Thousands Planning To March On Uptown Charlotte This Weekend


womens-march-on-charlotteSeveral thousand Charlotteans have committed to march around Uptown Charlotte this Saturday in what could be the largest women’s march in our city’s history.

On their Facebook event page alone, there are 2,700 people who said they are going, with another 4,500 maybes. Several thousand more have committed via the group’s Event Bright page and on their website.

This weekend’s march, called the Women’s March on Charlotte, it’s joining with over 200,000 people expected to march in the Women’s March on Washington. Dozens of other cities around the world are also planning their own marches.

According to their website, “The Women’s March on Charlotte is being held in alignment with the Women’s March on Washington, on January 21, 2017. Charlotte is only one of multiple cities across the nation holding local Women’s Marches, sending a clear message to our government that women’s rights are human rights.

The Women’s March on Charlotte welcomes people of all faiths, genders, ethnicities and sexual orientation; we want our voices and our message to be heard in Washington and around the world.”

Even though it’s called the Women’s March on Charlotte, organizers are now saying that at least 1,000 men and children are also expected to participate.

The two-mile march will start in First Ward, and end in Romare Bearden Park this coming Saturday.

What do you think about the march?