Women’s March on Tulsa slated for Jan. 19

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/14/2019 12:00 PM
TULSA – Hundreds of women, girls and people who support them will converge on Jan. 19 in downtown Tulsa for the third annual Women's March on Tulsa to rally for positive change.

According to a press release, along with sustained engagement in intersectional women’s rights, the march will also promote human rights, racial justice, social and environmental justice, worker’s rights, pay equity, reproductive rights, immigration reform, child care, incarceration rates, gun control, LGBTQ+ rights and health care for all.

The event will also push for voter registration and encourage citizen engagement and activism as a lifelong habit. “Get Involved, Ignite Unity” is the theme, and the event is open to “all ages and stages,” the release states.

It also states that a new feature of this year’s march will be the role of female ambassadors. Ambassadors pledge to bring 15 to 25 people to the march under a cause that is important to them. They will march with their group holding up a sign spelling out their issue. There will be an opportunity to follow up and sign up with them at the activist fair at the end of the march. Anyone interested in becoming an ambassador can find information on the event Facebook page at: Tulsa Women’s March Continues.

The Tulsa Women’s March begins with an 11 a.m. rally with speakers at Guthrie Green at 111 E. Reconciliation Way, followed by a march to John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park for additional speakers and then on to Living Arts of Tulsa. The march will end at 1p.m. at Living Arts of Tulsa at 307 E. Reconciliation Way, where an indoor fair will feature approximately three dozen nonprofit groups, female-led business groups, vendors and progressive grassroots organizations that support women and girls.

March participants will have the opportunity to engage with those organizations and learn how to become more deeply involved in causes they care about, in order to bring about meaningful, positive change.

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