First Parish in Brookline joined in the Boston Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Speakers included Senator Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Martha Healy, and Mayor Marty Walsh! A First Parish team of about 50 walked together in beloved community.
Please contact Anne Copeland or Eliza Blanchard with questions. Let us know if you’d like to add your name to our team (and so you can get last-minute information about meeting up), or just come – all are welcome. If you’d like to travel down to the Boston Common as a group, please meet Jenny Amory at the Brookline Village T stop at 10:15 am, for a prompt 10:20 departure on the Green Line to the Copley Street station. Drop Jenny an email for information about parking nearby.
Our major meet-up spot will be at the Boston Public Library, Copley T stop at 10:40. Look for our red First Parish banner (that usually hangs in Lyon Chapel), and/or call Anne or Eliza if you can’t find us.
Keep your eye on emerging details at bostonwomensmarchforamerica.org – and if you haven’t already done so, sign up to join the First Parish in Brookline team.
- 11 am speakers and performers
- 12:30 pm one-mile march around Public Garden and Back Bay
- 2 pm community building
Finally, some common sense tips adapted from a Facebook posting from an experienced DC marcher:
- Dress in layers and think especially about your feet.
- Bring water, snacks, or lunch if you’re planning to stay through the whole event. There will probably be food trucks…and lines.
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged and/or bring a mobile charger. Have a back-up plan for meeting friends in case you get separated.
- Parking will be crazy there. Take the T if you possibly can. Have a Charlie card loaded up so you don’t have to wait in line to get a ticket. The Arlington and Park Street stations will be the busiest. Consider getting off a stop earlier (Copley) and walking.
- In DC, they’ve prohibited backpacks and signs with sharp sticks for security reasons. That hasn’t been announced in Boston, but it’s probably wise to put snacks in pockets and make signs without sticks.
Looking forward to walking together and in solidarity with the 200,000 expected in DC and those walking in the other 180 cities around the world!