Women March On for Justice, Ann Arbor - March 16, 2019

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Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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NOW MORE THAN EVER: BUILD THE MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE. MARCH AND RALLY.

Rally and march in Ann Arbor during Women's History Month and in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg's 86th Birthday--and uphold social, economic, racial, gender, environmental and intergenerational justice. Tabling/music/sign making at 1:30pm. Rally at 2:00pm. March begins 2:45pm.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe to help with paying for the sound system, ASL interpreters, insurance and materials: https://www.gofundme.com/women-march-on-for-justice

We are so proud and excited about these speakers:
* Spoken Word Poet & UM student Arwa Gayar;
* Progressives at the Univ. of Michigan President Michael Briggs;
* Congresswoman Debbie Dingell;
* Community Organizer and Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Co-Director Desirae Simmons;
* College Democrats at the University of Michigan President Ruby Schneider
* UM Social Work graduate student in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program Lauren Fine;
* Community Advocate & Radio Host Michelle Elizabeth Brown;
* Community Diversity Activist and CEO, Ann Arbor YMCA Toni Kayumi;
* MI Dem. Party Disability Caucus Chair Amy Benchich;
* UM student Samara Tobey;
* EMU senior & Fellow with the Michigan Student Power Network Sanyu Lukwago.

LOCATION: Gather in the Diag at the Univ. of Michigan.
The "Diag" is located at the center of the U-M central campus, just north of South University Street, just east of State Street, and just south of North University (you will also see people with signs walking there!)

PARKING: Allow time for parking. Here is the City of Ann Arbor's Parking Information: http://rpsa2.com/Location-and-Rates. The Maynard Structure is large & about a 3 block flat walk to the Diag.

CARPOOL LOTS: You can park in one of the carpool lots at the edge of Ann Arbor and carpool downtown to park in a parking structure. You need to arrange your own carpools. Carpool lots are located at:1) Plymouth Road near Hwy 23, NE Ann Arbor;
2) Miller Rd. Park & Ride lot (Miller Road at 14), NW Ann Arbor.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT/BUSES: Bus space is limited. Please plan ahead. Check bus schedules here: http://www.theride.org/

PROGRAM
1:30-1:55 MUSIC & TABLING! Jeanne Mackey and Friends will leading sing-along folk songs and protest music.
Tables will include: sign-making (first-come-first-served, materials limited), & sign ups for student and community organizations supporting the mission of the Women's March, including the Progressives at the University of Michigan, College Democrats at the University of Michigan, Students Against Rape at the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor YMCA, Michigan Resistance, and the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.
1:55-2:00 CHANTS led by student and labor organizers.
2:00 RALLY. Speakers (see above).
2:45. MARCH (begins and ends in Diag).
3:30. FINAL CHANTS & CALLS TO ACTION
3:45 EVENT ENDS

ACCESSIBILITY:
1) Marked ADA seating and wheelchair area. The Diag is sidewalk accessible.
2) ASL Certified Sign Language Interpreters will be present, who will sign in front of the ADA seating area.
3) Parking. The City of Ann Arbor's Parking Map denotes structures with spaces for those with disabilities. http://rpsa2.com/Location-and-Rates The Diag is sidewalk accessible.

FAQ's:
1) What to wear? From Women's History Month purple, to Handmaid red, to suffragette white, to RBG black, to rainbow hats--lots of options. Be comfortable and dress for a 3/4 mile march.

OTHER RULES & GUIDELINES:
***NO SALES of any kind are allowed.
***No open food giveaways (packaged food is okay).
***The City of Ann Arbor allows leashed dogs, and signs can be on holders or not on holders--either is fine. Please keep safety in mind. Hundreds-thousands of people will be marching in dense spaces.
Last update: 2/28/19.

ORGANIZERS: Progressives at the University of Michigan are hosting this peaceful, accessible rally in partnership with community partners Women's March Ann Arbor, and Women March On-Washtenaw, which are all-volunteer, grassroots local groups unaffiliated with the national or statewide Women's March organizations.

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Michigan Diag

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