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Women's March on Chicago Jan. 21
2017-01-16

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Chicago will be among more than 380 cities around the world hosting women's marches Jan. 21, the day after the U.S. presidential inauguration. While the largest march is expected in Washington, D.C., with thousands of people from Illinois attending, one of the largest marches outside of D.C. is expected in Chicago.

Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive, immediately south of the Petrillo Bandshell, will be the new kick-off point for the Jan. 21 rally and march. People can start gathering on Jackson at 8:30 a.m. An entertainment program begins at 9:15 a.m. with Lucy Smith. The official program with speakers and additional entertainers begins at 10 a.m., with the two-mile march kickoff approximately 11:30 a.m. The march will go through the downtown area and end at the rally site, where people will then disburse.

Organizers decided to locate the stage on Jackson rather than at the bandshell to protect Grant Park from damage. The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures ( high expected in the 50s Saturday ), rain ( bring rain gear ), and anticipated large numbers of marchers threatened to turn the Petrillo's grassy field into a mud pit. There will only be seating up front for the disabled and elderly, but people can bring portable chairs if they wish to carry in the march, or leave behind.

Marchers are asked to gather on Jackson, where the stage will face west and back up near Lake Shore Drive. Drop off points will be at Columbus and Jackson, unless crowds force closure of Columbus. Jackson Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus. There will be a disability access drop off point ( no parking ) at Lake Shore Drive and Jackson.

Co-chairs of the Women's March on Chicago are Liz Radford and Ann Scholhamer, two Chicagoans who came together after the presidential election to create a collaborative response.

Starting at 10 a.m., Ari Afsar, Karen Olivo, and Samantha Marie Ware from the cast of Hamilton will speak and perform. A diverse line-up of speakers including representatives from Planned Parenthood, Youth for Black Lives, Mothers Against Senseless Killings, the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation and more will highlight the rally.

Attendance numbers for the march continue to grow rapidly, now with more than 120 registered supporting organizations sending marchers and more than 22,000 people confirmed to attend on the March's social media platforms.

Information on accessibility, speakers, and the march route are available at womensmarchchicago.org . Due to the rally location change, some information is still being updated. Please check back for updated information.

Speaker and performer list, alphabetical and in formation:

— Ari Afsar, Karen Olivo, and Samantha Marie Ware: From the cast of Hamilton,Performance

— Jaquie Algee: Director of External Relations, SEIU Healthcare of Illinois and Marilyn Katz: Co-Founder of Chicago Women Take Action

— Jean Albright: Master Sergeant ( retired ) U.S. Air Force

— Eman Hassaballa Aly: Muslim community Activist, TRUST Collective

— Faith Arnold: SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Fight for $15

— Khadine Bennett: American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

— Eloise Diaz Bahrmasel: RISE Movement

— Ann Christophersen & Lynn Mooney: Women & Children First Books

— Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton: Hadiya Pendleton Foundation

— Rabbi Shoshanah Conover: Temple Sholom of Chicago

— Pat Dowell ( 3rd ), Susan Garza ( 10th ), & Michelle Smith ( 43rd ): Alderwomen, City of Chicago

— The Full Court Press Second Line Drummers: Performance

— Kids Off The Block and Diane Latiker: Speaking and Performing

— Eva Lewis, Maxine Aguilar, Maxine Wint, and Yahair Tarr: Youth For Black Lives

— Lights of Zion: Performance

— Tamar Manasseh: Mothers Against Senseless Killings

— Fawzia Mirza: Actor/Producer, Emcee

— Sara Paretsky: Author, Sisters in Crime Creator

— Channyn Lynne Parker: Transgender activist, TransLife Project Manager

— Rahnee Patrick: Independent Living at Access Living

— Maria Socorro Pesqueria: President, Mujeres Latinas en Accion

— Tiffany Pryor: Executive Director, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

— Aislinn Pulley lead organizer for BLM Chicago

— Liz Radford and Ann Scholhamer: Co-Chairs of the Women's March on Chicago

— Lucy Smith: Performance

— Shani Smith: Lead Marshall of Women's March on Chicago, Safety Instruction, SEIU Healthcare Illinois

— So Chi Voices: Performance

— Opal Staples: Performance

— Katie Thiede: Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

— Kimberly Wasserman: Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

— Reyna Wences: Organized Communities Against Deportations

— Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson, Esq.: National RainbowPUSH Coalition

More than 100 groups are supporting the march, including those listed online here womens121marchonchicago.org/our_supporters/ . Key partners providing additional support include:

— AIDS Foundation of Chicago

— American Federation of Government Employees Local 704

— Chicago Foundation for Women

— Chicago Teachers Union

— Chicago Women Take Action

— Common Cause

— Illinois Education Association

— League of Women Voters of Illinois

— National Coalition of American Nuns

— National Rainbow PUSH Coalition

— National Organization for Women

— Planned Parenthood Of Illinois

— Pride Action Tank

— Service Employees International Union

— Sierra Club

— Windy City Times

— Women & Children First

— Women Employed

— YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Windy City Times' publisher Tracy Baim is among the "champions of the March" helping with behind-the-scenes planning. The march has been inclusive of LGBTs from its launch.

See womens121marchonchicago.org/speakers/ .

On Twitter: womensmarchchi .

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/1274648525889466/ .

Also see this link for other cities in Illinois and across the world hosting sister marches: www.womensmarch.com/sisters/ .


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