Women's March - New Orleans, LA
Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017• 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, January 21, 2017• 5:00 PM
The Women's March New Orleans will meet for a pre-march rally at Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Ave) in New Orleans at 1p.m on Saturday, January 21st.
At 2p.m. we will begin our march down Elysian Fields Ave. and turn right on Decatur Street. We will cross Canal and continue on Magazine St., then turn right up Poydras Street. We will make a right on Loyola Ave. and continue left onto Perdido Street to congregate in front of City Hall at Duncan Plaza.
There will be a rally at Duncan Plaza from approximately 3p.m. (or whenever the march arrives) until 5p.m. The list of speakers for both Washington Square Park and Duncan Plaza will be updated shortly.
Please contribute to the Women's March New Orleans at:https://www.gofundme.com/womens-march-new-orleans
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions will gather in Washington D.C. and in hundreds of cities around the world. This is a local event for those that will be unable to travel to Washington D.C. - instead, we will march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington here in New Orleans.
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - 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 - women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. 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 honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers is too great to ignore. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us.
The Women’s March will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports the march's goals are welcome to join this peaceful gathering! We will gather at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 21st at Washington Square Park. Please RSVP to let us know you plan on attending - we hope to see you there!