On Saturday January 21st, hundreds of thousands of women across the country will march for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity and compassion for our shared humanity. We will stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
For those of you living in Los Angeles, please join me in Downtown LA on Saturday morning for the Women’s March Los Angeles. The event will kick off at 9AM at Pershing Square (6th Street and Hill) with a line-up of speakers and the official march to City Hall begins at 10AM. There will be additional speakers from 11AM to noon. You can find the entire schedule and additional information here: www.womensmarchla.org.
As always with large groups of people, it’s important to follow a few safety guidelines:
➢ Do not offer your personal information to unsolicited requests
➢ Stay to the edges of the crowd, especially if you’re claustrophobic
➢ Have a designated meeting spot in case you are separated from your party – do not count on cell phone coverage
➢ Write important information, such as emergency contact and drug allergies, on your forearm with a Sharpie. Bring the Sharpie with you to share with others for this purpose
➢ Stay hydrated and never pass up the opportunity to use a toilet
➢ Listen to the energy of the crowd and calmly leave the vicinity if you have any doubts about anything
Maya Angelou once said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” On Saturday, we will stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. We will join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. And we will march peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
PLEASE JOIN US.
HEAR OUR VOICE.