March Forward - JANUARY 20, 2018

FAQs

HOW DO I GET TO THE MARCH?
We will begin with a rally at War Memorial Plaza located at 101 North Gay Street.

Public Transportation

Light Rail will be operating, but is closed between North Avenue and Camden Yards.  There will be MTA buses running between those two locations and stopping at the stops.

Subway Map: (most convenient stations are Shot Tower and Charles Center) https://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway

City Circulator: http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/route/banner

City Link (bus):

  • From Northeast Baltimore: 
  • Bus #33 to City Link Green 
  • Bus #33 to City Link Red
  • Bus #33 to Bus #95 
  • or direct routes City Link Green and Red
     
  • From South East Baltimore: 
  • City Link Navy 
  • City Link Orange
     
  • West Baltimore:
  • From North West Baltimore:
  • Bus #85 or #83 to the Metro Subway
     
  • From Southwest Baltimore:
  • Bus #26 
  • City Link Silver
  • City Link Purple
  • City Link Blue

Free Buses

Now available to get to and from the Baltimore Women's March!

  • Buses leave at 10am and come back at 3pm.
  • West Bus: Rogers Avenue Metro Station, 4300 Hayward Avenue, Baltimore 21215
  • East Bus: Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Avenue
  • Please reserve your seat on the bus, call 410-908-8524 or by clicking on this link.https://goo.gl/forms/TwPXZRtSbxjQPHnj1

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

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Attention Baltimore Marcher's!!!! Amazing news!!!!
Harbor Park Garage is providing $5 all day parking for march volunteers and participants. They are a short 5 minute walk to War Memorial Plaza. Reserve now to guarantee your spot at this historic event! https://goo.gl/b1FtXe

For a list of nearby parking garages: https://www.baltimorewomensmarch.org/news/2018/1/11/parking-for-the-march

HAVE THE NECESSARY PERMITS BEEN ACQUIRED?
Yes all permits and clearances for the march and rally have been obtained from the city of Baltimore. 

ARE TICKETS NECESSARY FOR THE MARCH?
No, tickets are not necessary. Eventbrite registration is for headcount purposes only to assist with our planning.

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 makes, 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 with a rally at War Memorial Plaza (101 North Gay Street) with a full roster of speakers and performers. At the conclusion of the rally we will be marching down Holliday/Commerce Street to Pratt Street and McKeldin Square. Due to limitations of logistics and timing, we will not be able to offer an open-mic opportunity during the conclusion of the March at McKeldin Square. We apologize to those who have inquired about speaking, and regret that we are unable to make the microphone available to all. There will be a pre-set program of performers and artists at McKeldin Square, to offer inspiration and entertainment in keeping with the spirit of the March. Several community-based organizations will be staffing tables to share information and register voters. We hope that people will use the time at McKeldin Square to meet and speak with each other, socialize, learn, and connect.

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. There are many places near our locations to duck into for warmth, to pick up a snack, etc. before, during, and after the March. The Gallery and Harborplace food establishments have been made aware of our presence.

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?
For the rally portion, there will be bathrooms in the War Memorial building through the accessible entrance on the north side of the building.  The bathrooms in the War Memorial Building will all be designated "unisex." There will also be porta-potties on Holliday Street, and in the SE corner of War Memorial Plaza.  For the McKeldin Square portion, there are public restrooms in the Gallery and Harborplace.

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 ACCOMODATIONS 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 which will be immediately behind the stage on Holliday. 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. 
  • There will be 150 chairs near the stage for disabled, elderly and speakers. If you need a chair and one is not available when you arrive, go to the Information Table and talk to a volunteer.  We will help find you a seat.  
  • 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 Sherriff and assistance will be called.
  • There will be a First Aid kit at the information desk, and there are two medical volunteers available for emergencies.

WHAT DO I DO IN CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
There will be two 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.