When:
January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2018-01-20T12:00:00-08:00
2018-01-20T16:00:00-08:00
Where:
Mission Plaza
751 Palm St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
USA
WMSLO Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally @ Mission Plaza  | San Luis Obispo | California | United States

On January 20, 2018, we will unite in San Luis Obispo to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. HEAR OUR VOTE!

The San Luis Obispo Rally will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

The Women’s March San Luis Obispo is committed to creating transformative social change. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. Our rally speakers are courageous voices of resistance. Their advocacy is aligned with our Unity Principles – ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice.

SCHEDULE
12pm-4pm – Call To Action Alley
12pm-1pm – Pre-Rally Performances
1pm-3pm – Rally
3pm-4pm – Erin Inglish Band concert

RALLY SPEAKERS
**Elmy Bermejo – Keynote Speaker – women’s rights, workforce development, immigration, disaster relief, small business & voting rights advocate; served in President Obama’s administration for 7 years
**Kathleen Marshall – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians member and activist in the revitalization of Native languages
**Maria Larios Horton – Director of Migrant Education and immigrant rights advocate
**Lisa Graystone – Disability rights advocate
**Patricia Gordon, EdD – Civil rights and justice system reform advocate
**Jay Bettergarcia, PhD – LGBTQIA rights advocate
**Natalie Risner – Environmental justice advocate
**Pamela Parker, M.D. – Physician and reproductive rights advocate
**Allene Villa – Former Union President and workers’ rights advocate

RALLY PERFORMERS
**Dian Sousa – Poet
**Cecilia Gervin – Spoken Word
**Ranchers For Peace – Music
**Los Osos Middle School Choir – Song
**Erin Inglish & Band – Concert at 3 pm

PRE-RALLY PERFORMERS
**Samba Loca
**Central Coast West African Drummers and Dancers
**SaJa Middle Eastern Dance Co.

RELATED EVENTS (for more information, visit our website)
**Jan. 5 ARTS Obispo, Art After Dark art aligned with WMSLO Unity Principles
**Jan. 8-9 San Luis Obispo,Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande proclaim Jan. 2018 WMSLO month
**Jan. 11 Practical Politics Soiree (See our Facebooks Events)
**Jan. 20 Grrrls in the Hall benefit Concert for WMSLO at the Guild Hall (See our Facebooks Events)
**Jan. 20-21 #WalkAboutSLO – grab a ballot at our information booth, take it to local businesses to receive a premium, then enter a drawing to win WMSLO gear! All entries due by midnight 1/21/18
**Jan. 20 & 21 History Center of SLO County WMSLO Interactive PopUp and Display
**Jan. 25 Breaking Barriers. Gender Equality for Political Wins. (See our Facebooks Events)

FUNDRAISING
Please donate! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTY3MTk=
We can’t do this without your help! We are raising money to make this a successful and safe event. If we raise enough, a portion of the funds will be donated to Anna’s Home – a supportive housing program for women and their children, managed by Restorative Partners. Thank you for your support!https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTY3MTk=

VOLUNTEER
We need you! Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/mWvOMaA

WHO IS INVITED?
All people who believe in a positive a just future. https://womensmarchslo.com/mission-statement/

WHAT TO BRING
Signage, friends, water bottle. Sunscreen or poncho (Weather dependent) purchase gear by Jan.9 to receive before Jan. 20 with standard shipping:https://www.zazzle.com/womensmarchslo/products

IS THE RALLY ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Yes. Katie Voice and Laura Lippincott are volunteering for sign language interpretation. The Mission is ADA accessible. A limited number of chairs will be provided for those who need them.

IS THIS A MARCH?
No. We are starting 2018 with a rallying cry, Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance, and saving our marching to the polls in November for the biggest voter turn out ever.

IS THIS A PROTEST?
This is a Pro Peace, Pro Inclusivity rally. We respectfully ask that all “anti” or “protest” sentiments are NOT shared at this event. This does not mean that we don’t acknowledge these feelings and points of view, but this is not the focus of this particular rally.

This event is a peaceful gathering, and we would appreciate all comments and activities on this page to reflect the kind nature of our gathering. Any negative, hateful or vulgar comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thank you for your understanding.

Web: https://womensmarchslo.com/
Twitter: @womensmarchslo
Instagram: womensmarchslo

Contact:
WomensMarchSLO@gmail.com

* Hear our Vote: Voices of Resistance Logo created by April Elliott (Studio805Design – http://aprilelliottdesign.com/)