SF Women's March?
posted January 16, 2017 5:44 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 21 at 3:00 PM, Civic Center
United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Any Bay Area MeFites want to march together in San Francisco? Maybe we can make it into a meetup too, before or after. Pink hats optional!
I'm planning to go, and figure there must be other Bay Area MeFites who are also planning to march, but I have zero experience with organizing this kind of thing. Anybody who has good ideas for logistics, please jump in even if you won't be attending.

Right now I'm basing the event on the EventBrite page, but feel free to propose something else. Like I said, zero experience.

posted by Quietgal to Meetup (34 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I will likely be there, but haven't yet figured out if I'm going to try to meet up with others or if it's going to be too crazy—esp. finding people one's never met before in what is sure to be a mighty crowd! I'll be following this thread to see what ideas people might have re: logistics.
posted by obloquy at 12:50 AM on January 17

I was thinking maybe the MeFite contingent, if we get enough people to make a contingent, could meet beforehand at a less crowded spot, then walk to Civic Center together. Maybe meet at the Montgomery St BART station or something? That way, at least we'd be able to introduce ourselves before getting lost in the huge crowd.

Also, I guess we should all register at the EventBrite page? I just did, and they sent me 2 tickets (for me and Mag Plug), but is anybody actually going to check tickets at the march? It's a free event - maybe the registration is just to get attendance numbers?

Anyway, feel free to suggest better options - I'm just spitballing here to get things going.
posted by Quietgal at 6:32 AM on January 17

Got a MeMail suggesting The Grove at 301 Hayes St for a meetup before the march - maybe we can get together there about 2:15 - 2:30 for a quick get-together then walk to Civic Center for the main event?
posted by Quietgal at 6:20 PM on January 17

Planning on marching in both Oakland and San Francisco. Oakland's march is in the morning and early afternoon. It would just make sense to stop at San Francisco on the way back to the Peninsula to also march in San Francisco. It's the same BART ride.

Ready for the March with pink hat and a sign.
posted by gloturtle at 1:35 PM on January 18

OK, to be honest, I'm not really feeling up for pleasant socializing before the march, and nobody's said anything in favor of The Grove, so I'm going to nix the meetup beforehand. I'd still like to march together with y'all, at least at the beginning, so let's find each other and head directly to the march.

Reading the event details here, it sounds like they're expecting massive crowds in the Civic Center area. The rally is from 3 - 5 pm, then the actual march begins (more details here).

So I propose we meet at 3 pm several blocks away, at the front steps of the Yerba Buena Carousel (221 4th St), and then walk to Civic Center together. During the walk we can make plans for if we want to march together, or just disperse into the throng.

For the candlelight walk, bring your own light (see the details page for what's acceptable). I'll be wearing a T-shirt from Crater Lake National Park, because it's my only shirt that's approximately MetaFilter blue.

See you Saturday at 3 pm in front of the carousel!
posted by Quietgal at 7:32 PM on January 19 [2 favorites]

i'll be at the oakland march with a bunch of fellow democratic socialists of america people. let's wave if we see each other.
posted by subbes at 8:01 AM on January 20

We'll meet you there at 3, Quietgal. (Though if we can't find parking, we'll have to drive home. I'll let you know, if that happens. Public transit is not an option for logistics reasons.)
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 5:30 PM on January 20

Hey Cyber, could you park near my house and we can take BART downtown together? Shouldn't be too crowded in my area. I know you said no public transit, but it sounds like parking anywhere downtown will be impossible ...

I'll MeMail you also. Fingers crossed!
posted by Quietgal at 9:52 AM on January 21

Woo! I will try to be there for this!
posted by Going To Maine at 11:53 AM on January 21

I'm heading into the city. I don't know how long I'll last but my number will be in my profile if anyone wants to get together to take a break.
posted by bleep at 12:24 PM on January 21

I'll head over soon. Black leather jacket, Nasty Woman T-shirt, black Sleater Kinney hoodie, jeans. I'm tall white guy and I have a beard.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:03 PM on January 21

Oops - slight change. Short khaki trench coat instead of leather jacket.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:23 PM on January 21

There's a pro life parade down market St right now if you thought things weren't surreal enough right now.
posted by bleep at 1:58 PM on January 21

Caltrain is getting later and later, so we'll see...
posted by Going To Maine at 2:05 PM on January 21

We're in front of the Carousel. One of us is wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket. Quietgal (in non-fluorescent yellow) holding a paper napkin with "MeFi" written on it in black Sharpie.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 2:44 PM on January 21

Walking from 22nd Street Station...
posted by Going To Maine at 2:54 PM on January 21

I'm loitering around the civic center Bart if u guys are coming this way but it is starting to rain.
posted by bleep at 3:22 PM on January 21

Got an outfit?
posted by Going To Maine at 3:25 PM on January 21

Yeah how will we recognize you?
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 3:26 PM on January 21

Heading to civic center at 330
posted by Going To Maine at 3:28 PM on January 21

Ah I have a blue jacket purple scarf and red hair black pants and Uggs. And looking at my phone
posted by bleep at 3:28 PM on January 21

On the march
posted by Going To Maine at 3:29 PM on January 21

I'm in front of the UN cafe anyone want a coffee?
posted by bleep at 3:44 PM on January 21

K we are arriving at civic Centre
posted by Going To Maine at 3:48 PM on January 21

Yeah please!
posted by Going To Maine at 3:49 PM on January 21

U got it 😄
posted by bleep at 3:49 PM on January 21

I'll head your way soonish, though whether we actually find each other I cannot say. Let me know roughly where you wind up within Civic Center.
posted by zachlipton at 3:54 PM on January 21

Hey we're still here outside UN Cafe waiting for walk to start
posted by bleep at 4:17 PM on January 21

Bleep and I are at the Embarcadero. We are planning food, and will go for it soonish
posted by Going To Maine at 5:49 PM on January 21

reminder my phone is in my profile plz text or call if u want
posted by bleep at 5:50 PM on January 21

My phone's not letting me access your profile. We r at the Federal Reserve. Thinking of going to Oasis Grill near 1st & Howard
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 5:52 PM on January 21

We have fled into the Embarcadero. Going to maybe grab food at Bouli Bar
posted by Going To Maine at 5:56 PM on January 21

Home now, great to see you all and thanks for coming! According to the gdoc linked here, 100k people turned out in SF. Not too shabby!
posted by Quietgal at 10:29 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]

Hooray! It was a great time, & a good march. See everyone at the next one…
posted by Going To Maine at 12:29 AM on January 22

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