Speakers at the 2018 Women's March, By City

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Last year, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, 2.6 million people in 673 cities marched for gender parity; the largest single-day protest in American history. This year's Women's March, which carries the slogans, "Look Back, March Forward" and "Power to the Polls," is nearly as anticipated as 2017's. The 2018 protests, occuring Saturday morning across the country, come after the #MeToo movement took hold and Trump waged war on women, gays, transgender people, and all those subjugated by the patriarchy. Here's what to expect at the nation's biggest marches and information on how to find the event near you. 

 

 

LAS VEGAS
Begins 10 a.m. (local time) at Sam Boyd Stadium

This year, the Las Vegas march will hold special significance. As the site of the country's deadliest mass shooting and a place thatcan deeply influence the Senate in 2018, it will replace Washington, D.C., as the central city of the movement. The organizers have planned a rally rather than a march around their 2018 mission to bring #PowerToThePolls. Here are some of the keynote speakers:

Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood
Marisa Tomei, actress
Alicia Garza, Cofounder of Black Lives Matter
Ashlee Marie Preston, Transgender activist
Rep. Paulette Jordan, U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who accused Trump of telling a gold star family "He knew what he signed up for"
Rep. John Lewis, U.S. House of Representatives
Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino
Anna Galland, Executive director of MoveOn Civic Action
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Civil rights advocate who coined "intersectional feminism"


LOS ANGELES
Begins 9 a.m. at Pershing Square
Many conversations around #MeToo have involved sexual harassment in media and the entertainment industry, so it's no surprise that this city is a hotbed of activism. L.A. speakers include: 

Scarlett Johansson, Actress and Planned Parenthood ambassador
Laverne Cox, Actress and transgender activist
Olivia Munn, Actress who accused Brett Ratner of sexual harrasment 
Olivia Wilde, Actress
Soraya Deen, Founder, Muslim Women Speakers Movement
Sue Dunlap, CEO and president, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Yolie Flores, CEO Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Rep. Cristina Garcia, California State Assembly


NEW YORK
Begins 11 a.m. at Central Park West & 72nd Street

The Big Apple's march is full of events on how women can get involved in social justice, activist art, and register to vote. It will also feature:

Tarana Burke, Founder, #MeToo
Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein accuser and activist
Ronan Farrow, Journalist, The New Yorker
Rep. Ashley Bennett, who beat out a Republican candidate after he mocked the Women's March
Angy Rivera, Immigrant rights activist


CHICAGO
Begins 9 a.m. at Oak Park Bakery

The Women's March on Chicago will feature CEOs, politicians, and silence-breakers. Among them:

K. Sujata, President and CEO of the Chicago Foundation of Women
Suzette Wright, an ex-employee of Ford who spoke out against sexual harassment to The New York Times
Tahera Ahmad, Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement, Northwestern University
Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
Quiana McKenzie, Regional Campaign Finance Advisor, Emily's List
Channyn Lynne Parker, Project Manager, Chicago House's TransLife Project
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives
Chakena Sims, Board of Directors, Chicago Votes
Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen America
K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation of Women
Celina Villanueva, New Americans Democracy Project, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Suzette Wright, former Chicago Ford Assembly Plant employee

 

 

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