Last year, supporters across the United States participated in city-wide Women’s Marches to bring awareness to equality and human right issues that the nation faces. Now, the National Organization of Women Baton Rouge chapter will continue the Women’s March New Orleans for 2018.
Participants in NOLA’s 2018 Women’s March are expected to meet at Duncan Plaza on Saturday, January 20, at 12 p.m. Though, organizers have scheduled the actual March to start at 1 p.m. The 2.82-mile route spans through the Central Business District and the French Quarter. The event, which will also have speakers at Duncan Plaza, is expected to end at 4 p.m.
As of Friday, over 2,900 people have RSVP’d, and nearly 7,000 have expressed interest on the 2018 Women’s March official Facebook event page.
“We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities,” organizers wrote in the 2018 March’s official Facebook event page. “This is a march to promote women’s rights, human rights, and equality for all. We want to ensure everyone’s safety. Appropriate conduct is expected.”
The NOW Baton Rouge chapter has also asked for donations to help fund this year’s March.
The 2018 Women’s March New Orleans will start at Duncan Plaza, which is located at 349 Loyola Avenue. It will then progress down Rampart Street, make a right at St. Philips Street, and turn right on Decatur Street. After crossing Canal Street, it will continue toward Magazine Street, making a right onto Poydras Street. The March will then make a right on Loyola Avenue and a left onto Perdido Street. It will then disband at City Hall, across from Duncan Plaza.
How to get there
Walking and biking will be your best best for attending this march. If you will be using New Orleans’s bike share, there’s a Blue Bikes dock that sits less than a block from Duncan Plaza on the corner of Tulane and Loyola avenues. There’s another dock that sits near the corner of Poydras and Lasalle streets.
If you choose to take the streetcar, the Canal Streetcar passes over Rampart Street, which the Women’s March will pass. If you choose to walk to the meeting point, Canal Street at Elk Place is about three blocks from Duncan Plaza.
The St. Charles Streetcar stops on Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue, which is three blocks from Magazine street, which the March will cross on its way back to City Hall.
- 2018 Women’s March New Orleans [Facebook event]