As hundreds of thousands of women & men head to Washington DC for the nationwide Women’s March on Washington, many others plan to attend “sister marches” in their states. Alabama’s march is in Birmingham on Saturday 1/21.
Here are the details from the Women’s March – Alabama Facebook event page:
Birmingham Sister March: Women’s March on Washington – January 21st
WHERE: Kelly Ingram Park: 5th Avenue N & 16th Street, Birmingham,
WHEN: Rally begins at 2PM CST!
Weather sources suggest thunder storms will move through the city and clear by noon. Therefore, weather should not be a significant problem and we are proceeding as planned. 2pm at Kelly Ingram Park.
FREE event to stand for women’s rights. No Tickets required.
ALL are welcome! Everyone can join us as we march to declare that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.
We will start with a gathering at the park to hear speakers and to join in song.
Local organizations will be set-up to provide information on how you can stay involved.
Tentative Speakers List:
Kirsten Bryant, Outreach Director, GASP Birmingham
Judith Zambrano, Leader, Somos Tuscaloosa (part of Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice)
Ebony Washington, state coordinator of the Women’s March on Washington
Khaula Hadeed, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations -AL
Bernard Simelton, President, Alabama NAACP
Ana Valeriano, Lead Organizer, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA)
Patricia Todd, State Representative, Alabama House of Representatives
Where to park http://www.bhamparking.com/parking-locator/
Need a ride or can offer a ride? https://erideshare.com/marchpool.html
You can sign up here to let us know you are coming. Signing up is not necessary, but helps us plan for the event and helps us contact you about future opportunities to get involved https://actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-alabama-in-birmingham
Several Left in Alabama contributors are headed to Washington for the march (me included), and we’ll be posting updates and photos on the LIA Facebook page and Twitter. We’ll have more comprehensive reports when we get home and get rested.
Other LIA community members will be in Birmingham, so we’ll have reports and photos from that march as well.