People make their way to the The Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women in the rain, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Photo: Branden Camp
Photo: Branden Camp

Guide to today’s Atlanta women’s march 

WEATHER UPDATE:

Due to the severe weather, organizers of Atlanta’s Women’s March for Social Justice and Women have opted to delay the start of the march by 30 minutes.

»RELATED: Flooding reported in metro Atlanta

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, thousands of people across the country, including Atlantans, are gathering for the Women’s March on Washington

Looking to attend the one in Atlanta? Here’s what you need to know. 

 »RELATED: Atlanta march one of hundreds planned over concerns about Trump 

What is it?

The Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women is among more than 600 regional and international events planned in conjunction with the massive Women’s March on Washington, all occurring on the same day.

When is it?

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 - the day after Trump’s inauguration.

Where is it?

The 1.7-mile march will begin at the Center for Civil and Human Rights on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard and conclude at the Capitol, where there will be calls to action across a spectrum of social justice issues, including immigration, reproductive freedom, health care, the environment, criminal justice, equity, education, and gay, lesbian and transgender rights. 

»RELATED: Georgians plan sizable contingent in Women’s March on Washington

Who’s speaking?

Among the speakers are former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson; Luma Mufleh, the CEO and coach at Fugees Family; and Staci Fox, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast Inc.

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How many people are expected to attend?

In Atlanta, 10,000 people have committed to march via the march’s Facebook page, while 14,000 more have expressed interest. 

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