Women’s March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ #NOWaz

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1-21-17; 10AM-12PM, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Email: Wmphx2017@gmail.com Website:Women’s March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ Facebook Event: Women’s March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ

#NOWaz will have a table at the event beginning 9:30am with the march events beginning at 10AM. Participants can use NOW Rounds or feel free to bring your own signs. More details will be available as plans are made formal by all involved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

…and their answers

What are you marching for? Is this an anti-Trump protest?

This is a march organized by women, and speaks to the struggles many women have dealt with for a very long time. This is not about one administration or one election cycle. This is about centuries of oppression, discrimination and assaults on people of color, the LGBTQIA community, and a war of fear that has been waged on marginalized groups in this country, such as our Muslim community. This march embodies the power of women to manifest change in our society, in our politics, in our communities and in our lives.

Who is invited to this event?

This event is open to anyone who believes women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

What time should I show up?

Gathering will start about 10:00AM, but the march itself will not begin until closer to 11:00. We are working through details of having speakers and performers during the gathering time, before the march.

I’m in a wheelchair (or disabled, or have children in stroller) – how will that work?

We are making every effort for planning the entire event accessible at the AZ Capital, the march route and areas defined for wheelchairs and strollers.

What is the actual march route?

We are finalizing the route with the City of Phoenix and will announce the route as soon as we can. 

Will this event be safe for my kids?

This march is peaceful, and our planning groups are focusing their efforts on the safety of all marchers. We will provide guidance on how you can help make this a safe and peaceful march as the event gets closer. The decision to bring your children is a personal one.

Join us standing together in solidarity with our partners and children 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.

Our event is open to all in Phoenix who want to show their solidarity with those marching in D.C. We’ll be marching around Arizona State Capitol!

This is an INCLUSIVE march to supports equal rights. We welcome and celebrate:
– Women
– Men
– Families
– People of Color
– Natives
– Immigrants
– Members of our LBGTQ community
– People with disabilites
– Climate change advocates
– All religious communities
– and anyone who wants to come out in support

You can learn more about Women’s March, our mission statement, partners, and more by visiting: womensmarch.com

You can make donations for permits, posters, and anything needed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-womens-march-tickets-30497883992
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT, National Organizers

On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children 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.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

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. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. 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 will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

10 thoughts on “Women’s March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ #NOWaz

  1. Hi,

    Can someone create and then forward a Phoenix march flyer for me to print and distribute. Also, would be great to have a flyer the size of a bumper sticker/twice the size of a bumper sticker. My daily work commute is long on 3 main highways, my car could be a great vehicle of advertising/getting the word out…

    Thanks

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  2. Ok. What a magnificent day. What a magnificent beginning. I’m energized and inspired. I want to know about upcoming events. I’m a senior senior, registered at age 18 as an independent and have voted my conscience ever since. I look forward to the fight.

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    • Here is a copy of the last press release I received.
      Media Contact: Eva Burch: 480-334-3678 – EvaBurchAZ@gmail.com
      Spanish language Media Contact: Juana Martinez-Neal: 310-489-4560 – juana.mn@icloud.com

      An Official Sister City, The Women’s March Phoenix brings national unity to women of the Valley

      PHOENIX, AZ [Jan 19, 2017] — As an official sister city of Women’s March on Washington, the Women’s March on Phoenix will kick off on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 10am on the Senate Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol. The Women’s March on Phoenix marches in solidarity with our sister-marchers in more than 600 Sister Marches across the country and the world. In the spirit of unity, equality, and justice, local activists, leaders, artists and citizens will speak and perform before and after the mile long march. Local organizations will be in attendance to help coordinate volunteers and sign up women to get active in the local community on issues that matter to them. Organizer Juana Martinez-Neale says, “The march is not the end of the movement but the beginning. This day is about taking action and getting involved in our community.” Thousands of women across Arizona are expected to attend the march in Phoenix. The organizers are preparing for upwards of 5,000 attendees.

      Women will be at the airport Friday to send off their valley sisters travelling to Washington DC. They will gather for coffee and well wishes at terminal 3 at 5 am and terminal 4 at 7 am Friday morning. It will also provide many the comfort and solidarity of other women on a historic day.

      Details:
      Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 10am-2pm Senate Lawn, 1700 Washington St, Phoenix
      The route is entirely wheelchair and stroller accessible and we are supplying ADA Accessible portable restrooms.
      Credentialed ASL interpreters will translate the speeches during the rally.
      The Phoenix police will be providing security.
      Speakers and entertainment will continue until 2pm.
      Attendees can find nearby parking lots here.

      Our distinguished Speakers:
      Emcee: Eva Burch, Phoenix March Organizer

      Roicia Banks, Social Worker & Activist ● Isela Blanc, AZ House Representative ● Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder ● US Congressman Ruben Gallego ● Dr. Ann Hart, President of NAACP Maricopa County, AZ ● Jodi Liggett, Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood● Jennifer Longdon, Disability Activist ● Ellie Perez, Dreamer & Community Organizer ● Athena Salman, AZ House Representative ● Kiana Sears, Mesa Public Schools ● Ryan Winkle, Mesa Councilman

      Partnering Organizations:
      This event has come together with the support and participation of many local organizations: Protecting Arizona’s Families Coalition, Planned Parenthood AZ, People Demanding Direct Action, National Organization for Women, AZ, Maricopa County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association of University Women, Arizona, Equality Arizona, Arizona Democratic Party, League of Women Voters AZ, OnenTen, La Frontera Empact-SPC, Rebuild the Hope, Veterans for Peace, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, Moms Demand Action Arizona, Tonatierra, UNITED HERE! Local 631, Fresh Start, Phoenix Urban Health Collective, Emerge AZ.

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