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Engage for Equity – 6th Annual WMSLO Event
March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
*Note: In response to the invasion of Ukraine, the Engage for Equity rally will include a call for solidarity, and a portion of funds raised will go to People in Need, an organization that has been actively involved in helping Ukrainian people since 2014.
When people come together with hope, unity and a plan, nothing is impossible! On March 5, 2022, let’s rally for equity and celebrate the 5th anniversary of our work! Join us in Mitchell park for a family friendly event with speakers, performers, DJ, community leaders, and local nonprofit organizations!
How can you engage to make this world a more equitable and just place to be? What steps can you take in your own community? Come hear from people who are actively engaged in making a difference. Let’s mobilize, get involved, and stay involved in 2022 and beyond!
Wendy Lucas, yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe member
Erica A. Stewart, San Luis Obispo Mayor
Eve Barajas, Paso Robles High School Equality Club President
Serrina Ruggles, GALA Pride and Diversity Center
Dian Sousa, Poet and Activist
Jackie Beatty and Gracie Edler, Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Yessenia Echevarria, Paso People’s Action
and music by DJ Felly Fell!
The Call to Action Alley will be back! Check out who is coming!
Plus – Baguette About It food truck will be there with their amazing artisan sandwiches!
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY WITH SUBSESSIONS!
Women’s March SLO is honored to partner with SubSessions for an official Engage for Equity after party! Join on March 5, from 5pm-10pm at Bliss Lounge patio.
We aim to empower the everflowing, vibrant shapes of femininity. We recognize that femmes have been historically pushed to the sidelines and femme creators, especially those of color, erased from history. This evening will be a showcase of local creators including Drag Queens, DJ’s, Speakers, Live Painters, and Flow Artists.
We believe that music and art is a powerful medium that transcends the rigid forms of the status quo. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in the conversation through art by adding to the collaborative art piece, viewing the art gallery or peering over the shoulder of a live painter. Let’s build a community that empowers each other to listen and participate.
Join us in celebrating all shapes, sounds and expressions of femme
This free event welcomes all people of all ages. Any donations will go to the featured femme creators.
ARE WE MARCHING?
The March 5th Engage for Equity event is a rally only. We look forward to getting our community back together at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo!
WHO IS INVITED?
WMSLO welcomes any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes in our mission of building a women-friendly world through education, advocacy and action. All people who believe in a positive and just future are invited to join.
SHOULD I RSVP?
Absolutely yes. It helps us to plan accordingly for things like bathrooms, chairs for those that need them, water, volunteers, merchandise, and more. RSVP here.
WILL THE RALLY BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Mitchell Park is ADA accessible, and we will have a limited number of chairs for those that need them. Please make sure to check the weather and plan for your needs. Let us know if there’s something we’ve missed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Signage, friends, your own reusable water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, raincoat – depending on weather.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Dogs must be kept on leashes at all times. Please be considerate of others, including the dog(s).
WILL YOU HAVE MERCHANDISE?
Yes! We will have t-shirts, tank tops, and stickers with different graphics and logos. Please bring cash if you’d like to make a donation.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?
Yes! We are looking for volunteers – you can sign up at https://bit.ly/32ED57L
CAN I DONATE?
Yes! This event is free to attend but costs money to produce. You can donate online. Or you can write a check to SocialGoodFund (our fiscal sponsor) with WMSLO in the memo line. Send the check to Women’s March SLO c/o SocialGoodFund, POB 5473, Richmond, CA 94805. Your donations are tax deductible. WMSLO is a fiscally sponsored 501c3. The EIN # is 46-1323531
WHAT ARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND MISSION OF WMSLO?
WMSLO follows the Kingian Principles of Non-Violence. Click here: https://womensmarchslo.com/non-violence/. The WMSLO Mission Statement is found here: https://womensmarchslo.com/mission-statement/
You can park in SLO City Parking structures – 842 Palm, 919 Palm and 871 Marsh. Please see the SLO City Parking Guide for more information! You can also ride your bike – Bike SLO County bike valet will be there to take care of your bicycle!