Frequently Asked Questions
Location: Halifax Mall
Adjacent to the Legislative Building, 16 W Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 9AM - 1PM
9AM-10AM Live music
10AM-12PM Speakers, Performers, and Special Guest appearances
12PM-12:30PM live music
Has anything changed as a result of the recent snowfall?
Our plans haven't changed, since the rally is a rain-or-shine event. If anything, the recent snowfall has only made us more excited to attend the rally; we're looking forward to enjoying the opportunity to stretch our legs after being stuck inside this week! We expect road conditions to normalize and temperatures to rise by Saturday
Is this event a march or a rally?
This event is a rally, not a march. Pledging to defend and support communities under attack, the rally will fire up a diverse crowd with prominent speakers representing issues that impact women, including voter suppression, sexual assault, domestic violence, access to affordable quality healthcare, immigrant rights, Islamophobia, LGBTQ rights, public education and more
Is this event for women only?
No! All of our allies are welcome and should get involved, use their voices, and their votes to promote women’s rights, civil rights, and democracy
Can I bring my kids?
Children are welcome! It is a good idea to talk with your children about a safety plan if they get lost. Also, for young children, consider writing your phone number on their forearm or pinning it to the inside of their jacket. We will have a child-geared chalk activity and poster making stations available. However, as with other rallies, ultimately, you are the best judge of what is right and safe for your child
What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes (the grassy areas may be soggy and wet), layered clothing for the Carolina weather, and sunscreen (even in January)
What should I bring?
In general, as little as possible. The essentials: water, snacks, sunscreen, wallet, phone, medication. You are encouraged to bring signs and banners (bring extra!), remaining respectful of the fact that this is a family-friendly event
How should I get there? Where should I park?
Although we are not coordinating carpools or buses, we encourage interested people to reach out to others in their local area about options.
Public Transportation: To find your route, check here: https://www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksTransit/Articles/BusRoutes.html The R-Line is a free circulator bus that loops downtown Raleigh, and passes the Women's Rally on Raleigh. Check it out here: http://www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksTransit/Articles/DowntownCirculator.html
Cars: There are several parking decks and lots nearby or a short walk away. Green Square Parking Deck120 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (900 spaces); NC Museum/ Government Center Parking,100 E. Jones St, Raleigh , NC 27601 (243 spaces); Alexander Square Parking Deck, 120 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC (726 spaces). Map here, bottom of our homepage. For a comprehensive map of parking lots in downtown Raleigh, look here http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking.
Please prepare for the possibility that you may have to walk several blocks to get to Halifax Mall from parking locations
What accommodations are available for people with disabilities?
We are working to best accommodate those with disabilities. At this time, while we have a designated area for wheelchair seating and we will have a limited number of seats reserved for those who need them. If you would like to reserve a seat, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org We will also be providing sign language interpretation
Will there be food available?
Several fabulous food trucks will be selling sustenance to #FeedTheResistance. They include Cousins Maine Lobster, Curry In A Hurry, Getting Sauced in The City, HotChix Hotcakes and Chicken, and Rebus Eats
Are there bathrooms? Is there a map of the Women's Rally on Raleigh grounds?
Yes - port-a-johns, and yes- click here for a printable PDF