Women's March in DC and Chicago grows as marchers prepare


The Women's March is not just for women


This young participant shares her thoughts with her fellow marchers

"There was a lot of spirit, courage and rage on our bus as we headed for Washington, D.C., Friday," said Adeline Sides, who will be among the tens of thousands expected at the Women's March on Washington Saturday, Jan. 21. 


A chance to get off the bus and stretch!

Counts of registered marchers in the Women's March Chicago has grown so much higher than anticipated that the location for the rally and the route has changed.

The anticipated 10,000 registrations have grown to 50,000. Thus the start location has changed to the  Intersection of Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Once the speakers and performers have completed their segments of the event, the march will begin. 

The route will be down Jackson to the Federal Plaza. Expected to step off at 11:30 a.m., the march is expected to go for two hours. 

Music is to begin at 9:15 with the rally scheduled for 10 a.m. Rally participants* are:

— Ari Afsar, Karen Olivo, & Samantha Marie Ware: From the cast of Hamilton, Performance
— Jaquie Algee: Director of External Relations, SEIU Healthcare of Illinois & Marilyn Katz: Co-Founder of Chicago Women Take Action
— Jean Albright: Master Sergeant (retired) U.S. Air Force
— Eman Hassaballa Aly: Muslim community Activist, TRUST Collective
— Faith Arnold: SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Fight for $15
— Khadine Bennett: American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
— Eloise Diaz Bahrmasel: RISE Movement
— Ann Christophersen & Lynn Mooney: Women & Children First
— Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton: Hadiya Pendleton Foundation
— Rabbi Shoshanah Conover: Temple Sholom of Chicago
— Pat Dowell (3rd), Susan Garza (10th), & Michele Smith (43rd): Alderwomen, City of Chicago
— The Full Court Press Second Line Drummers: Performance
— Kids Off The Block & Diane Latiker: Speaking and Performing
— Eva Lewis, Maxine Aguilar, Maxine Wint, and Yahair Tarr: Youth For Black Lives
— Lights of Zion: Performance
— Tamar Manasseh: Mothers Against Senseless Killings
— Fawzia Mirza: Actor/Producer, Emcee
— Sara Paretsky: Author, Sisters in Crime Creator
— Channyn Lynne Parker: Transgender activist, TransLife Project Manager
— Rahnee Patrick: Independent Living at Access Living
— Aislinn Pulley: Lead Organizer for Black Lives Matter Chicago
— Maria Socorro Pesqueria: President, Mujeres Latinas en Accion
— Tiffany Pryor: Executive Director, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
— Liz Radford, Ann Scholhamer, and Jessica Scheller: Co-Chairs of the Women’s March on Chicago
— Lucy Smith: Performance
— Shani Smith: Lead Marshall of Women’s March on Chicago, Safety Instruction, SEIU Healthcare Illinois
— So Chi Voices: Performance
— Opal Staples: Performance
— Katie Thiede: Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood of Illinois
— Kimberly Wasserman: Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
— Reyna Wences: Organized Communities Against Deportations
— Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson, Esq.: National RainbowPUSH Coalition

*Thanks to Windy City Media for their listing

*Photos by Adeline Sides, a member of Women in Focus Chicago



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