Last year, an estimated 60,000 people took part in a women’s march in downtown Atlanta while millions more took part in similar events nationwide. On Saturday events are planned around the country to mark the first anniversary of the marches.
In Atlanta, a “full day of peaceful protest events” is planned, according to the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice.
Here are the events planned:
Women’s March Atlanta
A march in downtown Atlanta is planned from 11:30AM to 1PM. The 1.75 mile march is said to part of the national “Resistance Saturday.” It happens at Woodruff Park around the Government Mile Loop:
Participants are being encouraged to “spend a day riding the rails in peaceful protest.” They’re asked to make signs, wear buttons, “chant, sing, meet and greet fellow travelers.” This event is planned from 11AM to 4PM.
Power to the Polls
Numerous speakers are planned at this event, which is happening at The Bakery at 825 Warner Street SW from noon until 4 p.m. Speakers scheduled to take part include Congressman John Lewis, Women’s March national leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams, Congressman Hank Johnson and Planned Parenthood Southwest CEO Staci Fox.
11Alive will have live streaming coverage of the events. If it’s like last year, there’ll likely be a lot of chatter on social media about the events.
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