Greetings from the organizers of The Womxn’s March on Seattle. We are listening to you.
The Womxn’s March on Seattle will take place on January 21, 2017. It will start at 10:00am and end at Seattle Center. We will march.
Many people have been rightfully wondering what the starting point of the march is and why we have yet to release this information. We are truly sorry for the delay and for causing confusion and frustration.
Shortly after official planning began, we started negotiations with the City of Seattle, Seattle Police Department, and other important civic and local groups. Throughout this process, we have tried to remain mindful and conscientious of the many people who will be involved in and impacted by this march.
We are organizing a momentous event. Because our march will start with a rally and feature speakers along the route, we need a stage, power, and audio visual equipment. For the comfort and safety of our attendees, we are also providing facilities, first aid, security and more. Our starting point needs to accommodate all these important factors…AND hold more than 50,000 people.
At this point, we have identified two options for starting places. They are within one mile of each other. Regardless of which option is chosen, we will follow the same route from either starting point and end at Seattle Center. Both routes are approximately 2-3 miles. We will have meetings with the City early this week to determine which of these locations will become the official starting place for this historic, inspiring event.
The minute we know, we will announce the starting point HERE on the website, Facebook, on our website, and to the press. We will do everything humanly possible to alert our dedicated, amazing participants to the rally point. We anxiously await, along with all of you, a consensus decision from the city of Seattle, SPD, and other local groups.
Thank you all and #SeaYouAtTheMarch