For full coverage and photographs of the lineup for the Womens March on Chicago, visit Windy City Times.
“Chicago will be among more than 380 cities around the world hosting women’s marches Jan. 21, the day after the U.S. presidential inauguration. While the largest march is expected in Washington, D.C., with thousands of people from Illinois attending, one of the largest marches outside of D.C. is expected in Chicago.
“Co-chairs of the Women’s March on Chicago are Liz Radford and Ann Scholhamer, two Chicagoans who came together after the presidential election to create a collaborative response.
“Starting at 10 a.m., Ari Afsar, Karen Olivo, and Samantha Marie Ware from the cast of Hamilton will speak and perform. A diverse line-up of speakers including representatives from Planned Parenthood, Youth for Black Lives, Mothers Against Senseless Killings, the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation and more will highlight the rally.
“Attendance numbers for the march continue to grow rapidly, now with more than 120 registered supporting organizations sending marchers and more than 22,000 people confirmed to attend on the March’s social media platforms.
“Information on accessibility, speakers, and the march route are available at womensmarchchicago.org . Due to the rally location change, some information is still being updated. Please check back for updated information. ….
“More than 100 groups are supporting the march, including those listed online here womens121marchonchicago.org/our_supporters/ . Key partners providing additional support include:
“Windy City Times’ publisher Tracy Baim is among the “champions of the March” helping with behind-the-scenes planning. The march has been inclusive of LGBTs from its launch.
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