Women's March - Los Angeles, CA

SALA friends, I am planning to participate in the Women's March on Saturday, January 21st in downtown LA. This is not a protest, but a celebration of human rights that is open to all. I would like to aim to be downtown around 9 am at the gathering time. The march to City Hall starts at 10 am and there may be other events added on to the day at a later time. Once I know who is coming, we can organize a meeting spot and hopefully take the Red Line downtown together as a group. We can plan signs together as well, once we know who is joining. 

This is a great opportunity to come together in peace and show solidarity in celebrating our democracy and the rights of all, specifically our brothers and sisters in marginalized groups. I hope you will join me!

Afterwards, we hope you'll join us for a decompression gathering with food and beverages at Heretic House, the home of Bobbie Kirkhart. Doors open from 1-6 pm. We are open before the official end time of the march for those who cannot remain for its duration. (Please let us know if you can make it).

Heretic House

724 E. Edgeware Road

Los Angeles, California

 

More about the Women's March: 

OUR MISSION

We 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.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

 

Getting to Women’s March LA:

We highly recommend using public transportation/ ride sharing services for transportation to the march, as there will be high congestion and street closures in the Downtown LA area!

METRO: 
Ride the Red Line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street). 

Code of Conduct & FAQ:

Women’s March LA is meant to be a safe space for all of those attending and participating. Please be courteous, respectful to everyone, and keep the following in mind:

  • No alcohol
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No dogs or pets (service animals only, please)
  • Be mindful of all attendees, this event is open to everyone and is inclusive to anyone who would like to participate.

Is it just for women only?

No. The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

Is this a protest, march, or rally?

This is not a protest. The Women’s March is a celebration of human rights. In some cases, there will be a march and rally, but it depends on the event and what organizers have planned.

Schedule of Events

Details of the entire day to be Announced Soon!

Gather at 9am, walk begins at 10am sharp! We will meet at Pershing Square and march to City Hall!

Want to know even more?: https://womensmarchla.org/ 

WHEN
January 21, 2017 at 9am - 12pm
WHERE
Pershing Square
532 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Gina Kirkland · · 214-801-9685
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  • commented 2017-01-20 18:16:04 -0800
    Final Prep for March tomorrow:

    My cell: 214-801-9685

    PLEASE CHECK THE LIST BELOW. Thanks Aurora!

    We are meeting at the Coffee Bean to assemble before the March at 8:30 am tomorrow morning. Address is:3183 Wilshire Boulevard #115A, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    I am arriving at The Coffee Bean with Elise Kamp at about 8 am. We will wait until about 8:45 am. I have phone numbers for everyone below. If you are running late, text me, but please try to be on time or early as we need to keep moving and can’t wait too long. I want to head out by 8:45 am on the Red Line to take the last three stops to Pershing Square.

    Please bring water, bring snacks, wear comfortable shoes, bring a poncho if you will be bothered by rain (10% chance tomorrow), bring layers (temps between 53 & 61), no pets unless service animals, no weapons (as if any of you would do that!), bring signs if you want one, have a plan to get back out of downtown as it will be crowded and chaotic, bring a backup cell charger if you have one, try to travel light if you can. THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD.

    I had a good cry this morning and I am so excited to spend the day with you all tomorrow in unity for human rights, women’s rights, and social justice. Below is the list of who I am expecting to meet us.

    If you are planning on meeting us and are not on the list, please let me know. I have the numbers too. Apologies, but I was tracking it on my computer and had a hard drive crash on Wednesday so some info might be lost. Aurora, kindly put this back together with facebook comments. Thank you!

    Meeting at the Coffee Bean
    Margot Page
    Ian Dodd
    Julie Ann Williams
    Marsha Swallow
    Gabrielle Klein-Mejia
    Kendall Batko-Williams
    Xtina Mac
    Tammy Smith
    Mollie Knute
    Sam Renderos
    Ken Alexander & Chris
    AmyBoyle

    Meeting at Universal City station, traveling to Coffee Bean together
    Aurora Ignacio
    Amy Castellana (and Ben)
    Hannah Richards
    Roxanne Fenton

    Meeting on the Westside, traveling to Coffee Bean together
    Elise Kamp
    Gina Kirkland
    Jon Kirkland

    Not sure if coming to the Coffee Bean?
    James Henderson
    Shelley Landgraf

    Maybes
    Maya Zapata
    Sjon Jimsson
  • commented 2017-01-17 15:06:30 -0800
    If you are planning to meet us at 8:30 am at The Coffee Bean, please let me know. I want to have a list of names and numbers so we can try to be sure we don’t leave anyone behind.
  • commented 2017-01-17 15:05:04 -0800
    Let’s plan to meet at 8:30 am The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – 3183 Wilshire Boulevard #115A, Los Angeles, CA 90010. This location is near the Wilshire/Vermont Metro line which is only three stops from the Pershing Square stop on the Red Line. There is also ample parking in the area there and it is far enough away from Downtown, that we should easily be able to assemble before we march. I am going to Lyft to The Coffee Bean from the Westside. If anyone wants to join me from the Westside, let me know. Any carpooling we can figure out from different areas would be great. I know Roxanne, Marsha, Amy Castanella will likely all be coming from a northern area. Once we are together, we can proceed to Pershing Square as a group. My cell is 214-801-9685. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. We can use the bathroom at The Coffee Bean before we head out. If you can avoid bringing purses or bags with more than you need, that is ideal. Call me or email me if you have questions (gina@kpcomedy.com). I look forward to seeing you all there! I will share this on facebook and send out an email.
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