March Blog Posts

Click on the links below to read the corresponding blog post.  They are listed from newest to oldest post.

Why we march
Thank you!!!
Statement from the organizers of the Womxn’s March on Seattle
A call for memories
Senator Patty Murray stands with the Womxn’s March on Seattle
The silent march
Starting location announced
Press release
Starting location update
Hotel deals ending soon
Eventbrite page goes live
Womxn’s March on Seattle website goes live

Why we march

December 29, 2017 – pinned post

It is our goal to provide the resources necessary for people to connect with one another, become accomplices, and work towards equity and social justice in this country.

Thank you!!!

January 29, 2017
The Womxn’s March on Seattle organizers would like to give a huge thank you to:

Judkins Park residents and business owners – for opening their neighborhood to the march

International District residents and business owners – for their warm welcome to the march

Bob Barnes and his crew – for tackling the AV needs of the rally speakers

Sal Ponce and IATSE Local 15 – for all their work on the AV for the rally and soapbox speakers

Yin Yu – for holding us accountable and speaking for those who couldn’t

Alyssa Byer, Nora Menkin, and Anna Hull – for going WAY above and beyond in ensuring the Seattle Center portion of the march went smoothly and safely

Chris Swenson and the OED events team – for proving support in getting the permit issued and for working with Metro to do an incredible job of transporting so many people on the day of the march

Karen Simpson, Lillian Simpson and Martha Peterson – for helping make hats

Ramon Villalovos and his security team – for helping to keep us safe

Liz and Tracey Steig – for the sticky dots

Elizabeth Clark – for office supplies

Medical volunteers – for being on call in the event of a medical need

Ham radio operators – for being on hand for communication needs

Casa Latina – for the use of their space for meetings

Seattle Center and staff – for allowing the march to disperse there, for for all their hours meeting and planning with the organizing team

Têt Festival – for their support in the Vietnamese community

Urban Artworks – for generously providing a space and supplies to the Art and Sign team

The Landing at Tyee – for opening its doors to the organizing team’s meetings

Seattle Children’s Theater – for opening its doors to the organizing team’s meetings, and for copiers

Starbucks – for donating coffee and snacks for volunteers, and for allowing families to use their stores and restrooms along the route

District 751 – for printing those beautiful posters 

Tom Douglas Restaurants – for donating water for participants

Georgetown Brewery – for donating water for participants

Cinerama – for opening their doors to breastfeeding mothers

FreemanXP – for the use of tables, chairs, and stanchions

Theo’s Chocolate – for donating chocolate for volunteers

Statement from the organizers of the Womxn’s March on Seattle

January 24, 2017

To read the post-march statement from the organizers of the Womxn’s March on Seattle, go here.

A call for memories

January 22, 2017

Send to womxnsmarchseattle@gmail.com

Hello all you amazing, incredible, passionate, creative, phenomenal people! We’re all still recovering, resting, and processing the remarkable stories, experiences, and memories from yesterday. The organizers of the march would like to make a request while the memories are still fresh in everyone’s minds.

We are collecting PHOTOS, VIDEOS, and STORIES from the day to put up on here on the website: womxnsmarchseattle.wordpress.com. If you have pictures, video footage, or memories/stories from the day that you would like to share with the world, please email them to: womxnsmarchseattle@gmail.com.

What were your favorite moments? Did you have an amazing conversation with a stranger? Did you march with your children and grandchildren? Did you see an amazing sign or costume? What moved and inspired you? How are you feeling today, after the fact? What actions do you want to take on next? Please share!

In your email, please include how you would like to be credited so that we can acknowledge the source of all these memories and images.

Look for a new page on the website later this week – everyone can share in the memories together.

And now… we sleep

Senator Patty Murray stands with the Womxn’s March on Seattle

January 20, 2017

We are pleased to have the support of US Senator Patty Murray as we march for all marginalized people here locally in Seattle. We hope to see you at the rally before the march where you’ll have the opportunity to turn your passion into action by learning about nearly a hundred social justice organizations doing meaningful work in the greater Puget Sound and how you can get involved! We thank Senator Murray for her support #SeaYouAtTheMarch

The mission of the Womxn’s March on Seattle is to provide the resources necessary for people to connect with one another, become accomplices, and work towards equity and social justice in this country.

The organizers of the Womxn’s March on Seattle recognize that this march is a continuation of the work marginalized groups have been fighting for decades, and that this march will also serve as a catalyst for people to get more involved with those communities.

The silent march

January 14, 2017

Silence

We ask, “What will effect change?”

The answer, “Silence.”

When a multitude of voices speak, no one is heard. People stop listening. They mistake competing voices for divisiveness. But with silence, we send a unified message.*

We are a varied and diverse group. Each of us marches with our unique intention, personal fears, and deeply felt anger. If we all speak at once, observers will only hear noise; they will not hear the message. They will hear only angst; they will not hear the issues. In silence, we cannot be dismissed as an angry mob, hysterical and illogical. In silence, we will focus our message. Silence compels attention.

