Baltimore Women’s March - JANUARY 19, 2019

FAQs

HOW DO I GET TO THE MARCH?
We will begin with a rally at City Hall/War Memorial Plaza at 11am.

The Route is South on Holliday Street, East on Pratt, North on Gay Street back to War Memorial for more activities.

Public Transportation

Subway Map: https://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway

City Circulator: The Purple Line to the Orange line is the best route. Or take the Purple Line to Fayette Street and walk to City Hall.

City Link (bus):

For a more personalized route and times please visit: https://mta.maryland.gov/m/trip-planner or use Google Maps.

Free Park and Ride Service

Participants can park their cars and then take a bus to the March at these two locations:

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum 1601 E. North Avenue.

Rogers Avenue Metro Station 4300 Hayward Avenue

Sign up HERE to take a bus!

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Parking garages are available throughout downtown Baltimore. Thank you to Harbor Park Garage for offering discounted parking to our marchers! Or you can take our free Park and Ride service. Sign up here.

HAVE THE NECESSARY PERMITS BEEN ACQUIRED?
Yes.

ARE TICKETS NECESSARY FOR THE MARCH?
No, tickets are not necessary.

WHAT DO I BRING?
The event is scheduled to take place over a period of a few hours. Please bring enough water along with any medications you may need. We ask that you have a "carry in, carry out" policy, being sure to take any trash with you as you leave or find a trash receptacle to deposit it in. It is important to be respectful of both public and private property in the city of Baltimore.

We encourage you to bring signs and posters. For safety, posters and signs should be made of paper, poster board, or cardboard like materials. Holiday wrapping paper rolls can be used in lieu of wooden sticks.

Feel free to bring noise makers, tambourines, etc. 

The below materials are prohibited as they can become weapons:

  • Wooden poles, hard plastic sticks, or handles (yes, even flagpoles are prohibited)

  • Metal wires or handles

WHERE IS THIS TAKING PLACE? 
We will begin the event with an hour-long rally at City Hall/War Memorial Plaza.  At the rally, there will be a limited number of dynamic speakers, poster-making stations, and entertainment.  

WHAT IS THE MARCH ROUTE?

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WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE?
Food will not be served at the event so we recommend bringing any snacks and water that you think are necessary.

All trash must be disposed of properly. March volunteers are responsible for all clean up and, more importantly, we want be respectful to our city that is hosting our event. When in doubt, carry in, carry out!

WILL THERE BE RESTROOM FACILITIES?
There will be porta-potties provided near City Hall.

CAN MEN AND CHILDREN PARTICIPATE TOO?
Of course. Anyone who is a supporter of women's rights is welcome. We encourage men to attend. Many of the issues we are concerned about cross sex and gender lines.

Bringing children is up to you. It will be an exciting day, but there will be large crowds. Watch the forecast and be sure everyone in your group is dressed appropriately. Strollers are welcomed.

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS WILL YOU HAVE?

All elderly or people with disabilities are welcome to meet and march at the front of the march immediately behind the banner. There will volunteers at the front of the march to provide assistance and you are welcome to bring a friend with you.

  • We will have American Sign Language Interpreters in the front of the stage.

  • There will be Wheelchair access seats reserved in front.

  • We will have volunteers to assist with wheelchair users near the rally stage.

  • For medical assistance, please go to a volunteer, the information table or the police or Sheriff and assistance will be called.

  • There will be a First Aid kit at the information desk, and there are medical volunteers available for emergencies.

WHAT DO I DO IN CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
There will be medical personnel on site available for emergencies.  If you need their assistance, please go to the Information Desk to request it.  A First Aid kit will also be available at the Information Desk.

QUESTIONS ON SITE
If you have any problems, issues or questions go to the Information Table for assistance.

AND IN GENERAL:
This is a peaceful march. You march at your own risk. By participating in the Baltimore Women’s March, you agree that the Baltimore Women’s March, its organizers, hosts, supporters and sponsors are not responsible for any and all claims for personal injury, property damage, or death that may result from your participation in the entire event.