Women's March of Asbury Park
Start: January 21, 2017•12:00 PM
On January 21, 2017 we will proudly join the International community to march in support of unification and equality while helping to solidify the message that women's rights are human rights. This march is a sister event being held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.
"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."- Excerpt from the Sister March Mission Statement. Read the rest of the mission statement here.
Please begin congregating at 11 and meet at the corner or Emory and Lake Ave at noon. After a welcome ceremony we will begin our march up Lake Avenue at 12:30 sharp. We will march =to the Asbury Park Boardwalk where we will pause for a collective moment of gratitude then continue our march to Convention Hall and congregate in Bradley Park for our keynote speakers and address.
• IS THIS A PROTEST?
This is a PEACEFUL gathering being organized to unite and introduce local women, lift each other up, and raise awareness. "When they go low, we go high." - Michelle Obama
• WHO IS INVITED?
Bring your daughters, sisters, moms, aunts and besties... Bring your sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and neighbors... this event is for anyone and everyone who supports women rights.
• HOW CAN I SPREAD THE WORD
Please be sure to register for this free event through our Eventbrite page here:
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• WHAT SHOULD I WEAR
Please keep an eye on the weather and keep in mind that it is Winter in NJ. The temperature tends to be even cooler closer to the ocean so dressing in layers is probably your best bet. This event will happen rain or shine. Festive attire is welcome and encouraged. Lots of photos will be taken!
• WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Flags, signs, posters, balloons... anything festive and celebratory. Posters and banners are especially encouraged to visually express our message. We will be sharing artwork all week adding up to the march. We ask that everyone be environmentally responsible and be sure to keep track your personal belongings. Any items you bring in, please be sure to bring out.