2019 Boston Women’s March

Once again, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with women, femmes, and allies across the country and around the world. Produced by March Forward Massachusetts, the 2019 Boston Women’s March is led by a Steering Committee of leaders from many communities.

DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2019, Boston Common
TIME: 10:00am–2:00pm
PROGRAM: 11:00am–12:30pm
MARCH: 12:30pm–2:00pm
GATHER: 2:00pm–3:00pm on Boston Common for community building

STATEMENT OF VALUES AND INTENTION

On January 19, 2019, women, femmes, and allies will once again gather on Boston Common to re-energize, re-invigorate, and recommit to the work and vision that was launched at the original Boston Women’s March for America in 2017.

The 2019 Boston Women’s March: Until All Voices Are Heard is a labor of love, creating space for all people who share our values of fairness, inclusivity, and dignity. We are locally focused and intentionally led by a diverse Steering Committee of women leaders who raise the bar on what radical inclusivity can look like and produce. We are committed to an intersectional feminist framework and believe our best solutions to systemic problems are led by the communities who are most directly impacted.

Thus, the 2019 Boston Women’s March works to center and uplift the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts. We march to bring focus and energy to that work. We march for human rights, civil rights, religious freedom, racial justice, economic justice, reproductive justice, climate justice, and workers’ rights to form a union. We march to show our solidarity and shared vision with those who are working every day to create a better world that is more fair and inclusive, and predicated on the dignity of all people. There is no room in our movement or in the world we seek to create for hate speech or bigotry of any kind. We specifically denounce racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, gender discrimination, and their unique intersections with all forms of institutionalized oppression.

We believe that Massachusetts can be a model for the world to demonstrate the possibility of radical inclusion. We helped launch a movement in 2017 that inspired new candidates, empowered new campaigns, and ignited local women to create change in their own communities. Since the original Women’s Marches, we elected unprecedented numbers of diverse women to local and federal elected office, we watched the birth and growth of countless new organizations and campaigns for justice, and we have supported each other as we grow into activism.

When women, femmes, and allies connect for common cause and collaborate across social categorizations, there is no limit to what we can achieve. Our country remains deeply fractured, and too many levers of power remain in the hands of those with an agenda to further marginalize and divide us. We return to the site of the original Boston Women’s March to renew our focus, improve our message, and refocus on the work of creating a better world. We will not quit, and we will not be silent. We march forward, until all voices are heard.

Show Your Support

Get your official 2019 Boston Women’s March merchandise. Proceeds will support March Forward Massachusetts, the permanent organization born from the 2017 Boston Women’s March, and the producer of the 2019 Boston Women’s March, working to support a more inclusive movement.

Show Your Support

Get your official 2019 Boston Women’s March merchandise. Proceeds will support March Forward Massachusetts, the permanent organization born from the 2017 Boston Women’s March, and the producer of the 2019 Boston Women’s March, working to support a more inclusive movement.

Show Your Support

Get your official 2019 Boston Women’s March merchandise. Proceeds will support March Forward Massachusetts, the permanent organization born from the 2017 Boston Women’s March, and the producer of the 2019 Boston Women’s March, working to support a more inclusive movement.

Event Speakers

Isabella Brooke, YW Boston Youth Leadership Initiative

Mehreen Butt, Wakefield, MA Town Councilor

Yael Deckelbaum, International recording artist

Monica Cannon-Grant, Founder and Director, Violence in Boston

Miranda Graves, YW Boston Youth Leadership Initiative

Rebecca Hart Holder, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

Kelley Huber, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Sharon King, Boston Center for Independent Living

Ikraam Mohamud, YW Boston Youth Leadership Initiative

Yvette Modestin, Poet, Founder and Director, Encuentro Diaspora Afro

Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Centro Presente

Mahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New England

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Debra Robbin, Executive Director, Jane Doe, Inc.

