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2019 Oakland Women’s March, Saturday, Jan. 19

2019 Oakland Women’s March, Saturday, Jan. 19

 

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The Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of wom­en and their allies from the East Bay and beyond, joining more than 130 chapters across the country in hosting rallies on the anniversary of the his­toric Women’s March.

The march will be begin at 10 a.m. with a rally at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, followed by a march down 14th Street to Frank Ogawa (Oscar Grant) Plaza. Lake Merritt is the BART station closest to the march’s starting point.

Tens of thousands joined the Oakland Women’s March in 2018.

At this nonpartisan, peace­ful event on the Saturday be­fore Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the march organizers proclaim their commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we desper­ately need!”

The 2019 march is co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Cen­ter.

Speakers at the event will in­clude Alicia Garza, Arushi Ava­chat, Rep. Barbara Lee, Hai Yan Wu, Kimberly Ellis, Nikki For­tunato Bas and Stacey Milbern.

The following are guidelines for participants:

• We will not use violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.

• We will not destroy or dam­age property.

• We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency and accountability in our ac­tions.

• We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weap­on, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.

• We are nonpartisan and will use Women’s March Oakland primarily to express our sup­port for women’s rights and hu­man rights in our communities and the country.

• We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.

For more information, go to Women’s March Oakland


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