SATURDAY, January 20th, 2018
3 – 5 pm
Old Orange County Courthouse – 104 East King Street, Hillsborough
River Park Farmers Market Pavilion – East Margaret Lane
JOIN your friends and neighbors for an ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of our SISTER MARCH to the National “Women’s March on Washington” held in 2017.
As articulated by the organizers of the national march: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
During the historic nationwide gathering of women and their supporters in 2017, the spirit of advocacy and activism was truly rekindled.
This year’s event proclaims that we should not simply MARCH on this occasion, but instead capture the momentum and turn it into ACTION. The latter is essential to harness our collective power — for the benefit of our local communities, our families, and our nation.
Further, we would like to acknowledge the diversity of our community and welcome people of every gender/gender identity to participate.
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS: Ally J with Foster Wiley & Friends, Mysti Mayhem Trio, Taz Halloween and Friends, Boogie Hollar Drum Maniacs, and Emily Musolino !!
Emcee: Christina C. Benson
Rev. Patty Hanneman
Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough
Pat Clayton – President of the Northern Orange County
Teresa Sexton-Bunner -Literacy for Secondary Education
Nicole Peterson Duarte
Historian, Mother and Latina
Delaney Dryfoos -Journalist
Latarndra Strong- Hate Free Schools Coalition
Cordelia Heaney, Jane Kelly-Sommers
Representing the Compass Center, Chapel Hill – domestic violence crisis service, empowering individuals with education, career, and legal resources.
**We encourage you to bring along a POSTERS OR SIGNS with your own messages!***
MORE LOGISTICAL DETAILS:
> Located on the lawn of the Old Orange County Courthouse and the River Park Farmer’s Market Pavilion.
> Parking available in public lots on East Margaret Ln. and South Cameron St. and at the Eno River parking deck (Nash and Kollack St.)
> Public restrooms available behind the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough Visitor’s Center (a block of the courthouse at the corner of East Margaret Ln and South Cameron St.)
> PLEASE BRING SIGNS!! We will be taking photos and videos to share with the NATIONAL march organizers and area media
******IMPORTANT LEGAL DISCLAIMER********
Participation in this event is entirely VOLUNTARY and each participant assumes any and all risks to their person or property. The many different persons contributing to planning this “2018 Hillsborough March Into Action” anniversary celebration of the Women’s March of Washington (WMW) are volunteers acting in their individual capacities and not on behalf of any organization or event, and none of them are being compensated in any manner for their time and dedication to participating in the event planning process. This event is entirely a grassroots movement that is fluid and has many moving parts. Information is shared and disseminated as quickly as possible by individuals simply seeking to share ideas and inspiration. THUS THERE IS NO WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED as to how this fluid event will unfold, and nothing in the information provided is intended to create any type of contractual relationship. The individuals involved in planning are merely acting to facilitate communication, and they cannot control or predict the actions of any other persons who may attend or participate in this event.
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