Women’s March on Washington, Fargo, North Dakota
Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017•10:00 AM
-Women’s March on Washington, Fargo, North Dakota-
Start location changed to Revland Gallery, 10 AM, 409 Bdwy, NOT Island Park
Fargo, ND, Jan. 21, 2017 – The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) has inspired nearly 400 other sister marches to take place on January 21. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march that day, as well as 55 global cities on six continents.
Due to a much larger than expected turn out and difficulty acquiring the necessary permitting for a group that size at Island Park, it has been decided to move the start location to the Revland Gallery.
Women’s March on Washington, Fargo, ND – New Route Information
Marchers will meet at 10 AM, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Revland Gallery, 409 Broadway, downtown Fargo. A short program is planned from 10 AM to 11 AM. The march will then go south on the east side walk of Broadway to NP Ave, cross Broadway to the west side walk, go north to 4th Avenue North, and back to the Revland Gallery. Marchers are invited to stop by Revland Gallery after the march to warm up with a hot beverage.
“This is an unprecedented, organic, and viral grassroots global movement that is expanding every day. More than 700,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and world in just a few weeks,” said Boston-based spokesperson Yordanos Eyoel, who became a US citizen last fall. “The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed 1 million marchers. What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilizing.”
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 us all.
The marches will seek to reaffirm the core American values of freedom and democracy for all at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost. Women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, reproduction rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all feeling threatened by the agenda of the new administration.
Women, girls, men, boy’s and all gender identities of all ages are encouraged to march in Fargo, ND.
“We want to give residents in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area the opportunity to walk in solidarity with the over 200,000 people participating in the Women’s March on Washington DC. This march does not represent any political affiliation. We want it to be as inclusive as possible says local march organizer,” Maren Day Woods says.
“So far, based on the attendee counts on Facebook there are over 200 people planning to march and over 600 people are interested in the event.
We would love to have at least 500 people show up,” say’s Day Woods.
The mission statement for the Women’s March on Washington and the Sister Marches:
"We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us."
It’s understood that each person will have their own reasons for marching. The marches will seek to reaffirm the core American values of freedom and democracy for all, at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost. Women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all races and religious freedom and most importantly voting rights and the free press are being threatened.