The 2018 Women’s March for Michigan Details
Info for this year's Women's March in Lansing (Sunday, Janaury 21st). 20,000 are expected to attend this year's event. Here are some details. #PowerToThePolls
When and where?
When: The 2018 Women's March for Michigan will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.
Where: Michigan State Capitol, 110 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing.
The event is free, but an RSVP is requested so that organizers can anticipate the number of participants. To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-michigan-anniversary-2018-tickets-40861975268. Donations are accepted.
Featured speakers include: Nicole Denson, social justice activist; Jeynce Poindexter, transgender victims advocate for Equality Michigan; LaShawn Erby, co-chapter lead and co-founding member for Black Lives Matter Lansing; and Emily Durbin, Michigan chapter leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
"Like a lot of people, I was traumatized by the Sandy Hook (Elementary School) tragedy. It really stopped me in my tracks," Durbin said, adding that gun violence disproportionately affects women, African Americans and other minorities.
Mayor Andy Schor announced Wednesday that Lansing City Hall's lobby area will be available as a warming center during the march.
How to go: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lansing City Hall lobby area (first floor), 124 W. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.
Practical Political Consulting will open its offices Sunday morning for a sign making party and warming station. Poster boards and sign making materials will be provided, as well as complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts and bagels.
How to go: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Practical Political Consulting, 920 N. Washington Ave. in Lansing. Free parking is available behind the office and on North Washington Avenue.
There could be scattered snow showers and light rain Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 40s and maybe the 50s depending on how far north the system moves, according to Jared Maples, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids.
All on-street parking meters are free on Sundays and city-owned parking ramps will be open for a cash only flat fee.
For more information about the march, go to womensmarchmichigan.org.