Time Until We Rally
Jan. 20, 2018
12pm-4pm – Call To Action Alley
1pm-3pm – Rally
3pm-4pm – Erin Inglish Band
Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo
HEAR OUR VOTE: VOICES OF RESISTANCE RALLY
On January 20, 2018, we will unite in San Luis Obispo to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. The rally is designed to engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. HEAR OUR VOTE!
The San Luis Obispo rally will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.
The Women’s March SLO is committed to creating transformative social change. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. Our rally speakers will represent voices of resistance. Their advocacy is aligned with our Unity Principles – ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice.
Elmy Bermejo – Keynote Speaker – Women’s rights, workforce development, immigration, disaster relief, small business & voting rights advocate; served in President Obama’s administration for 7 years
Kathleen Marshall – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians member and activist in the revitalization of Native languages
Maria Larios Horton – Director of Migrant Education and immigrant rights advocate
Lisa Graystone – Disability rights advocate
Patricia Gordon – Civil rights and justice system reform advocate
Jay Bettergarcia, Ph.D. – LGBTQIA rights advocate
Natalie Risner – Environmental justice advocate
Pamela Parker, M.D. – Physician and reproductive rights advocate
Allene Villa – Former Union President and workers’ rights advocate
Would you like to help us make the “Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance” Rally a huge success? We need volunteers to help make this historic event possible.
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WHAT TO BRING?
Signage, friends, water bottle, sunscreen, raincoat – depending on weather.
WILL THE RALLY BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
We are fortunate to have Katie Voice (back this year) and Lauren Lippincott for sign language interpretation. Mission Plaza 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.
IS THIS A PROTEST?
This is a Pro Peace, Pro Inclusivity RALLY. We are not marching this year in San Luis Obispo. We respectfully ask that targeting of any one group or person not happen at this rally. This does not mean that we don’t acknowledge these feelings and points of view, but this is not the focus of this particular rally.
* Hear our Vote: Voices of Resistance Logo created by April Elliott (Studio805Design)
With Your Support...We Can. We Have. We Will.