Denver's third women's march will take off from Civic Center Park at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 19. But first, speakers and performers will be appearing on the main stage of the Civic Center amphitheater during a pre-march rally.
Regan Byrd of the Womxn’s March Denver Leadership Team will emcee those appearances from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; the march will be followed by more speakers, and Gloria Neal, the new director of Public Affairs for the Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock, will do the hosting honors from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Womxn’s March Denver had issued a call for speaker submissions on December 11. “The Womxn’s March Denver Leadership Team selection process reflected this year’s theme of Listen, Unite, Act to uplift and amplify the voices of womxn and those who have been marginalized and oppressed,” explains team member Angela Astle. “We are delighted to announce all of these talented individuals."
The artists and speakers (and their organizations) slated for the 2019 Womxn's March Denver:
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Adri Norris/Center for Colorado Women's History
Ana Temu/American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
Ashley Panelli/9to5 Colorado
Cara Cruickshank/Cafe de la Culture
Bella Diva Dance
Denver Women's Chorus
Katy Hamilton/Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
Megan Parocha & Maralee Mclean/Moms Fight Back
Nga Vuong-Sandoval and Eyni Ali/Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau
Nic Aquino-Roithmayr/Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Nicole Portee, Chair, Denver Women’s Commission & monologue written by Cate Wiley/Athena Project
Pasha Ripley/RLRI and SWOP Denver
Sarah Snead Hornbuckle of The Hornbuckles & Michelle Liberti of The Argument
Sethe Tucker/A Girl Named Sethe
Tosha Jorden (TJ)/SPAN
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All of the speakers and performers will address the theme of "Listen. Unite. Act." Although some, like Lisa Calderón, a candidate for Denver mayor, are running for office, there will be no campaign speeches, according to the leadership team.
Some of the speakers and artists appearing January 19 will also be at the January 14 fundraiser. Tickets for that event are $10 in advance and $20 at the door; proceeds will cover expenses for Womxn's March Denver, a Colorado-based nonprofit.
The first women's march, on January 21, 2017, brought more than 150,000 people together in the streets of downtown Denver to march in solidarity for social justice, human rights and equality for women and all marginalized people across the U.S. That mission continues with the Womxn's March Denver.
Find out more at womxnsmarchdenver.org.