Women’s March on Washington – Arizona sister-marches (updated)

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The Arizona Republic today has an updated list of the “sister-marches” in Arizona for the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. 10 Arizona women’s marches planned for day after Trump inauguration:

The Arizona sister-march locations are Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Jerome, Phoenix, Gold Canyon, Tucson, Green Valley, Yuma and Ajo as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Women’s March on Washington’s official website.

At least 5,000 people are expected to attend the Phoenix march, which will be the biggest in the state and recently secured liability insurance, according to Maya Asher, the statewide coordinator. Tucson is expecting about 2,000 people.

“I’ve grown up in Arizona my whole life and there’s always been a slant towards Arizona being conservative and not supportive of things like this, and this experience has changed my perception of that,” said Asher, 31.

“There’s been so much support and encouragement, especially because we aren’t taking an angle of negativity, of being an anti-Trump march.”

Details on all 10 marches

Phoenix

The 1-mile, family-friendly march will be accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Organizers plan to have a small stage and podium for speakers and musicians, and they expect to allow more than a dozen community groups to set up informational tables.

Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Click here for the Facebook event. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

Tucson

A band will play as people gather in Armory Park, and shortly after 10 a.m. the program will begin with speakers including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. About 11:15 a.m., people will march to Joel D. Valdez Library, where speakers will include U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., who is among dozens of lawmakers skipping the inauguration.

Details: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan 21. Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, and Joel D. Valdez Library plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson. Click here for the Facebook event.

Flagstaff

People will march from Flagstaff City Hall to Heritage Square, where speakers will include Mayor Coral Evans and former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, according to the website.

Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Flagstaff City Hall, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff. ArizonaWomensMarch.com/Flagstaff. Click here for the Facebook event.

Prescott

Participants will gather at the Bucky O’Neill Monument in Courthouse Square before marching at 1 p.m.

Details: Noon Saturday, Jan 21. Courthouse Square, 120 S. Cortez St., Prescott. ArizonaWomensMarch.com/Prescott-1. Click here for the Facebook event.

Sedona

The group will march along State Route 89A to “the first traffic light uptown,” according to its Facebook event.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Creative Gateways, 45 Birch Blvd., Sedona. ArizonaWomensMarch.com/Sedona. Click here for the Facebook event.

Jerome

Details: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. The steps across from Paul & Jerrys Saloon, 206 Main St., Jerome. Click here for the Facebook event.

Gold Canyon

Details: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Lot 248 across from the pickleball court in Montesa at Gold Canyon, 7373 U.S. 60, Gold Canyon. Click here to register.

Green Valley

Details: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 21. The intersection of North La Cañada Drive and West Esperanza Boulevard, Green Valley. Click here for the Facebook event.

Ajo

There will be a march along State Route 85 and speakers, food, vendors, music, folklorico dancing and more in Ajo Plaza.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21. Ajo Plaza, 15 Plaza, Ajo. Click here for the Facebook event.

Yuma

Details have yet to be announced for this gathering. Check back for information at actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-yuma-az.

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3 responses to “Women’s March on Washington – Arizona sister-marches (updated)

  1. I really don’t think that people need to resort to protesting and marches. Instead just vote and ensure a great president for your country. Its as simple as that.

  2. it will make the marchers feel good but a month from now will anyone care?

  3. Carolyn Classen

    Thanks for posting updates. There is misinformation out there about Tucson March, which starts at Armory Park (NOT Reid Park). I’ve been trying to update our Calendar with all the marches, but there’s too many in Arizona now. We will march in Tucson with friends.

    Tucson march update (as of 1/14/17 on FB): “Please read this update – and see you next Saturday!
    Women’s March Tucson / Tucson Solidarity Rally
    January 21st
    Where: Armory Park, 221 S 6th Ave AND Joel D. Valdez Library plaza 101 N. Stone Ave. If you cannot attend the whole time, or cannot march, please know you are welcome to join in whatever you choose.
    When: 10:00AM program officially begins at Armory Park. Enjoy music by DeGrazia guitar band while the crowd gathers.
    Registration? None – just show up.
    Rules? Purses and backpacks are fine. Signs on posts are OK too – the City of Tucson just asks that you not stick them in the ground, possibly damaging irrigation systems. Dogs that can handle crowds are fine.
    What if there is bad weather? Bring umbrellas, raincoats, boots…we will march rain or shine. Be prepared, wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
    Safety: This is a peaceful event. Please see the peacekeeping guidelines document.
    Theme of the event: This is a peaceful gathering of our community to show in our numbers that we are FOR preserving our rights, and for protecting those whose rights are threatened. This is not an anti-Trump event.
    Parking: We are developing maps for downtown parking garages and Sun Link streetcar and will publish those soon. Metered parking is free on weekends.
    Shirts: The sale of shirts ended on January 12, and all who ordered them will be able to pick them up at Armory Park at a table near the information table. We regret that additional shirts will not be for sale, and recommend those interested visit http://merch.womensmarch.com/ to order Women’s March on Washington apparel.
    Note: At both locations (Armory Park and library plaza) an accessible area will be available near the stage, accessible porta-potties will be on site and ASL interpreters will interpret the program. Those needing to be close to the ASL interpreters should come to the accessible area.
    Program:
    Shortly after 10:00AM, we will begin with a song by Crystal Stark, followed by speakers including Isabel Garcia (Coalición de Derechos Humanos), Victoria Steele (Tucson chapter of NOW), Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Melissa Garcia (Planned Parenthood) and Kirsten Engel (Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives).
    Around 11:15 – 11:30, the march will begin. Route will be announced shortly. Streets of the march route will be closed to traffic, and the march will pause occasionally to allow Sun Link to run. Along the march route we will have Veterans for Peace and the Peacekeeping Committee, event volunteers and the Tucson Police Department to ensure a safe and peaceful march.
    We will arrive at the library plaza starting around 11:30 – 11:45 until however long it takes for everyone to get there.
    At the library, we will welcome everyone and begin with a song by Katina Murphy and followed by more great speakers, including Lynn Hourani (Islamic Center of Tucson), Richard Elias (Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 5), Bryan Davis (Jewish History Museum and Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force), Congressman Raúl Grijalva, and Regina Romero (Ward 1 Councilor).
    Towards the end of the program, we encourage everyone to connect with organizations that will have tables at the library plaza.
    Please keep checking arizonawomensmarch.com/tucson for further details as well – we will be posting maps and things there in the coming days.
    Please contact us at wmwtucson@gmail.com or solidarity2017tucson@gmail.com with questions.
    Follow us on twitter @womensmarchtucs
    We look forward to seeing you Saturday!”