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.
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.
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.
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.
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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