Women’s March on Asheville

Press release:

The Women’s March on Asheville will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, organized in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

The lead organizer, Dr. Marie Germain, is a university professor and an Asheville resident. Volunteers from across Western North Carolina will join her. “My aim in organizing this march,” Germain says, “is to peacefully show our new administration that we stand together in solidarity with our families and friends for the protection of our rights, safety, and health. We recognize that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our democratic society.”

To help cover event costs, fundraising events will be held with the support of local businesses such as Ben’s Tune Up and The Burger Bar. Any additional funds raised will be donated to local nonprofit organizations. The march will commence at 11 AM at Pack Square and move through the heart of downtown Asheville. All who support the march’s goals are welcome to join the peaceful gathering.

For more information or to volunteer, please visit the Facebook page: Women’s March on Asheville, email WomensMarchAVL@gmail.com, or call/TXT 828-338-3028.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist.

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8 thoughts on “Women’s March on Asheville

  1. ellen owen

    I am interested in participating in the Womens March on Jan. 21. I live in Florida and need to stay in a hotel close to the parade site. Please advise.

    • Susan A.

      You have several choices downtown, including the Hilton Garden Inn on College St. (two blocks from the Pack Square location of the rally), and the Aloft Hotel on Broadway. Only slightly further away, but cheaper, are the hotels on Tunnel Rd.–more like 6 blocks away, but you’ll see people walking from this area through the tunnel to reach the downtown rally site by 11am. The nicest hotel close to the tunnel is a Holiday Inn. at 42 Tunnel Rd. There are others–Google hotels near downtown Asheville.

  2. Kenny Schweiger

    I hope to attend the March on Washington DC on January 20, 2017, Is the women’s March in Asheville affiliated with the January 20 event in Washington DC. How is it going with number of people planning to attend. How can I help volunteer in organizing your worthwhile protest.

    • Lucy Doll

      As an alternative to the DC march, off-Broadway Barbara Bates Smith is presenting her one-woman show, “Go, Granny D!” at 1:30pm on January 21st at the Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main Street. Donations accepted at the door. Any person interested in pursuing social justice is welcome; come as early as noon and bring your own stories of strong women who made a difference! More information: 828-682-4731 or email yanceydoll@gmail.com

  3. Mari Gramling

    I heard there is a march in Black Mountain at 10am on Saturday. If this is so, how can I get more information? Thanks.

    • Scottie Cannon

      The March begins at 10 a.m. on the Town Square and will end at St. James Episcopal Church.

  4. penny

    I dont understand why my money l work hard for is going to support this “Protesting”. Its clear that you are not accomplishing anything but using tax payers money because if you were you wouldn’t be “Protesting” every year. If you have soooo much time on your hands GO HELP THE SHELTERS, THE HUMANE SOCIETY. STOP USING MY TAX MONEY FOR THIS MESS.

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