No doubt the largest demonstration surrounding the Trump inauguration this weekend will be in our nation’s capital, but thousands of women will be gathering across our state to lead what organizers are describing as “a loving, beautiful and creative resistance to the backwards policies proposed by the incoming administration.”
Here’s a listing of some of Saturday’s events:
10:00 AM: Meet at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street (In Front of the Marriott)
10:30 AM: March Step off
11:30 AM: Rally at Moore Square
The theme for the march is “Women Mobilize NC.” Reverend Michelle Laws of the NAACP is a confirmed speaker as well as MaryBe McMillan of the NC AFL-CIO and Sarah Preston of Lillian’s List.
Learn more at: https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/
The Triad NC Women’s March begins at 10:00 a.m. at Governmental Plaza on Washington Street and ends at LeBauer park in Greensboro, NC.
From the event listing: We see this March, not as a protest but as our being PROactive: FOR rights for all people including all races, religions, sexual identities, the differently abled, the mentally ill; FOR superior public education; FOR equal pay for equal work; FOR paying a living wage; FOR health care for all; FOR Black Lives Matter; FOR women’s health including choice; FOR fair and equitable immigration reform; FOR voting rights; FOR reform of the justice system.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/106270443196035/
The Women’s March on Charlotte will be held Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. The route will begin at First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte and conclude at Romare Bearden Park. Organizers say up to 5000 participants are expected to attend.
Learn more at: http://www.womensmarchoncharlotte.com/faq.html
The Women’s March on Asheville begins with a host of speaker at 11:00 AM at the Pack Square / Vance Monument. Speakers include: State Senator Terry Van Duyn, Mayor Esther Manheimer, and Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality.
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1074802899295384/
The Wilmington Women’s March runs from 10:00 AM to noon initiated from Wilmington City Hall. Organizers note this isn’t a protest. It’s a rally and a demonstration of unity and solidarity.