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Women’s March SLO 2019 – Truth to Power
January 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
8am – 12pm – Call to Action Alley, Mitchell Park
9am-10am – Rally, Mitchell Park
10am – March, Downtown SLO
11am – Music, Mitchell Park
***Please help us cover the cost of the march by donating to https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MzI2MDM=***
WHY WE MARCH
On January 19, 2019, we will march along with millions of women and allies in our continuous fight for women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and for a positive and just future for all people.
“When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.” Adrienne Rich
For far too long our truth didn’t matter. We won’t be silenced, shamed, ignored or erased any longer. We march to speak truth to power, and to create space where speaking the truth is possible. In 2017 we started with the largest single day demonstration our nation has ever seen, in 2019 we bring our #TruthToPower and commit to the long-term success of our movement.
**Leola Dublin Macmillan
Are all genders invited?
YES. This is about women and allies speaking our truth to those in power and bringing our truth when we are in power. All genders play an important role in creating the change we want to see.
Should I/How do I donate money?
YES. Keep reading!
– Please make a donation here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MzI2MDM=
– Please send checks to Women’s March SLO c/o SocialGoodFund, POB 5473, Richmond, CA 94805
– This event is free to attend but costs close to $30,000 to produce. Most of this costs goes to safety personnel, permitting, insurance and road closures.
– WMSLO is a volunteer run organization. WMSLO does not receive any funding from Women’s March National (DC Chapter).
– We rely solely on donations from our community to cover the many costs associated with a mass rally and march, and to ensure it is safe and accessible to everyone in our community.
Are donations tax deductible?
YES. Women’s March SLO is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 under SocialGoodFund. Donations are 100% tax deductible. The EIN is 46-1323531
Should I RSVP?
YES. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly for things like bathrooms, chairs for those that need them, water, volunteers, march length and more.
Do you need volunteers?
YES! Please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/DCdjAwM
Will you have merchandise? YES!
We are excited to announce a brand new WMSLO fundraising campaign – the official Truth To Power merchandise with Bonfire! This campaign runs from 12/10 – 12/31, online only! In order for the items to be printed, we need a minimum order of 11 on T-shirts and 19 on hats. Please know that your credit card will NOT be charged until enough items are ordered for the printing to begin. Only after the campaign ends on 12/30, ALL items will be printed and shipped, with a guaranteed delivery prior to 1/19/2019. Happy shopping!
To order T-shirts (selection of styles and colors) go to – https://www.bonfire.com/truth-to-power-wmslo/
To order hats (please note logo color will be red and white) go to https://www.bonfire.com/wmslo-hat/
Will the march be accessible for people with disabilities?
We are fortunate to have Katie Voice (back again this year) for sign language interpretation. 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?
– Your own reusable water bottle
– Comfortable walking shoes
– Signs that bring your truth to those in power
What should my sign say?
This rally and march is free and open to the public. Your signs are your personal expression of bringing #TruthToPower. WMSLO does ask that signs not target any one person. That is because we follow the Kingian Principles of Non-Violence. Principle 3 states: “Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil. The nonviolent approach helps one analyze the fundamental conditions, policies and practices of the conflict rather than reacting to one’s opponents or their personalities.” Therefor we respectfully ask that signs address your truth and what you want to say either to those in power, or the truth you bring to your position of power.
I want people to notice my sign! Do you have suggestions?
We have noticed that signs that get the most visibility state creatively and positively what you want.
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/
Why not just march in the streets – it’s our right, right?
Women’s March SLO focuses on creating a safe space for all people regardless of age, race, religion, ability level, gender, or immigration status. We want each person to have the space to engage in #TruthtoPower without fear of reprisal or arrest. We have had success working with the City of SLO to create this safe space. Part of doing so is participating as partners in the share of cost. Please donate here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MzI2MDM=
How do I get updates or get in touch?