The HOUSTON WOMEN'S MARCH was held on SATURDAY 1.21.17.
Here's what we did:
11 AM // FREE SPEECH MARCH
ARRIVE AT 10:45 AM FOR 11 AM MARCH START
GATHER AT THE WATER WORKS BUILDING AT JAMAIL SKATE PARK
marchers will gather BETWEEN ALLEN PARKWAY AND MEMORIAL DRIVE ON PARK GROUNDS AND PUBLIC RIGHTS OF way where SABINE BRIDGE crosses buffalo bayou
Houston Police Officers will be present and may redirect the route in real time depending on weather and crowd size. We ask that all marchers please follow their instructions, as they are there to facilitate our right to gather in free speech.
If you are planning to travel along I-10, note that there is road work affecting exits near the march start site and downtown so you can plan accordingly.
12 NOON // FREE SPEECH RALLY AT CITY HALL
START GATHERING AT 901 BAGBY STREET AT 11:45 AM
We will gather around HERMANN SQUARE on the REFLECTING POOL SIDE
Port-o-Potties will be on site on the Walker Street side.
Speakers include elected officials, and community & march leaders. Rally scheduled to conclude at 1:15 PM.
STILL TIME TO TAKE ACTION
Our most pressing need is hiring certified peace officers to comply with City regulations.
iF YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION ARE WILLING TO VOLUNTEER AS EVENT MARSHALS GUIDING OTHERS ALONG THE MARCH ROUTE & RALLY:
GATHER AT THE WATER WORKS BUILDING STARTING POINT BY 10:30 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING:
What to know, wear, bring, not bring, do, don’t do.
THIS IS A PEACEFUL FREE SPEECH RALLY COMMITTED TO THE GOALS OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S MARCH.
WE WILL NOT ONLY MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
Your Houston March launched just 10 days ago. By marching together, we are not only unified around the same cause, we show our solidarity by being nimble and cooperative with one another and with march organizers throughout our march and rally as any changes may arise, particularly due to weather and crowd size.
We will register new voters, commit to hold elected officials accountable, and commit to vote, volunteer, and maybe even run for office ourselves.
THIS IS NOT A CURATED FESTIVAL.
Port-o-potties will be located at rally site at City Hall.
No booths, tables, chairs, or other set-ups.
- Marchers are responsible for following all public and private parking rules in the area, including parking fees. See transportation section below for more options. Walking, biking, and METRO are highly encouraged.
WEAR A BLACK T-SHIRT OR OTHER TOP.
BRING YOUR SIGN, POSTER, CLIPBOARD, CELL PHONE, CAMERA.
BRING A FILLED WATER BOTTLE.
GO TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE MARCH
Yes, there will be port-o-potties available outside City Hall, at the end of the march.
Signs must be hand-carried. No poles, dowels, or other supports.
Law enforcement officers may confiscate or destroy signs that could be construed to pose a danger to others.
FREE SPEECH RULES
Read and understand your First Amendment rights to gather and speak before our rally Saturday.
We MUST stay on sidewalks, park pathways, parkland, obey traffic regulations at street crossings.
We CANNOT block roads unless re-routed by HPD officers in real time.
YES, we are able to gather en masse in front of City Hall.
Foot, bike, carpool, bus, light rail, ride-sharing, or private car. (Jetpack if coming from NASA.)
If you drive a personal or group vehicle, find public parking and plan ahead for potential parking fees and travel time from your parking location to either the Water Works Building or City Hall.
If you are planning to travel on I-10, please read this message from TXDOT:
Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 until 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, the following will be closed. Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Total closure of I-10 eastbound mainlanes at the N. Shepherd/Durham exit. Motorists will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.
I-10 eastbound mainlanes between I-610 and N. Shepherd/Durham will have one to two lanes open for local traffic only. All other drivers are strongly encouraged to detour to I-610.
METRO: The 30 route, 44 route, and 85 route all have stops near the march starting point. Google Maps provides excellent transit instructions from your starting point. If you are unfamiliar with the METRO system, you may want to start at one of the Park & Ride locations along your best route.