SSSCSSCC An Occassional Series: Peace March
posted September 20, 2017 1:08 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 14 at 12:00 PM, Federal Plaza
Dirksen Federal Bldg, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
The Nationwide Solidarity March For Peace falls on October's 2nd Saturday and I know some intrepid Second Saturday-ers were interested. Shall we go together? Meet afterwards for drinks and debrief? I suggest we meet at 11:30 near the Dunkin' Donuts, SE of Federal Plaza. The march details are the event details. The rest is in the comments.
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posted by crush to Meetup (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

If people will be doing the usual Long Room thing, let me know and I'll add that to the event details. Also, we can just go to the Long Room after the rally (which the internet says runs until 6pm) if folks like that idea.
posted by crush at 2:34 PM on September 20, 2017

I would like to do something but would unfortunately not be able to walk/march/ambulate/etc.
posted by Evilspork at 12:56 AM on September 21, 2017

I'm not planning on going to the Long Room in the morning but will be at the protest.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:07 AM on October 10, 2017

The march is still scheduled to start at noon and break up around 3 (although there's a fair amount of confusion on the Facebooks) I'm not really available post march any more but shall we say 4:00 at Long Room for those who are?
posted by crush at 10:08 AM on October 12, 2017

The ink is not even dry on my comment and now I'm looking at this:
the Handmaids will stage a silent protest at the Federal Plaza on Saturday, October 14 at 12:00PM in support of reproductive justice for all women.

The ink isn't even dry on HB 40 which protects a women's right to choose in Illinois and anti-choice legislators have introduced HB 4108 which would repeal it.

Congress passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act legislation that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The Trump administration continues it's assault on women's health care by issuing new rules that weaken ObamaCare’s birth control mandate.

There is no choice where there is no access.

Of the two, I would be more inclined to support this. When I have more information, I'll share.
posted by crush at 10:41 AM on October 12, 2017

So the Handmaids say they are aware of the Peace March and there's no conflict between the events. However, I am mostly likely going to remain with the Handmaid's Vigil and then disperse.
posted by crush at 2:51 PM on October 12, 2017

Forecast is for rain and more rain.

I'm definitely not doing a protest today.

I'm willing to stop by longroom if there is a group of us.
posted by AlexiaSky at 5:59 AM on October 14, 2017

Here's the NYTimes 360 video of the Handmaids yesterday.
posted by crush at 7:29 AM on October 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

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