Resources for Families Participating in the Women’s March

Posted January 17th, 2017 by Sandie in Around Town, Politics

Women's March on Washington

We know that many families choose to leave town for the Inauguration, but for those who will be in town and are going to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, we’ve collected a few resources for you.

First, the Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. The pre-march rally begins at 10:00am and ends at 1:15pm. Marching will begin at 1:15pm. The starting point and rally will be the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street, Washington DC, near the U.S. Capitol. Although many marchers plan to arrive early for the rally (and to avoid transportation issues), if you *just* plan to march, you can still arrive later in the day to join in that.

News about the Women’s March can be found on the official website, which has a thorough FAQ page. There is also a Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram. If you will NOT be in DC this coming weekend but want to find another march to participate in, there are hundreds of sister marches around the country (and globe!). According to CNN, as of Monday, nearly 700,000 people have expressed interest in 370 satellite marches around the world. Here’s an official list.

At this point, most folks have already settled on a way to get down to the march, but if you live here, your advantages are that you can easily get or refill a Metro card and set up a ride/share to the nearest Metro. Driving downtown isn’t recommended given the number of road closures.

As for taking your children to the march, we highly recommend Jamie Davis Smith’s parenting post of tips for protesting with kids.

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