Women’s March on Sacramento prepares for thousands, announces rally performance lineup

The Women’s March on Sacramento (www.womensmarchsac.com) is occurring in concert with the National March in Washington, DC, and in cities across the United States and around the world.

The marches will send a bold message to elected officials and the new administration on its first day in office that a broad and bold coalition stands together in unity for women’s rights and human rights. The organizers of the Women’s March on Sacramento are anticipating that 10,000 people will join the march.

On Saturday, January 21 the Women’s March on Sacramento pre-march program will begin at 9:30 am at Southside Park in Sacramento. The march will begin at 10:15 am, travel along 5th Street and up Capitol Mall, ending at the west steps of the State Capitol. The rally will begin at Noon and feature speakers and performances highlighting the diversity of California and inspiring attendees to continue fighting for equality and justice.

"Every day presents a new urgency to resist the directions of the incoming Administration: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, threats to basic civil liberties, denigration of women and minorities," said Jessica Browning, spokesperson and one of the lead organizers of the march. "Every day presents new reasons to march.  The March on Sacramento, and all the Sister marches across the country and the world, are a solid beginning of an imperative to direct action.  The days of passively watching the news 'happen' are gone. We must be the change we want to see."

Speakers & Performers include:
Tracie Stafford, Event Emcee, Survivor Advocate, International Speaker, Former Mrs. California
Shauna Heckert, Executive Director, Women’s Health Specialists of California
Kathy Kneer, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Alejandra Valles, Chief of Staff & Secretary Treasurer, SEIU United Service Workers West
Sheryl Evans Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Emily Bender, Director of Programs, Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Reem Al Olaby, Native Syrian Egyptian, Mother, Research Scientist
Alice Huffman, President, California NAACP
Hon. Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nina G, Stand up Comedian and Motivational Speaker
Michelle Hernandez, PhD., Vice-Chair, Oakland Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Betty Williams, President, Greater Sacramento NAACP
Annie Thurman, Member, Black Student Union, McClatchy High School
Ezra Perez, Member, Brown Issues Club, McClatchy High School
Kennedy Schoennauer, Women’s March on Washington Youth Ambassador
Hon. Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator, California’s 6th Senate District

Holly Singletary’s Girls Dance Troupe
Ghost & the City
The Seshen
Sacramento Taiko Dan
Del Corazón
Sacramento Women's Chorus
Spoken Word by Terry Freeman Moore with Kortney Wright and Zariah Matthews
Spoken Word by Windie Win

For complete event details and latest updates, visit the Women’s March on Sacramento website: www.womensmarchsac.com.

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