Tallahassee’s third annual March for Women’s Rights is Saturday, January 19th. This year’s march aims to highlight the challenges and triumphs of women and get them to commit to action. Sister marches will take place across Florida and the U.S.
“Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that our representatives in Tallahassee are held accountable, that they know women from all backgrounds and walks of life are watching to ensure that our basic human rights are protected in Florida,” said Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Statewide Organizing Director, Lauren Brenzel.
The festivities begin at 1:00 PM at the Railroad Square Arts District, with the March to the Capitol starting at 2:15. The Day of Action culminates with the Indivisible’s Women’s March Anniversary Rally at the Capitol.
What: Third Annual Women’s March on Tallahassee and Rally at the Capitol
When: Saturday, January 19th. The march starts at 2:15 PM and culminates with a 3:00 PM rally at the Old Capitol hosted by Indivisible Tallahassee.
1:00 – Organization Tabling, Action for Health care
2:15 – March to the Capitol
3:00 – Indivisible Tallahassee’s Rally our front of the Old Capitol
Where: The march begins at Railroad Square, 602 McDonnell Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310. The march concludes with a rally at the front of the Old Capitol.
Who: Pre-march speakers will include: Haley Gentile, Planned Parenthood Tallahassee’s Leadership Action Team; Crishelle Bailey, FAMU Generation Action; Regina Sheridan, Planned Parenthood volunteer; Kayla Lawson, FAMU Generation Action; Isabel Ruano, Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation; and Namoje Smith, FSU Generation Action
Participating organizations include: Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, FAMU Generation Action, FSU Generation Action, Indivisible Tallahassee, FAMU Women’s Student Union, FSU Gender Odyssey, Tallahassee NOW, Florida People’s Advocacy Center, The Oasis Center, Refuge House, Moms Demand Action, Color of Change and Tally Cat Cafe
Why: To send a clear message to leaders in Tallahassee and in Washington that women’s rights are human rights.