Women’s March Oakland | 2020
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Frank H. Ogawa Plaza | 14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Women’s March Oakland 2020 has a single goal: getting all of us counted in 2020.
At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, they will mobilize to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funding to get a complete Census count in Alameda County and make voices be heard at the polls.
In addition to a march through the streets of downtown Oakland, this year’s event will feature the biggest Community Action Fair ever, with entertainment, food, art and a wide range of organizations offering opportunities to make a difference in Alameda County.
The march will start at the intersection of 14th and Broadway, and proceed up Broadway to Grand Ave. At Grand, the route will turn left and proceed to Telegraph. At Telegraph, the route will turn left, ending at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
- 10:00 a.m. – Coffee, poster-making and music at Frank Ogawa Plaza
- 11:00 a.m. – March beginning and ending at Frank Ogawa Plaza
- 12:00 p.m. – Rally and Community Action Fair at Frank Ogawa Plaza
- 4:00 p.m. – Event end
How do I get to the march?
We strongly recommend public transportation. BART is available from the East Bay, San Francisco and the Peninsula. We suggest that you purchase a roundtrip fare and give yourself extra time to get to the march.
The 12th Street Oakland / Civic Center station is near the start and end of the march at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The 19th Street Oakland station is 0.2 miles from Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Can I bring banners, signs or flags?
Posters and signs are allowed, but not with wooden, plastic or metal sign posts. Instead, we encourage people to use cardboard sign posts (or rolled up poster paper). Flags are allowed, but not on poles.
What should I bring?
Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Out of consideration for other people at the march, please consider bringing a poncho instead of an umbrella. Strollers are welcome, although we do recommend smaller ones if possible.
What items are not allowed at the march and rally?
- Backpacks (please bring clear bags instead)
- Weapons of any kind or anything that can be construed as a weapon (pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.)
- Alcohol or drugs (your fellow marchers may have substance sensitivities, so please avoid smoking or wearing strong fragrances so that everyone can participate)
- Dogs or pets (service animals only, please)
- Bikes (please park your bike before the march begins)
The 2020 march is co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, IGNITE and Women’s Foundation of California.
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