There’s been much discussion about potential hindrances to protestors gearing up for President-elect Trump’s inauguration. We’re happy to share that as of today, the Women’s March is still on and will begin at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am on Jan. 21, 2017.
The march is led by some phenomenal women who believe in reflecting “our multiple and intersecting identities,” as well as advocating for the parity and equity of women at all levels of society. The track-records of the national co-chairs – all women of diverse backgrounds – is nothing short of amazing and provides a preview of the work that is to come. For example, Tamika D. Mallory previously served as the National Action Network’s youngest Executive Director, as well as a national organizer for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Her colleague, Carmen Perez, is also a notable activist who has co-founded task forces to advance juvenile and criminal justice reform, in addition to promoting civil and human rights across the globe. Other co-chairs include Linda Sarsour – a Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist, and Bob Bland – the CEO and Founder of Manufacture New York. Read more about the team here and get involved!