Carol Rose,  Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts

Cindy Rowe, Executive Director, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action Impact

Holly Ryan, LGBT Liaison at the City of Newton Mayor’s Office 

Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP-Boston

The Women of the Massachusetts’ 2018 Elections 

Jordan Thornton, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center

Kristin Turgeon, Women’s Fight Back Network

Gladys Vega, Executive Director, The Chelsea Collaborative

Vocal Opposition Protest Choir

 

 

 

                  

Accessibility

March Forward Massachusetts and our partners on the Steering Committee are dedicated to ensuring that the 2019 Boston Women’s March is accessible to all–no matter physical ability, language, or past experience. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us at [email protected].  

Mobility

The March will begin with a rally on Boston Common, at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets, and will continue with a march through Boston city streets. Both the rally and the march will be accessible. If you are coming to the march via THE RIDE or need drop-off/pick up accommodations, there will be an accessible drop-off/pick up location at the corner of Charles Street and Beacon Street. This location will be clearly marked and volunteers will be available for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: This drop off area is intended only for people who need ease of access. All other vehicles will be asked to move.

Ramps will be placed on curbs without curb cuts to help individuals using wheelchairs access the Common from various angles and volunteers will be available to offer assistance.  

During the rally before the march, rows of folding chairs can be accessed by the front of the stage for individuals who are unable to stand for extended periods of time. There will also be space in this area for individuals with wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Multiple accessible restroom units will be provided. Their location, along with all accessible access points, can be found on the event map.

 

Transportation

We are providing these links as a convenience for event attendees. Including the links on this web site does not express or imply any endorsement of any third party products or services.

  • All of the closest MBTA stops to the rally and march are handicap accessible. For accessibility information for public transportation, click here.
  • For City of Boston Transportation Accessibility information, click here.
  • Manual and Motor Wheelchair Rentals

https://www.scootaround.com/mobility-rentals

http://www.boston-medical-supply.com/rentals/mobility-scooter-rental.html

  • For a list of Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Boston, click here.

Language

Access to real-time Spanish interpretation will be available through a conference call. The number will be available on the day of the march, and it is suggested that individuals bring earphones for a better listening experience.  

American Sign Language interpreters will be located by the stage and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services will be provided. There will be space reserved in front for those needing these services.

Counseling

Trauma counselors from Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, BARCC, will be available to talk to anyone who needs them at any point during the march or rally. They will be located in a marked tent on the right side of the rally closest to the Frog Pond. All counseling will be confidential.

Other Services

Medic tents with supplies will located throughout the event and can provide assistance as needed. There will be signs indicating where they are and how to access them. Arlington Street Church will be working in conjunction with street medics will be handing out hand warmers and light snack, and volunteers (indicated by their neon sashes) will be available throughout the event to help with accessibility needs. 

Travel and Transportation

Traveling to Boston

The 2019 Boston Women’s March will begin on Boston Common and is best accessed via public transit. We strongly encourage participants to utilize public transit, as there will be street closures in order for us to march. Please give yourself and your group ample time to arrive.

Marchers can access the Common via:

  • The Park Street stop on the Red Line (1-2 minute walk to staging site)
  • The Downtown Crossing stop on the Orange Line (8 minute walk to staging site)
  • The Boylston St. stop on the Green Line (1-2 minute walk to staging site)
  • South Station via Commuter Rail (8 minute walk to staging location)
  • If arriving via a North Station Commuter Rail please transfer to the Green Line or Orange Line

For more information about how to access the T, fares, and schedules please visit: www.mbta.com

 

For people organizing bus transportation to Boston please fill out this form to ensure bus parking and logistical support upon arrival to the March.

If you will be coming to the march via THE RIDE or need drop-off accommodations, there will be a mobility drop-off location at the corner of Charles Street and Beacon Street. This drop off area is intended only for people who need ease of access.

