In 1977, over 2,000 runners participated in a relay race from Seneca Falls, New York to Houston to draw a visual connection between the historic 1848 women’s convention and the history-making 1977 National Women’s Conference. Houston Women’s March invites participants in a walk/run of the last leg of this iconic race, which will feature original participants and reimagined torches. To learn more and participate, click here.
Wish you could have carried a torch through the streets of Houston in 1977 with Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem? Here's the next best thing: Join the Sisters of 77 for a one-mile walk and rally back to where it all started, Sesquicentennial Park in Houston, Texas.
Wear an amazing giant hat in memory of Bella. Wear your boots for Barbara Jordan. Carry a rainbow torch for all our LGBTQIA sisters and brothers who have stepped out since these amazing ladies stepped up in 1977 to speak up for all of us.
As the event grows closer, we'll update you with meeting times and other details. Due to Houston's continued recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the City asks that we conduct this march under 1st Amendment Free Speech rules -- that means our route will be determined by city leaders. We'll keep you updated on where to meet, what to bring (or not bring), all the details.
Register now, spread the word, and let's carry the torch for the next generation!