2017 women’s march in Raleigh drew thousands in solidarity with DC march
Women Mobilize NC will hold a “Rally on Raleigh” on Saturday, one of many gatherings planned in the state and across the country where women will speak in opposition to policies of the Trump administration.
The event – planned as a rally, not a march, to avoid disrupting bus traffic – comes a year after 17,000 to 30,000 women marched through downtown Raleigh the day after Trump was sworn in as president.
Like the 2017 event, the one planned for Saturday will feature music, plus more than a dozen women speakers from political, social justice and religious organizations. The theme of the event is “Women Leading the Resistance.”
The Raleigh rally will be held on Halifax Mall, behind the state legislative building on Jones Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with speakers scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
No downtown streets are expected to be closed for the event.