Peoria Women’s March 2019 this Saturday

PEORIA — A coalition of groups will be holding the annual Peoria Women’s March on Saturday, March 9. From the Facebook event:
We will honor International Women’s Day (the day before our event, with a proud history of 110 years) and the month of March as Women’s History Month. But most of all, we will honor the women of our central Illinois communities, our state, our nation and the world. Peoria’s third annual Women’s March event will bring together speakers, issues, music, and inspiration to sustain us in moving forward to support the rights of women and to fight for the empowerment of women everywhere. “This is a local march, organized by a coalition of women and allies across the central Illinois region.

Peoria’s 2019 Women’s March rescheduled for March

PEORIA — The annual Women’s March, planned for this weekend, has been rescheduled because of expected severe winter weather. From the Facebook event:
PLEASE NOTE! RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. New Date: March 9, 2019
Time and place remain the same. We will honor International Women’s Day (the day before our event, with a proud history of 110 years) and the month of March as Women’s History Month.

Illinois mobilizes for Women’s March on Washington at inauguration

CHICAGO – Part of a nationwide groundswell that originated the day after the presidential elections, women and men from across the state of Illinois are preparing to join the national Women’s March on Washington Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. the day after the inauguration of the next president of the United States. Illinois organizers Mrinalini Chakraborty, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, Amber Hummel, Julie List, Amanda Jane Long, and Amanda Drenth, have been coordinating the promotion and logistics needed to make sure those Illinoisans who want to attend the march in D.C., are able to. They are coordinating buses throughout the state that marchers can buy individual seats on (through the RallyBus platform), as well as organizing efforts for sponsored buses for those marchers in need of financial assistance. “We realize that our rights are severely threatened and hard-earned progress in civil rights for women, people of color, immigrants, religious minorities, the disabled, the LGBTQIA community, and many other vulnerable groups, is in danger of being erased.