To Charlotte Women’s March MLK Parade Participants
Saturday, January 13th, Uptown Charlotte
MANY CWM members will be marching as a group in the MLK Parade; we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. The rain will be gone and the temperatures will be mid-40s! There are more than 110 groups walking in this year’s parade, so it will be a GREAT day for Charlotte. Woo hoo!
Here’s what you need to know:
Wear anything you like, but consider that green is our CWM color, great walking shoes are a must and pink hats are always in style!
Arrive by 9:15 a.m. – parade organizers request that everyone be uptown no later than 9:15 a.m.
Our meeting location is on Phifer St., between N. Tryon and N. College, in the parking lot of the Hal Marshall Center. Map attached.
Our group number is 72, and we line up in the YELLOW section – look for YELLOW flags.
The parade starts at 10 a.m.
The route travels straight down Tryon St, beginning at Tryon and 9th and ending at Tryon and Stonewall.
Our best guess is that we’ll “step off” around 10:45 a.m. and you’ll be done by 11:30 a.m. Things could move more quickly than that, but that’s our best guess.
A few rules and regs:
~ stay out of the street until you’re directed by parade monitors to move onto N. Tryon
~ do not toss anything to the crowd along the parade route
~ do not bring pets
Parking will be a challenge, and side streets around the parade line-up area will be closed. Riding the Lynx line into town to the 7th St. Station is undoubtedly the easiest way to go. From there, you just walk a few blocks north on College St and you’re there. You can also take a bus; the transportation center is on 5th, a block east of College St. If you want to drive, street parking will be free, and remember, you’ll end up on S. Tryon St, so parking on the south end of downtown isn’t a bad strategy. You can see more parking options (expect to pay) by clicking on this link.
If you have questions, email Kathryn Mahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 704.641.2346
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.