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We Resist. We Persist. We Rise. – Program Announced for the Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018

WHAT: The Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018 (One year anniversary event)

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.—noon (March); Noon—3 p.m. (Rally)

WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Logan Square (March starting point); Eakins Oval (Rally location)

WHO: Philly Women Rally, the non-profit organization behind the Women’s March on Philadelphia; More than 40,000 attendees from across the Greater Philadelphia area; a dozen ordinary women selected from nearly 150 applicants to serve as speakers and performers

partial list of speakers and performers includes:

  • Drum Like a Lady (lead Marchers), local percussion performance group
  • Patrice Banks, founder, Girls Auto Clinic
  • India Fenner, founder, March for Black Women
  • Nellie Fitzpatrick, attorney
  • The Granny Peace Brigade, community organization dedicated to peace
  • Amber Hikes, executive director, Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs
  • Jovida Hill, executive director, Philadelphia Commission for Women
  • Dr. Fariha Khan, associate director, Asian American studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rabbi Jill Maderer, Sr. Rabbi, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
  • Rep. Joanna McClinton and the Women of the Pennsylvania State House
  • Olivia Ponce, community leader, Juntos
  • Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, Councilwoman, 7th District, City of Philadelphia
  • Rebecca Rhynhart, Controller, City of Philadelphia
  • Beatrice Sanabria-Caraballo, host, “The World Around Us”
  • Dayle Steinberg, CEO, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Emily Cooper Morse, Deja Alvarez, Laura Arblaster, Nikki Bagby, Beth E. Finn and Salima Suswell, part of the Women’s March on Philadelphia organizing team
  • “Ordinary Women” speakers and performers:
    • Vashti Bandy, member of Tuesdays with Toomey
    • Layla Basil, freshman, Temple University
    • Suzann Christine, singer/songwriter
    • Jenny Entin, computer science student, University of Pennsylvania
    • Pauline Thompson Guerin, member of Philadelphia Veterans for Peace
    • Amy Gunzelman, senior, Spring Grove High School
    • Michele Leahy, founder, M. Leahy & Associates for disability life planning
    • Jamie Perrapato, member of Turn PA Blue
    • Melissa Robbins, member of Emerge PA and National Organization for Women
    • Marguerite Sexton, interfaith community leader
    • Daejah Vaughn, sophomore, Abington Senior High School
    • Voices Rising Philadelphia, community chorus of women and men committed to social justice
    • Barbara Wittman, self-defense practitioner

One year after the historic Women’s March on Philadelphia, event organizers from Philly Women Rally announced the nonprofit group will host an anniversary march with this year’s event theme being – “We Resist. We Persist. We Rise.” – focusing on telling the stories of ordinary women doing amazing things in the fight for women’s rights.

Attendees are asked to gather at Logan Square at 10:30 a.m., before marching at 11 a.m. toward Eakins Oval, where a rally will follow showcasing speakers and performers who embody the spirit of resisting, persisting and rising.

For more information regarding the Women’s March on Philadelphia, or to get involved through donating or volunteering, visit Those interested in joining the March can do so by registering on the official Eventbrite site, free of charge.

The Women’s March on Philadelphia is being organized by Philly Women Rally, a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advocating for women’s rights and political involvement in Greater Philadelphia. For more information, visit

Via Philly Women Rally


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