Jan 18

Women’s March YYC 2018

by Downtown Calgary · 0 comments

Women’s March YYC is bringing together people from across Calgary and our region to march on Saturday, January 20th.  

Beginning at noon, women, men, families and others are invited to march along Stephen Avenue Walk from Bankers Hall to City Hall. There will be speakers and performers on stage at Municipal Plaza. The route is accessible, we will have marshals at each intersection, and everyone is welcome.

This is a peaceful, positive event that celebrates women, embraces diversity, and advocates for equality. Over 5,000 people attended the 2017 Women’s March in Calgary. This year marching Calgarians will join over a billion people who are gathering worldwide this weekend under the Women’s March/March On banners.

Once at City Hall, we’ll hear from a diverse group of speakers and performers including three teens, Indigenous drummers and an elder, inspiring rock and rollers, activists, and artists. One of the highlights last year was the incredible array of signage brought by marchers — funny, angry, and wise — so sharpen those markers and bring your wit too!

Protesters march, in support of the Women’s March on Washington, in Toronto on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Protests are being held across Canada today in support of the Women’s March on Washington. Organizers say 30 events in all have been organized across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. (Frank Gunn/CP)

 

The March playlist will be broadcast along Stephen Avenue as we move from Bankers Hall toward Olympic Plaza and over to City Hall. Businesses along 8th Avenue march route are asked to prepare for large walk-in numbers, and some are already planning drink and themed specials.

Marchers are asked to dress for the weather as we march snow or shine! Join us!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/492625471131036/
Twitter: @wmyyc  #MarchOnYYC #WomensMarchYYC #yyc #WhyIMarch  #yyccc #ableg #cdnpoli
Instagram: WomensMarchYYC2018

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