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One Year Later: Women’s March on Philadelphia Returns for 2018 Anniversary Event
“We Resist. We Persist. We Rise.” to Serve as the Theme on Jan. 20

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 3, 2018 — One year after the historic Women’s March on Philadelphia, event organizers from Philly Women Rally announced the nonprofit group will host an anniversary march on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.—3 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year’s event theme – “We Resist. We Persist. We Rise.” – will focus on telling the stories of ordinary women doing amazing things in the fight for women’s rights.

Attendees are asked to gather at Logan Square before marching at 11 a.m. toward Eakins Oval, where a rally will follow showcasing speakers and performers who embody the spirit of resisting, persisting and rising.

“The Women’s March on Philadelphia 2017 drew record crowds to the Parkway, and was estimated to total more than 50,000 people,” said Philly Women Rally and Women’s March on Philadelphia founder Emily Cooper Morse. “Many of those people who attended last year expressed interest in an anniversary March, so we decided to use the 2018 event as a platform to spotlight the amazing women, and those who identify as women, in our community, in an effort to continue the momentum of the past year. From the #MeToo movement, to the first transgender elected official, this has been a powerful year for women, but it’s important that we also shed light on the progress that is still needed, specifically among the most marginalized communities of our city and nation.”

While there is no cost to attend the Women’s March on Philadelphia, marchers are asked to register on the official Eventbrite site, free of charge, so that organizers can track attendance projections and communicate important event information to attendees.

In addition to speakers and volunteers, March organizers are also in search of sponsors and donations to help fund the logistical elements of hosting this large-scale event, including items such as staging, sound equipment and seating for attendees with disabilities. Donations can be made online via DonorBox.

The Women’s March on Philadelphia is being organized by Philly Women Rally, a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advocating for women's rights and political involvement in Greater Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.phillywomenrally.com.

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