory to arrive at the square.
 
Schedules & Maps | DCTA
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Our rally's healthy attendance will be a powerful symbol of our unwillingness to back down in the face of oppression and our determination to see our recent successes grow rapidly.
We can't wait to see you there.
   
For help and information once you arrive, please look for anyone wearing a PURPLE LANYARD WITH THE WORD "ALLY" or a PURPLE TSHIRT WITH "ALLY" ON THE BACK.

Denton County Friends of the Family, Movimiento Cosecha and DFW Together and Free are accepting donations. Please look for their tables

Denton County Friends of the Family needs:

Diapers All Sizes
Pillows
Laundry Baskets
Razors
Deodorant
African American Hair Care Products
Underwear (All Sizes)
Sweatpants (All Sizes)
Blow Dryers
Gas Gift Cards
Uber Gift Cards

Movimiento Cosecha is seeking:

Toiletries- Hygiene Products - Lightly used clothing for all ages (please pair and label by age/size group)- Flashlights

DFW Together and Free is seeking non-perishable food items:
Dry Beans/Rice/Canned vegetables/fruits
Boxed foods/JuicePasta/Noodles/Spaghetti sauce/Chili//
Soup/Peanut Butter/Jelly/Cereal/Crackers/Coffee/ Granola bars/Oatmeal Tomato Paste/Flour/Maseca/Bouillon Cubes/Bottled Water ;/Cooking oIL/ Tortillas
These are just ideas...all non-perishable food items are welcome!!

We're getting a few common questions, so here are some answers:

Q. How close is the train station?

Close. Walk is less than 1/2 mile
WEST on Hickory to arrive at the Square (you'll see the courthouse top from the train station).

Q. Will the rally be safe for children?

We've worked hard to create a family-friendly event. We've involved public safety officers from the county and city in our planning.

Q. Can men come?

Absolutely!

Q. Can I bring a sign? Can I bring a backpack?

Yes and yes. There will be a sign-making table as well for those who would like to make a sign on site.

Q. Where is the event exactly.?

We'll be outside on the Courthouse Museum lawn. Dress warmly as needed. The address is 110 Hickory. We will march a short distance from there and back.

Q. Will there be restrooms?

Yes. There are restrooms on all 4 flours of the Courthouse building and at the Visitors Center across the street on Hickory.

Q. What's going to happen in the rally?

The theme this year is Women's Wave There will be voter registration during the event as well as candidates' and other tables. Speakers will address some of the difficult issues we have faced this past year, such as assaults on immigrant rights, transgender rights, hostility toward people of color, harassment and assault of women, financial burdens places on the middle and working classes, but also victories such as the explosion of activism we have seen and the electoral victories women have had around the country. We will have music and we will affirm all our hard work this past year.

Q. Are you expecting counter-protesters?

We are prepared for counter-protesters but have not heard any significant reports. We strongly urge all participants to NOT FEED T'HE TROLLS.

Q. I've seen Denton Women's March and Denton Wxmen's March. Are these different events?

No, they are the same event in Denton. The Women's March which is in its 3rd year now is partnering with the Denton Wxmen's Collective to bring as much diversity and representation as possible to this year's march in accordance with the Unity Principles.

Q. What can I do to make this event successful?

1. Show up!

2. Bring your friends and family!

3. Connect with other participants. This event is about where we've been and where we are going. We are all seasoned activists now and there's no going back. Let's bring this demoralizing period of American politics to a quick close and reaffirm our nation's values. Let's enjoy our gratitude toward one another for all that we have done this past year against great odds.

4. Let's leave Denton remembering that ours is the largest movement in the history of the world and that last year there was not one single arrest worldwide. Please clean up after yourself and be careful not to leave no damage.

We're putting together a powerful coalition of folks from North Texas and beyond. We can't wait to see all of you on Saturday!

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER- CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

Kindest regards from the Committee for the Women's Rally!
     
Finally, please use caution and care toward city and county property.

In unity,

A United Denton
Women’s March/Women's Rally