ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Ladies, put on your coats and lace up those boots. The third annual St. Louis Women’s March will go on, as planned, on Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m., despite forecast for snow later in the day.

 

March programming will begin at 10 a.m. in the Aloe Plaza, across from Union Station.  The March will depart promptly at 10:30 a.m. The final route will take marchers down Market Street to the plaza at Tucker and Market and conclude with speakers and an Action Fair where participants can network and find outreach opportunities with local non-profits and community organizations. Organizers are trying to make the march as comfortable as possible by offering hot refreshments, warming stations, ponchos and securing other amenities to help attendees brave the cold. 

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The 2019 event theme is ACTION. That is what organizers are asking women to do; take action and show up, despite weather,  to create immediate change in St. Louis . “If the unhoused population can deal with the cold and snow daily, we can do it for a few hours- we’re women! There is too much important work to do here, to skip the event due to a few flurries.” Says planning committee member Nadida Amatullah-Matin. Organizers are asking attendees to take caution and allow additional time to get to and from the event and to check MoDot’s website for updates on changes in MetroLink and Metro Bus schedules. 

 

This year’s presenting partners Indivisible, YWCA, League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood, The Women’s Foundation and St. Louis Junior League will also be in attendance and are encouraging their followers to join them in marching for action in St. Louis. After months of preparation, the planning committee is excited to move forward with the event rain, shine or snow and ask for your help in creating monumental attendance for the St. Louis March. 

 

St. Louis Women’s March is an independent Missouri registered non-profit and is not affiliated with any other sister marches. It is their mission to dismantle systems of oppression through local action and to build inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect. The event is planned and staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by local donations.

 

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