Women United March 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
Women United March, January 25, 2020, First Ward Park
Charlotte Women’s Movement &
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.– Queen City Metropolitan Chapter
Q: I pre-ordered a Women United March 2020 T-Shirt. Where can I pick it up?
Pre-ordered T shirts will be available at a table near the Google Fiber building in First Ward Park starting at 10 AM. There will be a limited number for sale for $20 each, cash only.
Q: What is the history of the name Women United March?
A: Beginning in 2019, Charlotte Women’s Movement (formerly Charlotte Women’s March) partnered with The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (QCMC) to co-sponsor the newly named Women United March. If there’s one thing we’ve learned locally in the past three years, it is this: women are stronger when we stand united. On Jan. 25, 2020, women of different races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, and socioeconomic status will come together in First Ward Park to address issues facing women and to demand change. While there are disparities in equality that exist right here in our own community, by standing united we can empower women – all women – to bring about transformative change to overcome injustices. QCMC is a dynamic group of professional women with on-going programs that transform the lives of Black women and girls in our community. In addition to QCMC and CWM, almost two dozen other diversity partners help us gain a variety of viewpoints, inputs and lenses and will be available as community tables in First Ward Park to offer education and alternative views to attendees at Women United March. So now you see how our name says it all: Women United March for equality!
Q: Do you have a CWM printable Mission Statement I can download for my organization?
A: Yes, click here.
Q: Why is the Women United March on January 25, 2020, instead of January 18, 2020 like the rest of the country:
A: Charlotte has a strong tradition of celebrating with a parade down Tryon Street on the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend. In 2020 this will occur on January 18, and as have many North Carolina marches we chose to move our gathering to the following weekend.
Q: Where do I register to attend, volunteer or become a sponsor for the Women United March?
Q: What about public parking or public transportation?
Q: What’s the event schedule and March route?
A: Event begins at 11:00 a.m. at Uptown’s First Ward Park with a speakers’ forum featuring an outstanding roster of women until 12:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE MARCH ROUTE WILL CHANGE THIS YEAR due to construction. We will march – with banners and signs held high – along Uptown sidewalks via N. Tryon Street to 9th Street, returning to First Ward Park via Brevard Street by 1:30 p.m. Festivities continue with music and community partners until 3 p.m. And promises to be an inspiring and transformative day that YOU can make it be. Our event will be held, rain or shine. Continue to visit the womenunitedmarch.org website for updated information. Click here for maps of the march route: MARCH 2020 and MARCH SPANISH
Q: Why do you need cash donations? How can I donate?
A: While we are grateful for many in-kind donations and volunteer hours, we also need cash to provide an optimal experience for all attendees such as Parks and Recreation Department rental fees, security, stage and sound, and portable facilities. Donate to our GoFundMe campaign by clicking here and thanks in advance for doing so.
And now, a question for YOU:
Q: Are you a professional or amateur photographer who would you like to volunteer your skills for photography for videography for Women United March 2020?
If your answers is, “yes”, find information here about who to contact, and the types of photos needed. We would love to share your photos in support of our message to #UseYourPower. All volunteer photographers will be credited.
We look forward to marching TOGETHER on January 25th!
In the meantime, please follow the Women United March on social media. We’re just getting started with our social presence, so please share with your friends!
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