Emcee Lea DeLaria
Performance by MILCK, BIIANCO & AUTUMN ROWE
Folger Park D Street SE, between 2nd and 3rd St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Start gathering at 11am
Rally begins at Noon
March Kickoff at 1:30 PM
Accessibility Meet Up ADA tent at Folger Park
Text MARCH to 44310 for day-of updates and march info.
We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available so please keep checking.
Let's Make Some Waves, Literally
We want to turn the streets across America into feminist tsunamis! Make a blue wave-shaped sign with your message on it and take it to the march. Here is a video tutorial or use this infographic for a step-by-step guide. Let's show the world: The Women's Wave Will Turn the Tide ( << hey, that's a great slogan for a sign!).
Get Your Wave Face On!
We've partnered with about-face beauty for the Oct 8th nationwide marches to bring you two blue liner looks you can create on your own and wear to the march. Let's show the world we are the WOMEN'S WAVE MARCHING TO TURN THE TIDE. Can't march? Wear a wave look all day wherever you are to show your support.
Women’s March is committed to making this March accessible. We are also dedicated to our goal of making all participants feel welcome, safe, heard, thought of, and cared for. We will continue to update this
To make this possible, we have arranged an array of features we hope will satisfy the needs of many. If you have any specific accessibility needs or questions please email email@example.com.
An ADA section will be located directly in front of the stage at Folger Park with a bike racked off chute connecting the area to the ADA Tent.
All volunteers, marshalls, and members of the de-escalation team will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. We will also have a specific volunteer crew to support participants with disabilities and give directional information. These specific volunteers will be marked off with a sticker.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on the stage, and picture-in-picture of the interpreters will be shown on the North LED Screen.
CART in English will be available on the South LED Screen.
An ADA tent will be located at Freedom Plaza that has smell sensitivity masks, a generator dedicated to recharging chairs, water, snacks, dog poop bags, sunscreen, ear plugs, and other support items available. An ADA compatible porta potty will be located next to the tent. One ASL interpreter will be stationed there as well.
ADA vans (25 people) will be available to transfer folks from the gathering location to the rally area. These vans will pick up passengers at Union Station (at Columbus Circle) and drop off passengers at the ADA section. The following route will be taken: **Masks must be worn if passengers ride vans.**
West on Massachusetts ave NW
North on North Capitol St NW
East on H st NE
South on 4th st NE
Continue on 4th st NE toward D st SE
South-west on North Carolina st SE
Continue east on Mass Ave NW/NE around Columbus Circle
South onto 2nd Street NE
Dropping off at South end of Park along D st SE.
Bus will then stage along 3rd street just outside Folger Park.
Every area where porta-potties are located will also have ADA accessible porta-potties.
All cable ramps that cross pedestrian rights of way will be ADA accessible
Once again, we've partnered with our friends at The Outrage to offer our official merchandise on-site in DC. The pop-up will be located at 1811 14th Street NW. Visit their site here for store hours and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the march route?
We are working with local authorities to determine the best route for our march. Check back closer to the date for more details.
What if something changes at the last minute?
Text "MARCH " to 44310 for day-of updates and march info.
How do I get there using DC Metro?
You can use any of the following Metros to enter the gathering location.
From Folger Park the closest Metro stations are Capitol South Station (Blue, Orange, Silver Lines) - about a 5 Min Walk from Folger Park, and Union Station (Red Line)- about a 22 Min Walk from Folger Park.
For Parking: A&R Parking can be found at 412 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Colonial Parking can be found at 499 S Capitol St SW, Washington, DC 20003. Capitol Parking can be found at 700 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
The closest Bus Stops are located at the intersections of Independence Ave SE & 2nd St SE, Pennsylvania Ave Se & 3rd St SE, Independence Ave SE & New Jersey Ave SE, and Pennsylvania Ave SE & North Carolina Ave SE
From The Capitol (Union Square) the closest Metro stations are Capitol South Station (Blue, Orange, Silver Lines) - about a 5 Min Walk from Union Square, and Union Station (Red Line)- about a 22 Min Walk from Union Square For Parking: Colonial Parking is located at 30 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Additional parking can be found at SP + Parking located at 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Closest Bus Stop are located at Independence Ave SE & S Capitol St SE; 2ND ST & E CAPITOL ST (SUPREME COURT) sb, and Independence Ave SW & Washington Ave SW *Please be sure to take a look at the track work that might be taking place on the DC metro before you head out to the march.
