Oklahoma Sister Marches

Join us on January 21, 2017.

TULSA WOMEN’S MARCH: A SISTER MARCH IN TULSA

January 21, 2017, at John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Park: Gather at 10 AM to show your solidarity with people all over the world during The Women’s March on Washington. The Tulsa Women’s March is not a “march”, but a safe place to STAND and represent the peace we want to see in our world. If you have a drum, yoga mat, or chair, bring it along. There is no shelter at the park, and the forecast is for mild sunny weather.
http://www.jhfcenter.org/reconciliation-park/

More information on the Facebook event page.

WOMEN’S MARCH ON OKLAHOMA: A SISTER MARCH IN OKLAHOMA CITY

The Women’s March on Oklahoma in Oklahoma City is a sister march in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington.

MORE INFORMATION

For more details and information, please visit the Facebook event page.

IS THIS A PROTEST?
This is not a protest. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions will gather in Washington, D.C. and in hundreds of cities around the world. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. The Women’s March is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

WHAT TIME WILL IT START, END, AND WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma State Capitol building. The March will begin around 10:30 AM, please arrive by 10:00 AM. The march should last approximately 30 minutes. Once we return to the south plaza courtyard we will begin the rally with numerous speakers. The entire event should end around 2:30 PM, if no delays.

WILL IT BE SAFE? CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
The Women’s March Oklahoma (WMO) has a team of experienced and professional organizers working to ensure that every safety protocol is followed. Safety is of the utmost importance to us. We are striving to make this a family friendly event and ask all attendees to respect everyone. Everyone is welcome to march. We will have a police escort to ensure safety.
Roundabout OKC has kindly volunteered to have a kid’s area for art and sign making to help entertain children during the March and rally. They will have volunteers to help.

IS THIS MARCH INCLUSIVE?
The fight for Dignity and Justice resides in all communities. The WMO is committed to ensuring the voices of ALL Oklahomans are heard. We are a nonpartisan group of women that welcome all supporters and protectors of human rights.

WILL THE MARCH BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
The WMO is committed to ensuring the event is as accessible as possible. There is handicap parking available and we are working on obtaining a qualified ASL interpreter. If anyone needs a specific accommodation please email womensmarchokc@gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER OR BUY TICKETS?
You can RSVP on Eventbrite or Meetup. The tickets are free, but the registration allows us to get a more accurate headcount than on Facebook. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-on-oklahoma-ticke…
https://www.meetup.com/Oklahoma-City-March-for-Women-Mee…/…/

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE PERMITS?
All permits have been approved.

WHERE DO WE PARK?
Tons of parking will be available, but we encourage as many people to carpool as possible.

WHERE DO WE MEET?
On the South Plaza on the south side of the State Capitol Building.

WHAT IS THE ROUTE OF THE MARCH?
The march will begin on the South Plaza courtyard, travel west on 21st, south on Lincoln Blvd, east on 18th, back north on Lincoln, west on 21st back to the south plaza courtyard.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE?
Weather appears to be sunny and in the low 60s. Please check the weather before leaving for the March and dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes!

WILL THERE BE SHIRTS OR OTHER MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT?
We will have buttons, t-shirts, and pre-made handheld signs available for purchase at the event.

You can still order from Zazzle and bonfire. Bonfire items will NOT arrive prior to the event. You may still order some items from Zazzle and receive before the march with rushed shipping.

http://www.zazzle.com/womens_march_on_ok
https://www.bonfire.com/womens-march-on-oklahoma/

ARE THERE GUIDELINES FOR SIGNS?
Please, no profanity or other vulgar language on signs. We will have young adults and children present and would like everyone to be respectful and mindful of this. You can visit these locations for inspiration and ideas: https://www.facebook.com/WomensMarchesAroundTheWorld/
https://drive.google.com/…/fol…/0Bz2AApx-IiLmR0ZCSEhkUWgwWUk

IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD BRING?
Please consider only taking necessities i.e. cellphone, money, and other personal belongings. Feel free to bring water bottles or snacks. Backpacks will be easiest to carry your items.

HOW CAN I DONATE TO THE MARCH?
You can visit Eventbrite and make a donation as you register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-on-oklahoma-ticke…

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR OTHER FURBABY?
No. As much as we love animals, only service animals will be allowed at the event.

CAN I DONATE WATER AND/OR SNACKS?
We are taking water and snack donations and will have these available for free, while supplies last.

WILL THERE BE FOOD TRUCKS?
We are working on getting a number of food trucks for the event and will update as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
If you have additional questions please email the organizers: womensmarchokc@gmail.com

MARCH AGREEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZERS:
All sister marches and the march on D.C. are asking everyone to read and adhere to this march agreement. Please read and take to heart as we move forward.

We will use no 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 we will use the Women’s March primarily to express our support for women’s rights and human rights in our communities and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.

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

HOW TO ATTEND

There is no charge to attend the OKC Sister March, but please register through one of these sites:

 

HOW TO HELP

Donations: We need your help to raise the funds needed to make our march a reality. Please consider a gift of $10-$20, or whatever you can. Change starts with us. You can make a donation as you register for the event.

Volunteer: Please complete and submit the volunteer form.

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