The Women’s March
on Chicago has obtained a rally permit for Saturday, Jan. 21.
The event will
start with music at 9 a.m. and the rally will commence at 10 a.m.,
immediately followed by a march through Downtown Chicago.
The march will
begin at the Petrillo Bandshell and head west on Jackson, then north on
Michigan, west on Adams, north on Dearborn, west on Randolph, south on
Clark, and east on Jackson back to Grant Park. There will be a stopping
point at Federal Plaza for those who do not wish to walk the entire route.
“We’re planning and
hoping for the largest women’s rally and march outside of Washington, D.C.,
on Saturday, Jan. 21,” said Ann Scholhamer, one of the march co-chairs. “We
have been hard at work with our dedicated volunteers to confirm an
incredible slate of speakers, representing issues brought to light during
the campaign and diverse issues of concern to Chicago women.”
The list of
speakers includes the following:
* Ari Afsar, from
the cast of Hamilton.
* Jean Albright,
Master Sergeant (retired), U.S. Air Force.
* Eman Hassaballa
Aly, community activist.
* Faith Arnold,
SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Fight for $15.
* Eloise Diaz
Bahrmasel, RISE Movement
* Rabbi Shoshanah
Conover, Temple Sholom of Chicago.
* Tamar Manasseh,
Mothers Against Senseless Killings.
* Fawzia Mirza,
* Karen Olivo, from
the cast of Hamilton.
* Sara Paretsky,
author, Sisters in Crime creator.
* Channyn Lynne
Parker, transgender activist, TransLife project manager.
* Rahnee Patrick,
Independent Living at Access Living.
* Maria Pesqueria,
president, Mujeres Latinas en Accion.
Pendleton-Cowley, Hadiya Pendleton Foundation.
* Tiffany Pryor,
executive director, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.
* Liz Radford & Ann
Scholhamer, co-chairs, Women’s March on Chicago.
* Samantha Marie
Ware, from the cast of Hamilton.
* Reyna Wences,
Organized Communities Against Deportations.
* Rev. Dr. Janette
C. Wilson, Esq., National RainbowPUSH Coalition.
excitement in advance of the march “reflects a Chicago coalition against
policies and ideologies born of oppression of women, intolerance, and
inequality,” march organizers said. “This movement has gone global, with
more than 200 sister protests and marches planned worldwide. Support from
Chicago and surrounding areas is building. Organizers are encouraging women
and allies to put ‘feet in the street’ as a visual demonstration of the
power of this event too large to ignore.”
information visit womens121marchonchicago.org