Nashville is one of the major cities to be among those participating in the 3rd Annual Women’s Marches to be held nationwide in 2019. In the wake of the 2018 midterms that propelled an unprecedented wave of women to Congress, Women March Tennessee announces a Women’s March Rally in Nashville in coordination with sister marches in cities and communities across the globe. The event in Nashville is one of over 176 cities in 46 states that are happening nationwide on January 19, 2019, commemorating the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
“On January 19, people from around the country will unite in Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard, said Lakeithea Nicole, Vice President for Women’s March Tennessee. “We’ve been organizing locally to advocate for the policies that matter to us, and impact women’s lives, and we’re flooding the streets in solidarity with our sisters in DC to remind the country that Nashville resists.”
Two years after the historic 2017 Women’s March that was the largest single-day protest in US history, women, femmes, and allies will march in towns, cities, and communities from Nashville to Chicago as part of a nationwide #WomensWave.
“The 2017 Women’s March galvanized this country and birthed a new wave of the women’s rights movement,” said Darlene Neal, President for Women’s March Tennessee. “That wave is taking to the streets, here in Nashville and nationwide, and we’re coming with an agenda.”
#WomensWaveTN on January 19 in Nashville will include political demonstrations in the morning and a huge afternoon rally from 1 – 4 PM with music, dance, and amazing speakers at Public Square Nashville – 1 Public Sq., Nashville, TN 37201. For more information on the Nashville Women’s March, visit their Event Page on Facebook. For more information on Women’s Marches around the country, visit womensmarch.com
Women’s March harnesses the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Join organizers and supporters on Friday evening, January 18, for an artist talk and sign making party from 6-8 pm at Zeitgeist Gallery, 516 Hagan St, Ste 100, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Ward Schumaker and Vivienne Flesher will be coming to Nashville from San Francisco in honor of their shows, Trump Papers, and Parrots Are Not Expected to Keep Secrets.
At 6pm, Ward will give a presentation on his handmade books and his relation to making them. Afterwards, both artists will be available for questions about their work. At 7pm, it will turn into a big art party and they will be making signs for The Women’s March the following day. They will have materials on hand, but feel free to bring your own. Please reserve a ticket so they will have enough seating. And then join in for the march, Saturday at Public Square Park.