1 . 20 . 2018

2nd Annual Sister March

The time has come to march again, grow our movement and continue the change we started.  Will you be a part of the change? Last year we marched and lifted up our voices letting the nation know, Womens’ rights are human rights!  Since then, we have built a movement, called, wrote letters all to protect women’s rights on so many levels.


Register to stay updated on the OC Womens March and you’ll also learn how to March to the Polls!

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About the 2018 OC Women’s March:

In 2017, over 20,000 people marched in peaceful unity to have the new administration recognize that women’s rights are human rights.

This March ignited a movement that united women on many issues that affected healthcare, banned and divided our families, threatened a women’s right to work, excluded our identities, and has reached another peak with the #MeToo campaign.

It is the intent of the OC Women’s March Coalition to continue the tradition of holding the OC Women’s March to continue to raise awareness of issues that impact women in our community.

In addition to women taking the lead in issue activism, it is the coalition’s intent to create a space to encourage women in leadership and bolster voter participation, to show that women are marching and we vote!

 

Please do not bring:

  • Backpacks/large bags
  • Signs on Sticks (no lumber or PVC)
  • Vehicles (no cars, wagons, motorcycles, bicycles, roller skates etc. only pedestrians on march route or rally. ADA compliant mobility scooters and wheelchairs are allowed for people with disabilities)

Special Considerations:

  • ASL Interpreter
  • Designated area for people with disabilities
  • ADA Compliant Restrooms
  • Water for all marchers

Date: January 20, 2018
Time:
9AM – 1PM

Program begins at 9:00AM followed by march and rally

Starting Point:
Cross Streets: Flower & Civic Center in Downtown Santa Ana  

FAQ

Code of Conduct

The OC Women’s March is to be a peaceful, family-friendly event. This is NOT a protest and therefore no hate speech or inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. Be mindful of all attendees. This is event is open to everyone and inclusive of all who would like to participate. We want to ensure all participating groups have a positive experience.

  • No alcohol
  • No weapons
  • No threatening, aggressive behavior or language
  • No dogs or pets (service animals only please)

We will use no violence (physical, written, or verbal) towards any person.

We will not destroy or damage property.

We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.

We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.

We are non-partisan, and will use the Women’s March primarily to express our support for women’s rights and human rights in our communities and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.

We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.

Are you accepting/soliciting vendors?

We will not be seeking vendors at this event.

Will groups/organizations be allowed to table?

No, there will not be any tabling allowed at any time during the march or rally.

Who is organizing the event?

The Orange County Women’s March Coalition is a group of organizations that have come together to plan and host this year’s march:

  • American Muslim Women’s Organization
  • Arab American Civic Council
  • CAIR-LA
  • Canyon Democrats Club Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods
  • Indivisible OC 39
  • Indivisible OC 46
  • Indivisible OC 48
  • LGBTQ Center of OC
  • National Women’s Political Caucus of Orange County
  • National Women’s Political Caucus-OC
  • North Orange County Democratic Club
  • OC Bar Foundation
  • OC Equality Coalition
  • Orange County Employees Association
  • Orange County Women’s Health Project
  • Organizing for Action
  • Pantsuit Nation OC
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Progressive Interfaith Alliance
  • Represent-OC
  • The Franck Firm
  • Together We Will OC
  • Unite Here Local 11
  • WAVE
  • Women For: Orange County
  • Women’s Journey Foundation

Will the route be posted?

We will only be sharing the starting point, since the route is subject to change. The starting point will be in Downtown Santa Ana at Flower and Civic Center.  See you there!

Will there be restrooms at the event?

Yes! There will be enough restroom facilities and toilet paper for all..

Is this a protest?

No. This is a non-partisan, peaceful, family-friendly march and rally that aims to unite the many diverse communities in Orange County.

There are many social issues that our community is upset about so this is an opportunity for us to come together. Our voices are louder when united.

It’s all about sending a powerful message to Washington that we will not rest until women and marginalized groups have parity and equity.

Is there a cost?

This event is free to the public

Can I bring my family?

Yes, this is a peaceful, family-friendly event.

Do we need tickets to attend the event?

We are encouraging all participants to register on Eventbrite to help us obtain an accurate head count (as possible) for planning purposes. CLICK HERE to register.

Can I bring my car/float?

No. Only pedestrians are allowed on the march route.

Will there be amplified sound?

Yes, thanks to our sponsor Video Resources Inc., they will be providing professional grade sound system for all to hear!

Can men march?

Yes! The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

Men, women, and children are all welcome!

This is a free, family-friendly, non-partisan march. Please be sure to read our Code of Conduct.

Can I bring my pets?

No pets please, but service animals are welcome.

How can I volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the google form here.

If you have any questions, please email ocwomensmarch@gmail.com

How can my organization get involved

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a volunteer or partner, please email complete the google form here. If you have any questions, please email ocwomensmarch@gmail.com

Permit Status & Security

We are currently in the process of obtaining permits.

The coalition is working with law enforcement and security to ensure a safe event.

Where can I park?

Parking locations will be listed after January 1st, 2018

SPONSORS

  • Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino County
  • Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino County
  • Unite Here 11!
  • Cisneros Foundation
  • Andrea Bird
  • Sara Jacobs
  • Dave Min
  • Lee Fink
  • Lucy Santana
  • Nazly Restrepo
  • Carina Franck-Pantone
  • Alfredo Amezcua
  • Claudia Perez Figueroa
  • Zeke Herenandez
  • Beckie Gomez
  • OCEA
  • Next Gen
  • DPOC
  • Women In Leadership
  • Video Resources Inc
  • Laguna Woods Dem Club
  • Barbara Nelson
  • Classic Party Rentals
  • Chapter One