What are the COVID safety measures?
Women's March takes the spread of COVID-19 seriously. Our top priority is to make sure everyone feels comfortable and safe so PPE supplies, masks, and hand sanitizer will be available the day of the march. In addition, all event production staff have been required to be vaccinated.
Masks: March attendees are required to wear masks. We encourage attendees to bring and wear their own masks. However, volunteers onsite will also distribute masks at the four corners of Freedom Plaza.
Hand sanitizer: We will provide ample hand sanitizing stations at the four corners of Freedom Plaza.
Social distancing: We encourage social distancing at our rally and throughout the march route, we recommend that everyone remain a distance of at least 6ft apart.
Lessons learned from previous COVID-19 Mobilizations: Prior events, including protests following the murder of George Floyd, indicate that it is possible to hold outdoor vigils and protests while minimizing COVID-19 risks. These mobilizations have included meaningful risk-reduction efforts like requiring masks, discouraging attendance for symptomatic individuals, social distancing and ensuring a crowd remains mobile and does not stand around together for too long. Holding hyper-local events without transportation from outside communities into an area, also helps reduce risk. The national office will not include non-local transportation as part of its turnout support for local marches. Risk-reduction tactics that have worked throughout the pandemic remain useful, even in the midst of the Delta variant.
Local vaccination rates: The COVID-19 vaccines have proven to reduce COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death rates — including related to the Delta variant. Increased vaccination coverage in a community reduces the risk of infections and the likelihood that health care capacity will be overwhelmed. Rates of vaccination coverage in Washington, DC can be found here.
Levels of circulating virus: The CDC is tracking levels of community transmission at the county level (here), using both the number of new cases reported and the percent of tests that are positive. Communities are classified as having low, moderate, substantial, or high transmission, with greater transmission levels meaning higher risk of infection in those communities. There are separate data sets for hospitalizations and deaths.
Can I volunteer at the march?
Yes! We're looking for volunteers from the DC metro area to support the march in a variety of roles. Please sign up here.
How do I use the Metro?
The Metro system in D.C. is relatively easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. We recommend buying a D.C. Metro card in advance. Many people purchasing cards at once at the Metro machines can lead to long lines and delays. You can buy cards in advance here. The DC Metro now also allows you to use mobile pay options such as Apple Pay; you must download the app and load fare beforehand.
Pro Tip: Bring good walking shoes and lots of patience. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options here.
Where can I park?
Out-of-town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city that have parking and taking the metro into downtown. Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends! Additional parking information is available in the answer for above question: How do I get there using DC Metro?
What should I bring?
Small backpacks and bags are allowed. We recommend you fill them with water and snacks for the day. You can store larger bags at Union Station.
Mask & Hand sanitizer (we will have hand sanitizing stations)
A jacket (it might to be chilly!)
Portable phone Charger
Your feminist spirit, your defiance to injustice, and your demands to protect our freedoms
What should I NOT bring?
Any weapons, or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
Any illegal drugs (while marijuana is legal in D.C., the march will be on federal property and national park land, where marijuana is still illegal)
Coat-hanger imagery: We do not want to accidentally reinforce the right wing talking points that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary and harmful.
Handmaid’s Tale themed: The use of Handmaid's Tale imagery to characterize the controlling of women’s reproduction has proliferated, primarily by white women across the country, since the show has gained popularity. This message continues to create more fragmentation, often around race and class, because it erases the fact that Black women, undocumented women, incarcerated women, poor women and disabled women have always had their reproduction freedom controlled in this country. This is not a dystopian past or future.
I can't get to the march in DC, is there one near me?
Marches are popping up across the country. Check our map often to see if there is one near you. You can also host one! Learn more by clicking here.