Join us in Downtown L.A. in:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Pershing Square to City Hall
The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.
We stand together in solidarity 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.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.
Help spread the word!
Please download our flyer to print and distribute to help raise awareness for our cause.
Getting to Women’s March LA:
We highly recommend using public transportation/ ride sharing services for transportation to the march, as there will be high congestion and street closures in the Downtown LA area!
Ride the Red Line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street). For alternate routes, visit MTA.
Drive the 110 Freeway toward Downtown Los Angeles and exit 6th Street.
Union Station is the closest to Pershing Square; it is 2.5 miles in distance. Please be aware that street closures may increase difficulty in getting to Pershing Square via car/ ride share service, so please allow yourself extra time.
Chartered buses, please contact [email protected]
Parking under Pershing Square will be available all day; many public lots in the surrounding areas will also be open to the public and charge anywhere from $10-$30.
Code of Conduct & FAQ:
Women’s March LA is meant to be a safe space for all of those attending and participating. Please be courteous, respectful to everyone, and keep the following in mind:
- No alcohol
- No weapons of any kind
- No dogs or pets (service animals only, please)
- Be mindful of all attendees, this event is open to everyone and is inclusive to anyone who would like to participate.
Do I need a ticket to attend?
No. All the marches should be free and public. If someone asks you to buy a ticket, don’t do it! We do have an Eventbrite page, but we are using this to spread the word, it is not necessary to register!
Is this event rain or shine?
Yes! We will be marching either way, no matter what mother nature decides to do!
Are backpacks allowed?
Yes. But please be aware that you must be responsible for all your belongings throughout the day.
Will you be releasing the march route?
We have been working diligently with LAPD to ensure a safe event for all. To err on the side of caution, we will not be releasing an exact map, but please know that we will be starting at Pershing Square and marching to City Hall. The march is roughly 1 mile from Pershing Square to City Hall, then back to Pershing Square, for a total of about 2 miles.
What about speakers for the day?
Speakers will begin at 9am at Pershing Square, up until we begin marching at 10am. Once we arrive at City Hall, we will have more speakers, and the day will be filled with words from great voices, community leaders, and politicians alike. Vendor booths from local organizations will be on-site, along with food trucks.
Are restrooms and water available?
Yes, we will have both along the march route, as well as at the starting and finishing points.
Women’s March Los Angeles is committed to the inclusion of the disability community. WMLA worked with the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) to improve accessibility and create a more positive experience for disabled marchers.
- Accessible drop-off/pick-up points at both stages. Pershing Square drop-off: Hill St between 5th & 6th; City Hall drop-off 1st & Spring
- Accessible porta-potties are available along the march route and the stages.
- EMT tents will be available with water and emergency medical support.
- Two ADA tents will be available with WCIL volunteer peer counselors, snacks, and mylar blankets.
- All stages feature reserved space for disabled marchers and seating is available upon request from any volunteer.
- ASL interpreters will be available at all stages throughout the program.
- All stages will have open captions.
- The dog park at Pershing Square will serve as a “service animal relief area.”
Can I bring my own signs? Can they be on sticks?
Yes, you may bring your own signs and they may have sticks, but they need to adhere to the guidelines outlined here:
What is the status with permits?
We have obtained all necessary permits for this event in Los Angeles, and have been working in conjunction with the LAPD and City of LA to make this a peaceful event for all. This is the official Women’s March of Los Angeles.
What about safety and security?
We are taking health and safety very seriously. There will be measures in place for this.
Is it just for women only? What about my kids?
No. The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. We welcome those of all ages, as this day is about unity, celebration of human rights, self respect and dignity.
How do I donate money?
Is anyone coordinating travel to DC?
If it’s hard for you to get to DC, consider attending a local march. We are not fundraising at this time to sponsor travel to DC for individuals.
Is this a protest, march, or rally?
This is not a protest. The Women’s March is a celebration of human rights. In some cases, there will be a march and rally, but it depends on the event and what organizers have planned.
I’m organizing a bus for my group to attend the march- how do we coordinate pick/up drop off?
Please contact us directly so we can work with you to coordinate the arrival/ departure of your transportation.
Email [email protected] with the following info: Group Name, # of Busses, Total# in Group, and Contact Name and Phone Number.
