Women United March
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11a – 3p, First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte
In an effort to learn, grow, change minds and eliminate discriminatory behaviors in our community, CWM and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (NCBW-QCMC) have worked over the past year to create a joint march for justice and equality on January 26th, aptly-named the Women United March. Almost two dozen other diversity partners also helped us gain a variety of viewpoints, inputs and lenses during our planning to create a broader, more inclusive family-friendly and non-partisan march that promises to be welcoming, enlightening, and inspiring.
A special salute to WUM’s tireless Steering Committee Co-Chair Autumn Watson (CWM) and Renee Hill, Co-Chair from the NCBW-QCMC.
From Co-Chair Renee Hill, “It’s truly been a team effort. Our joint steering committee has been amazing. We’ve enjoyed getting to know each other as individuals and as two different organizations. We’re all better because of what we’ve learned along the way, and look forward leveraging our common strengths to make Charlotte a better place.”
As Co-Chair Autumn Watson added, “We learned that by standing united and fearless, we can empower women – all women – to bring about courageous, transformative changes to overcome injustices and inequalities. And that’s what this march is all about, learning more about the problems women face and coming together to change the status quo.”
The event’s activities begin sharply at 11:00 a.m. at First Ward Park in Uptown. Headliners for the day’s program include co-keynote speakers NC Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls and Rabbi Judith Schindler. Additionally, community and organization leaders take the stage to share their stories of survival and success.
“This is going to be a tremendous opportunity for the audience to learn more about the issues and hear compelling speakers that our committee worked hard to identify and reach,” said Speaker Committee Chair Mickie Hall.
To see list of speakers for Women United March 2019 click here.
After the speakers, the March begins at 12:30 p.m. and follows a route on city sidewalks, including along Tryon Street to the Square and back to First Ward Park. Music, vendors and other activities will continue at the park until the event officially ends at 3:00 p.m.
As CWM immediate past-president and WUM steering committee member Jan Anderson reflected, “This march is meant to emphasize the importance of women of every race, creed, sexual orientation and culture by uniting with the NCBW-QCMC as co-sponsors and others. We will not stop marching until there is equality for all.”
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter
Charlotte Women’s March
Pre-orders for WUM long sleeve T-Shirts has now ended. A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the March.
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