FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/11/2019
Thousands expected to participate in the Chattanooga Women’s March on January 19th
Chattanooga Women’s March 2019 Public Information Officer
The 2019 Chattanooga Women’s March will be held on January 19th. We’ll gather at Coolidge Park starting at 11:00 am. We’ll have a few speakers starting at 11:30, and then the march will begin at noon. Upon returning to the park, we’ll feature a few more speakers before wrapping up at 3:00. Throughout the event, we’ll have music, tables for local women-run businesses, and food trucks in the area.
Details on our website: http://www.chattanoogawomensmarch.com
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From one of our participants,Stephanie R Lester-Lee,: “I will be marching because I have seen a rollback in women’s rights over the last year. My goal is to stand next to my sisters and raise my voice against what is happening in this country.”
Quote from Reverend Alaina Cobb, the MC for the 2018 March:
I march to remind myself and others that the power to change our world is within our grasp.
I march because someone marched for the rights I have today.
I march because the work of liberation is not done.
I march for my daughters.
I march for my sisters.
I march for me.
We’ve organized the 2019 Chattanooga Women’s March to elevate the voices of marginalized women. This event is an opportunity to come together in nonviolent activism to speak up and begin organizing for things that will address gender inequality in our community.
The Women’s March is part of a long tradition of protest marches organized and participated in by women throughout our nation’s history. Last year’s march grew out of a need to have our voices heard in a time when politics is becoming increasingly partisan and the policy that comes out of that political climate often disregards women’s rights to sovereignty. This year’s march should be a continuation of that effort. Coming out once in the face of injustice is powerful, but continuing to come out, to speak up, to band together, to demand better—that’s when sustained effort can turn into real change.
Get close to the things that keep gender inequity alive, and do your small part to dismantle them. Being vocal about these issues on social media is an important part of activism in the 21st
century, but it’s a single piece of the puzzle. Get involved in events like this one. Bring your friends. Tell people why you march. Get involved in organizing events meant to bring better living and working conditions to women in your area. Run for public office, or work to support women or do. It’s easy to get overwhelmed doing work like this, but in those moments, think of the Suffragette Alice Paul, who said, “I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.” We’re all working on this together.
Contact the Chattanooga Women’s March 2018 Public Information Officer for any additional media inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org