WTF’s Women’s March 2.0 Guide

HERE IS YOUR WTF GUIDE TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH 2.0 ACTIVITIES

Ready. Set. March! The Women’s March 2.0 Conference and Rally in Nashville is just a few days away and we hope you have plans to make your voice heard by participating in the conference or the rally/march, or better yet… both! We’ve been getting some questions about the schedule of events, so here is everything you need to know.


Time – 8:00am – 1:30pm
Location – TSU Avon Williams Campus Atrium, 330 10 th Ave N, Nashville
Register – Online using this link: [http://bit.ly/wm2point0]

(There is a registration fee for the conference, but the organizers do not want the fee to be a barrier to participation. If you need the fee waived, please email: support@tnpowertogether.org )

WTF TRAINING AT THE CONFERENCE
WTF’s Expansion Director, Sarah McCall, is co-leading a session called “Building your Political Power and Running for Office in the age of Trump” with Emerge Tennessee Executive Director, Kristal Knight, and Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Director, Jason Freeman. We hope you will consider attending this powerful training.

To see a full list of scheduled workshop sessions at the conference, please visit: https://tnpowertogether.org/programming/

WTF SWAG TABLE AT THE CONFERENCE
During the conference, WTF will have a Swag Table. Stop by to pick up a free WTF button, sticker or rally sign.

*Please Note : If you reserved a WTF Swag Pack and Beanie, you may pick it up from our Swag Table during the Conference, even if you are not registered to attend the conference. For those who reserved a Swag Pack, you will be receiving an email with more instructions on picking up your Swag Pack. All Swag Packs have been reserved at this point.

 


The March and Rally are free to attend

SCHEDULE
1:50pm – 1:55pm – WTF Group Picture (info below) – Public Square Park – 1 Public Square (WTF supporters are meeting near the stairs down to 3rd Ave N)

2:00pm – 3:00pm – MARCH – Meet at Public Square Park – 1 Public Square
There will be entertainment beginning at 2pm. The Women’s March on Tennessee will leave from Public Square Park around 2:30pm and march to Bicentennial Mall – 600 James Robertson Parkway

3:00pm- 5:00pm – RALLY – Speakers and closing ceremonies at Bicentennial Mall

*Please Note : If you would like to join WTF for our group photo, please arrive a few minutes before 1:50pm. We will take the photo at 1:45pm sharp. We will be meeting near the stairs that lead down to 3rd Ave North at Public Square Park.

**Chattanooga Women’s March : Are you marching in the Chattanooga Women’s March? If you’d like to get connected to the WTF supporters in Chattanooga, please email Sarah at: sarah@womenfortnfuture.org, and she will connect you.


PRE-PARTY
The Official Pre-Party is Friday, January 19 th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Blue Room at Third Man Records. The event is free and details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115033582049784/

AFTER-PARTY
The Official After-Party is Saturday, January 20th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Acme Feed & Seed. The event is $20 and the proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Musical performers include Michelle Branch, Divinity Roxx, Alanna Royale and Kate Tucker. Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/330089747478615/
Purchase your After-Party ticket here: bit.ly/WMAfterParty

Alright! We hope that clarifies this weekend’s activities.

Don’t forget to post pictures on social media and tag WTF!

Use WTF hashtags:
#ElectWTFwomen
#WTFYL

Use Women’s March hashtags:
#PowerToThePolls
#PowerTogetherTN
#WMNPWRTN

Questions? Email Sarah at: sarah@womenfortnfuture.org

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