Women’s March Chicago This Saturday!
Join CAIR-Chicago this Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second inaugural Women’s March Chicago. This year’s speaker lineup includes CAIR-Chicago’s very own Communications Coordinator Asha Binbek who will speak on the importance of diversity of faith, thought, race, and gender in this country.
The theme of this year’s march is “March to the Polls,” an effort to get more people, particularly youth to be civically engaged and to vote in the midterm elections.
The rally will be taking place at Grant Park in downtown Chicago. Enter the rally site at Congress and Columbus. Access for persons with disabilities and families is at Monroe and Columbus. Participants can expect to make their voices heard to city, state, and national administrations. The march will also serve as a kick-off for programming that empowers voters to support women’s rights and social justice.
Jaquie Algee, WMC organizer and champion, said “the fight for women’s rights is only becoming more crucial. In 2017, activists, new and seasoned, joined advocates in the fight for women’s rights and social justice. In 2018 we celebrate that movement, and march our demands to the polls.”
Women’s March on Chicago brings together women and allies in support of women’s rights including equal rights, equal pay, reproductive justice, affordable healthcare, affordable childcare, racial justice, voting rights, freedom from violence, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, fair wages, access for persons with disabilities, environmental protections, and other critical areas of focus.
For more information on the March, please visit: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/
When: Saturday, January 20th from 11am-2pm (Speakers begin at 11am, march to follow)
Where: Beginning at Grant Park