If you are accessing the march via your own personal vehicle downtown Boston has many garages available. Please give yourself ample time to arrive, and understand that traffic conditions may make it difficult to get out of the city after the March. The closest parking garages include:

  • The Boston Common Garage 0 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116
  • Archstone Boston Common Garage 660 Washington St, Boston, MA 02110
  • Lafayette Garage
  • City Place Garage
  • You can also visit massconvention.com to plan your trip.

For questions regarding traveling to Boston for the March, please email [email protected]

Fill out this form to register a bus.

Community Partners

March Forward Massachusetts invites you to join us as a Community Partner of the 2019 Boston Women’s March. Together we can amplify our message of unity, solidarity, and inclusivity, as we continue to build this movement. Sign up by clicking the button below and filling out the form. Community Partners agree to publicly endorse the March, allow us to publish their organization’s name, and to amplify this call to action to their affiliates.

For more information on how to become a Community Partner for the March, please email [email protected].

1199SEIU Massachusetts
1st Families Advocacy Project
Absentee Ballots Now

ACLU – Mass

Alliance For Business Leadership

Amplify Latinx/Latina Circle

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 
Boston International Socialist Organization

Boston Women’s Fund
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail
Brookline PAX
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
City Mission Boston
Coalition to End Child Marriage in MA
College Democrats of Massachusetts
Commonwealth Kitchen
Dominican Development Center/Network of Women in Solidarity
GirlUp Brandeis
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Health Care For All
Home Healthcare Agency
Ibis Reproductive Health
Jane Doe Inc., the MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Jewish Alliance For Law and Social Action 

MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)
Massachusetts Sierra Club
Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
MassEquality Mom’s

Mass NOW

Demand Action for Gun Sense In America 

NAACP-Boston

NARAL Pro-Choice Mass

National Lawyers Guild-Massachusetts Chapter
Our Bodies Ourselves
Our Revolution MA

Oxfam America
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA
Progressive Asset Management
Rosie’s Place
SEIU 509
Social Documentary Network
Social Innovation Forum
The Global Citizens’ Initiative
Uncomfortable BCBAVocal Opposition

United American Indians of New England
Violence in Boston

We Are Able
Wellesley Centers for Women
Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

YW Boston

Interested in Volunteering?

Thank you for expressing interest to volunteer with the 2019 Boston Women’s March: Until All Voices Are Heard. We are excited about all that we can accomplish when women, femmes and allies join together for common cause.

For more information regarding how to become a volunteer for the March, please email [email protected]

Questions or Media Inquiries?

Please contact Karen at [email protected] for media inquiries or to request press credentials.

Frequently Asked Questions
Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee for the 2019 Boston Women’s March will be to develop the March into a program that celebrates the leadership of women and femmes, is radically inclusive, deliberately intersectional, and which uses the platform of this action to uplift and celebrate the ongoing work happening in Boston and across Massachusetts to protect and advance civil rights and justice for all marginalized people.

Steering Committee Members
  • • Honorary Chair: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
  • • Karen Cosmas, March Forward Massachusetts
  • • Sonya Khan, March Forward Massachusetts
  • • Liz Magruder Davis, March Forward Massachusetts
  • • Natalie Sanchez, March Forward Massachusetts
  • • Monica Cannon-Grant, Violence In Boston
  • • Angela Christiana, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • • Nai Collymore-Henry, Alliance For Business Leadership
  • • Morgan Cowie-Haskell, YW Boston
  • • Betty Francisco, Amplify Latinx/Latina Circle
  • • Kate Froehlich, NARAL Pro-Choice Mass
  • • Sasha Goodfriend, Mass NOW
  • • Gail Jackson-Blount, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • • Laurie Martinelli, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • • Mahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New England
  • • Coralys Negretti, YW Boston
  • • Dinanyili Paulino, The Chelsea Collaborative
  • • Cindy Rowe, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
  • • Janet Santos, Boston Women’s Fund
  • • Tanisha Sullivan, NAACP-Boston
  • • Whitney Taylor, ACLU-Mass

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