On Saturday January 21, 2017, an estimated 200,000 people will gather for the Women’s March on Washington. Organized as a grassroots effort to address the misogynistic and demonizing rhetoric of the 2016 election cycle, the Women’s March is expected to be the largest demonstration around President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The March calls attention to the hatred against women, POC communities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, Muslims and people from other religious backgrounds, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples and all others who continue to be marginalized and silenced by the political climate in the United States. It is a gathering of resistance and resilience, an affirmation of our commitment to stand together and a declaration that women’s rights are human rights.
The March will commence at 10:00am on January 21st at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.