Women United March 2020 News

YES! There will be a women’s march in Charlotte in 2020!

The 2020 Women United March will take place in uptown Charlotte on January 25, a joint effort between the Charlotte Women’s Movement (formerly Charlotte Women’s March) and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter.

The theme for this year’s march is: Use Your Power. The groups are encouraging all people to use their power to move the path of history forward, including by using the power of their vote during the 2020 elections.

The march will begin at First Ward Park at 301 E Seventh Street in uptown Charlotte. Starting at 11:00 AM, speakers will give focused, short speeches on how attendees can use their power and make a difference on various issues. Following the speeches, attendees will march through uptown Charlotte.

Speakers include:

  • Rep. Deb Butler, NC House Democratic Whip,  keynote speaker;
  • Rev. Sharon Washington Risher on gun violence;
  • Angelica Garnett on immigration;
  • Brooke Adams on reproductive rights;
  • Alisahah Cole, MD, on healthcare;
  • Mary Ellis Stevens, Krissy Oliver-Mays, and Ollie Ritchey on climate change;
  • Ramona Holloway will emcee;
  • DJ SPK will perform.

This year’s march co-chairs are Atreece Bailey of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter, and Becca Bernstein of Charlotte Women’s Movement.

In a joint statement, Bailey and Bernstein said, “We are excited to galvanize attendees to engage in our country’s democratic process this election year. We embrace the understanding that when we all vote, we can change the world. This year, women and girls will be motivated to use their power and resources as individuals and collectively to move the path of history forward.”

People can RSVP for the march on Eventbrite  and on the event’s Facebook page. Help CWM and QCMC spread the word about Women United March 2020 by sharing on YOUR social media and tagging us:

#WomenUnitedMarch #WomenUnitedMarch2020 #UseYourPower 

For up-to-date information about Women United March-2020, please visit womenunitedmarch.org. To learn more about  co-sponsor, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter and their  vision to see black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist, visit their website here. The mission of NCBW – QCMC is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. 

Women United March 2020 is totally funded by donations and volunteers. If you would like to join our GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the 2020 march click here to help us reach our goal. Photo courtesy of Jon Strayhorn.

Sister Marches across the Carolinas include:

  • Wilmington Women’s March: Sat., January 18, 2020 at 12 pm – 2 pm
    Facebook Event Link
  • Black Mountain Women’s March: Sat., January 18, 2020 at 11 am – 12:30 pm
    Facebook Event Link 
  • Raleigh Women’s March: Sun., January 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm – 3 pm 
    Facebook Event Link 
  • Stanly County Women’s March: Sat., January 11, 2020

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – until, Link here

  • Women’s March 2020 Columbia: Sat., January 18, 2020 at 11 am

    Action Network link.

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