The purpose of this march is to channel anger, fear, and desire into action. To funnel our collective energy into supporting, donating to, and volunteering with organizations that have a unified voice.

Yes, we are angry. Yes, we are scared. Yes, we want to enact change. That change does not come from screaming in the streets. It comes through making connections with individuals and organizations that are doing this work, and doing it well. The purpose of this march is to channel anger, fear, and desire into action. To funnel our collective energy into supporting, donating to, and volunteering with organizations that have a unified voice.

During the Womxn’s March on Seattle, our numbers will speak volumes. Our silence will be deafening.

The organizers respectfully request** that participants be silent until your group has passed the last speaker along the route. Then raise your collective voices and chant, sing, and shout all the way to Seattle Center.

For more information on march logistics, please go here.  To read more from the organizers about the silent march, please go here.

*Silent Marches have a long history as effective expressions of non-violent protest. One momentous Silent March was organized by the NAACP in 1917 to protest anti-black violence. In a reflective interview about the event, the President of the NAACP from 2008-2013, Benjamin Todd Jealous, explained:  “When tens of thousands of people march and chant, the focus is on the chant. When tens of thousands of people march and are silent, the focus is on the people. We wanted to make sure that the solemnness, the seriousness of the occasion, came through.”

** Silence is a request, and is by no means a requirement.  This is a free speech event, and participants are constitutionally allowed to say whatever they like.  Please join us.

Starting location announced

January 12, 2017

The starting location for the Womxn’s March on Seattle has been finalized!  The march will begin at Judkins Park, Seattle, WA.  Click here to learn more.

Press release

January 12, 2017

Womxn’s March Seattle press release now available!

Click here to read the press release in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

Starting location update

January 9, 2017

Greetings from the organizers of The Womxn’s March on Seattle. We are listening to you.

The Womxn’s March on Seattle will take place on January 21, 2017. It will start at 10:00am and end at Seattle Center. We will march.

Many people have been rightfully wondering what the starting point of the march is and why we have yet to release this information. We are truly sorry for the delay and for causing confusion and frustration.

Shortly after official planning began, we started negotiations with the City of Seattle, Seattle Police Department, and other important civic and local groups. Throughout this process, we have tried to remain mindful and conscientious of the many people who will be involved in and impacted by this march.

We are organizing a momentous event. Because our march will start with a rally and feature speakers along the route, we need a stage, power, and audio visual equipment. For the comfort and safety of our attendees, we are also providing facilities, first aid, security and more. Our starting point needs to accommodate all these important factors…AND hold more than 50,000 people.

At this point, we have identified two options for starting places. They are within one mile of each other. Regardless of which option is chosen, we will follow the same route from either starting point and end at Seattle Center. Both routes are approximately 2-3 miles. We will have meetings with the City early this week to determine which of these locations will become the official starting place for this historic, inspiring event.

The minute we know, we will announce the starting point HERE on the website, Facebook, on our website, and to the press. We will do everything humanly possible to alert our dedicated, amazing participants to the rally point. We anxiously await, along with all of you, a consensus decision from the city of Seattle, SPD, and other local groups.

Thank you all and #SeaYouAtTheMarch

Hotel deals ending soon

January 3, 2017

The organizing team has brokered discounts with several local hotels for those coming to the march from out of town.  Many of these deals end this Friday, January 6, 2017.  Click here to reserve your hotel room now!  #SeaYouAtTheMarch

Eventbrite page goes live

January 2, 2017

The Womxn’s March on Seattle now has an Eventbrite page!

Q: Why is there an Eventbrite page when there’s already a Facebook event?
A: Getting a headcount of marchers helps organizers prepare adequately and keep everyone safe. The Facebook event has helped up to a point, but there are two gaps:

1) A lot of march supporters aren’t on Facebook. Eventbrite gives non-Facebookers a way to say they’re coming.
2) Several large groups want to come. Eventbrite allows a group-leader to register up to 100 people at a time, which can’t be done with Facebook.

Q: What should I do with the link?
A: If you have already indicated you’re “going” on Facebook, you DO NOT need to register on Evenbrite.
If you want to invite people who aren’t on Facebook, share the Eventbrite link!
If you are bringing/want to invite a group and want to register for a lot of people at once, use/share the Eventbrite link!

Thank you all for your support and #SeaYouAtTheMarch

Womxn’s March on Seattle Website goes live!

December 16, 2016

Hello and welcome to the official website for the Womxn’s March on Seattle!  You can also check out our Facebook event.

Take a look around to learn about the mission, the organizers, and march logistics.  You can get involved by volunteering, representing an organization, and donating.  If you have any questions, check out our FAQs.

Thank you for your support!  Let’s go change the world…