Women United March 2019 Speakers

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We are pleased to announce the following schedule of events and speakers for the Women United March,  January 26, 2019:

Headliners include renowned co-keynote speakers Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Anita Earlsand Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace & Social Justice Rabbi Judith Schindler.

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Justice Anita Earls and Rabbi Judith Schindler

The day’s events kick off in First Ward Park (301 E. 7th Street) at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome from representatives of Women United March co-sponsoring organizations:

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Renee Hill
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Laura Meier

Laura Meier, Co-President of the Charlotte Women’s March, and Renee Hill, board member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter.


Taking the stage as Emcees for the event are Andrea “Angie C.” Chandler, Manager of Educational Initiatives and Public Programs at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Gina Esquivel, self-described “Costarican Southern” and the Principal of Civic Canvas, a bilingual boutique consulting firm.

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“Angie C” Chandler and Gina Esquivel, Emcees, WUM

Scheduled speakers for the program are:

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Julie Eiselt


Julie Eiselt, Mayor Pro-Tem

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin as one of four children.  She attended public schools… (click for full bio).


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Stefania Arteaga

Stefania Arteaga, Co-Founder, Comunidad Colectiva

Stefania Arteaga migrated from San Salvador, El Salvador to the States at the age of 7. As an immigrant, Stefania was compelled to advocate for immigrant rights due to the struggles she and her family faced as newcomers… (click for full bio)


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Cat Bao Le



Cat Bao Le, Director, Southeast Asian Coalition

Cat Bao Le has been organizing in North Carolina for the last 8 years. Raised in North London and California… (click for full bio).


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Susan Harden


 Susan Harden, County Commissioner

Susan B. Harden, County Commissioner for District 5 of Mecklenburg, is not a politician.  She’s an educator, a doer and a dedicated public servant… (click for full bio).


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Hannah Hasan



Hannah Hasan, Poet, Co-Creator EpochTribe

As a passionate spoken word poet, a talented storyteller, and a skilled master class facilitator, Hannah is a career artist and… (click for full bio).


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Myka Johnson


Myka Johnson, Core Organizer, Charlotte Uprising

Myka T Johnson is a community organizer and radical abolitionist from Charlotte, N.C. Myka is one of the core organizers of Charlotte Uprising… (click for full bio).


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Rebby Kern


Rebby Kern, Dir of School Outreach, Time Out Youth

Rebby works directly with students, school personnel, administrators and district-level administrators to provide youth leadership programs… (click for full bio).


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Dr. Gina Navarrete


Dr. Gina Navarrete, Co-President, Charlotte Women’s March

Dr. Gina Navarrete is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is the current Co-President of the Charlotte Women’s March… (click for full bio).


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Pamela Pearson


Pamela Pearson, Attorney, Chair-Board of PPSAT

Pam is an attorney and political activist living in the Charlotte, NC area.  She is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic… (click for full bio).


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Rev. Sharon Washington Risher

Reverend Sharon Washington Risher, Activist, Author

Reverend Sharon Washington Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015… (click for full bio).


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Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD


Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD, Chair, Healthcare Justice-NC

Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe worked as a family physician for the underserved for Carolinas HealthCare System for 34 years before retiring in 2015… (click for full bio).


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Missy Uribe


Misty Uribe, Survivor Fellow, Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Misty Uribe and her family became survivors of gun violence when her son witnessed his friend shoot another friend in the face with an unsecured rifle…. (click for full bio).


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Ash Williams


Ash Williams, NC Organizer, SisterSong

Ash Williams is a trans non-binary femme from Fayetteville, NC. As a Black Lives Matter organizer, Ash has educated the NC community… (click for full bio)



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Women United March Co-Sponsors: Charlotte Womens March and National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter.

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More than a march… it’s a movement.

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5 thoughts on “Women United March 2019 Speakers”

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  3. March on Women United March and all the supporters of Women. I am sorry I can’t be there with you this year( NC Democratic SEC business). Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will be marching with our banner and many of our members! Good luck and much success for thousands of marchers to be present!

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  5. I am Rev. Sarah M. Ellis, and enjoyed the March today. When people come out for a March, we should not be grounded with so many speakers, and that was the cry out being heard from the attendees. 4 speakers would have been a plenty, because, as a Minister, after speaking for 15 to 17 minutes, if you have not gotten your point across, you have lost your audience. People were not paying any attention to the speakers, because of the noise of talking. After Congresswoman Adams spoke it was over. Next year please stick with the time, and start on time. We did not come to stay all day. The March should have stated at 12n. I am speaking for several groups of people that’s complaining about the time and too may speakers. I am looking forward to the the next March. Rev. Ellis. Thanks.

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