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Library Warriors will be attending the 2019 Women's Day March!   Library workers will meet at 11:45am near the "T" of the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square

Here are the details of the March posted by the Women's March organizers:

Because we will NOT go back.

On January 19th, Women March On: Toronto invites you to join together in marching, resisting and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities.

This march, and this movement, began in solidarity with our sisters in the United States as they demonstrated their resistance to their country’s new leadership. We march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Toronto. We are doing it again this year.

Our lineup of speakers will address the many egregious cutbacks to government funding and civil rights recently made by our provincial government.

Please note: speakers and performers are not listed in order of appearance.

Land acknowledgement by Dawn Maracle
Tanya Tagaq
Farrah Khan with Savi Gellatly-Ladd of Not Just Rumours
Sandy Hudson
Rayne Fisher-Quann
Melissa Graham
Yasmeen Persad
Megan Whitfield
Indigenous drummers
Grrrl Justice
Raging Asian Women drumming group
the Call for Action will be led by the Ontario Federation of Labour

Speaker and performer bios can be found here: https://womenmarchontoronto.nationbuilder.com/speaker_performer_bios

The starting point will be at the stage in Nathan Phillips Square at 12:00 noon. There will be speakers and a short rally before we begin the march.

A map of the march route is here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/womenmarchontoronto/pages/21/attachments/original/1547259136/March_Route_-_Map.jpg?1547259136

Two ASL Interpreters will be on stage at the rally. An area will be designated in front of the stage for those who need to be closer.

Two Accessible Vehicles will be available. The vehicles can accommodate wheelchairs and people with other mobility issues.

Our Accessibility Plan is here: https://womenmarchontoronto.nationbuilder.com/accessibility_plan

FAQs are here: https://womenmarchontoronto.nationbuilder.com/frequently_asked_questions

We are not affiliated with Women's March Canada. Information about that can be found in this great thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1080511540489535488.html

Here is March on Canada's statement on Anti-Semitism: https://marchoncanada.ca/actions/statement-on-anti-semitism/

Why are we marching? Here's a thread listing some of the reasons why: https://twitter.com/WomenMarchOnTO/status/1083411729902718977?fbclid=IwAR0Ra0k3_REQKi2Xd_eqJAp8PhFk-SHCWaWSJhHOG9In2jLtGtM35HyIdeY

Can't march in the streets? Be an online marcher!
https://marchoncanada.ca/actions/march-on-canada-online-campaign/

We're keeping an eye on the weather forecasts. Let’s hope for the best! We are excited to have you join us!

All allies are welcome.

Please note that not all details are final and as mentioned above we will post updates here as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns or you’d like to volunteer, please email womenmarchonto@gmail.com.

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