Raleigh March Details
Date: JANUARY 21st, 2017
10:00 AM - Gathering at starting point
10:30 AM - March steps off
11:30 AM - Rally
Meet at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of Marriott Hotel
There will be a lot of people at this event. If you are planning to meet up with a group, it is recommended that you agree on a meet-up location prior to Saturday. There will be many friendly volunteers, security, etc. but please take responsibility for keeping your group together.
* WMOR would like to offer a friendly reminder to all participants of the march and of the rally, that the event is encouraging a family friendly environment, welcoming persons of all ages and backgrounds. Please, keep that in mind as you prepare your posters, shirts, and other visual aids, and be mindful to the sensitivities and comfort of others.
1. Is it for women only?
No! All of our allies are welcome and should get involved, use their voices, and their vote to promote women’s rights, civil rights, and a true democracy.
2. Are children invited?*
Yes, and at the rally, there will be a sidewalk chalk art activity geared toward youth.
3. Will there be food available?
We have several organizations participating in the rally at Moore Square who are offering coffee or hot chocolate. Local restaurants are open for business and Living Kitchen, at 555 Fayetteville Street adjacent to City Plaza in downtown Raleigh will serve complimentary coffee to anyone participating in the March Saturday morning.
4. Will transportation be provided?
The march planning committee is not coordinating transportation from locations across NC. We encourage people to reach out to others in their local area about carpooling and bus rental as they see fit.
5. Do I have to attend both the march and the rally?
No, but you are welcome and encouraged to attend both!
6. Where should I park?
Buses: We have identified an area for buses to park at the North Carolina Theater. We are posting a question about who will be arriving by bus on our March Facebook page so that we can anticipate if additional parking will be needed.
Cars: There are two parking decks that we will recommend. The first option is City Center Deck (1000 spaces). The address to this deck is 429 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC and it can be accessed from S. Wilmington Street, E Cabarrus Street and S Blount Street. The second parking option is Wilmington Station Deck located at 115 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC which is accessible from S Wilmington Street and S Blount Street. For a comprehensive list of parking lots in downtown Raleigh, please visit http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking
7. What accommodations are available for people with special needs?
Participants who cannot walk in the march will meet at 11:00am in Moore Square at the corner of Hargett & Blount St., across from Marbles Museum (see graphic below). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat for those who cannot stand during the rally at Moore Square. Participants who need ASL interpreters should report to the stage by 11:00am. Please contact Ashley Elrod for questions about accessibility: email@example.com
8. What hashtags should I use?
Our Twitter handle is WomensMarchNC and our hashtags are #NoisyMajority and #WomenMobilizeNC
9. What is the march color?
The march color is turquoise, if you would like to coordinate (Purple is the color for North Carolinians who are going to the DC march).
10. Are bathroom facilities available?
Porta-potties will be set up at Moore Square
11. Are posters, signs and banners allowed?
Yes, posters, signs and banners are allowed. The Women’s March on Raleigh is giving away handmade and printed posters and turquoise sashes, while supplies last, at City Plaza before the march begins at 10:30. If you are making your own signs, we suggest "We are the #NoisyMajority," " 'Women Are Powerful and Dangerous' - Audre Lorde," and "#WomenMobilizeNC." Of course you are also welcome to be creative, keeping in mind people's sensitives and remaining respectful of the fact that this is a family-friendly event. Please do not bring signs attached to sticks or stakes.