Schedule of Events*
Bus arrivals: 6am-8am
Sign Making: 9am-10am
Speakers/ March Kick off: 9am-10am
March begins: 10am
|6th & Hill/ Kick Off|
|Congresswoman Nanette Barragan||8:20-8:25|
|Vox Femina Los Angeles||8:25-8:32|
|Secretary Alex Padilla||8:39-8:44|
|Councilmember David Ryu||8:45-8:50|
|Sylvie Shain, Candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 13||8:51-8:56|
|Paula Kahn (CODE PINK)||9:00-9:04|
|Abbe Land (Former head of Trevor project, Planned Parenthood board)||9:04-9:08|
|Jerilyn Stapleton (CA NOW)||9:08-9:12|
|Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz||9:12-9:16|
|Yolie Flores (LAUSD – Congressional Candidate)||9:16-9:20|
|Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin||9:20-9:25|
|Hillary Selvin (NCJW – LA)||9:25-9:30|
|Kathy Spillar (Feminist Majority)||9:30-9:35|
|Laura Jimenez (California Latinas for Reproductive Justice)||9:35-9:40|
|Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis||9:40-9:45|
|California Assemblymember Christina Garcia||9:45-9:50|
|California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon||9:50-9:54|
|Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa||9:54-9:58|
|Moment of Silence to Correspond with DC||9:59|
|City Hall/ Rally|
|Mayor Eric Garcetti||11:00-11:04|
|City of Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin||11:03-11:04|
|Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn||11:05-11:09|
|Jan Robinson Flint (Black Women for Wellness)||11:10-11:14|
|West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister||11:15-11:19|
|Maria Louisa Roman (Transgender activist)||11:20-11:23|
|West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath||11:25-11:29|
|Soraya Deen (Muslim community)||11:30-11:33|
|Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez||11:34-11:38|
|California Senator Holly Mitchell||11:39-11:42|
|California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson||11:43-11:47|
|Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon||11:48-11:52|
|Maria Elena Durazo (General Vice-president for UNITE HERE)||11:53-11:56|
|Sue Dunlap (Planned Parenthood)||11:56-12:00|
|Congresswoman Judy Chu||12:01-12:05|
Women’s March LA, a non-profit 501c3 organization
Phone: (310) 200-0124
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Women’s March Co-Chairs
Emiliana is an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, CA, with a passion for giving back to the community. Along with being an award winning event producer, Emi devotes much of her time to advocacy programs for women’s rights, Latino education, and gender equality. As a stellar community organizer, Emiliana brings her 10+ plus years of event experience to Women’s March LA. LGBT initiatives, youth mentorship programs, and gender equality movements are all causes close to her heart and are a priority in both her personal and professional lives. In 2016, Emiliana founded the Women’s March LA Foundation, a non-profit organization, and is the driving force behind the official Women’s March in Los Angeles.
Contact Emi with any logistics/vendor inquiries: [email protected]
Deena Katz is the multi Emmy nominated Co- Executive Producer of “Dancing with the Stars,” TV’s #1 most viewed unscripted show. Deena also currently produces several other shows including “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway”. Deena has worked as a Producer on dozens of high profile television series and specials with high profile talent from all genres, ranging from the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards and the Presidential Inauguration. She has also produced series on the WB, ABC, NBC, HBO, Bravo, CW, Lifetime and CBS, just to name a few.
Contact Deena with any talent/speaking inquiries: [email protected]
LA Committee & Organizers
Tracy is a Los Angeles Realtor who was raised in the Midwest, but has called California home for over 20 years. As mom and a marathon runner, with a passion for obstacle courses races, she believes that pursuing anything worthwhile involves hard work and dedication. Her active lifestyle gives her an energy and vitality that wins people over and gives her the endurance and mindset to see things through to the end. She also applies this winning attitude to her many philanthropic endeavors.
Tracy is a proud member of The New Hollywood, which is a Women’s Goal Group that is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and change-makers. The intention of the group is to inspire everyone to “Rise Higher, Shine Brighter and Give Back!”
Dove Rose is a wholistic life coach and healer. Dove’s life philosophy extends beyond her career and includes far-reaching community involvement. By instilling a deeper awareness and by empowering people’s capacity for healing – of ourselves, of our society and of our planet – Dove wishes to promote compassion, sustainability, and ultimately, a more mindful, peaceful living. These core values underlie Dove’s valuable contribution to Women’s March LA, where she relentlessly champions human rights, inclusivity, patience and love. Her approach is simply, be the change you wish to see in this world.”