This Saturday – Women’s March 2018

With all that has happened in Santa Rosa over the past few months, it sometimes takes just one person to ask why something is not happening to make it happen. Thanks to Alisse of Brew Coffee & Beer for asking the question and rallying the troops!

Join us from 10:00am – 11:30am for a Women’s Gathering and Rally in Downtown Santa Rosa – Courthouse Square where we will have key speakers, music, community groups tabling and a few children’s activities.

We will not be marching along the downtown streets, but we do invite you to join us at Brew Coffee and Beer House at 555 Healdsburg Avenue, prior to the event (8:30am – 9:45am) to make your own sign*, have some coffee, something to nosh on and then walk to Courthouse Square remaining on the sidewalks – volunteers will be available to direct pedestrians.

After the gathering, we invite everyone to the Welcome Roseland Community Celebration from 12 – 4pm at 779 Roseland Ave. in the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center. Or head over to a Women’s March that afternoon in Sonoma or San Francisco.

All are welcome and encouraged to come – bring family, friends, neighbors and enjoy. The history of the Sonoma County Courthouse that once stood in Courthouse Square includes peaceful protests, rallies and gatherings – this will carry on that tradition in our newly reunified Courthouse Square!

Our event will happen light rain or shine … we will keep an eye on the weather and keep you updated here.

CODE OF CONDUCT:
Our rally will be a safe space for all of those attending and participating. Please be courteous, respectful to everyone, and keep the following in mind:

No alcohol.

No weapons of any kind.

No dogs or pets (service animals only, please).

Be mindful of all attendees, this event is open to everyone and is inclusive to anyone who would like to participate.

VOLUNTEERS:
If you would like to volunteer during the day of the event – post a comment that you are interested here – thanks!

PARKING:
There are 5 parking garages in the downtown area. Lots are at 555 First St., 97 D St., 625 Third St., 735 Fifth St., and 521 7th St (near Brew). There is limited parking around the Square at a premium rate – please consider the parking garages as a first option. For parking rates please visit: https://srcity.org/177/Parking

CYCLISTS:
There are 50 bike racks in Courthouse Square – be sure to bring your own lock and secure your belongings.

BUS SCHEDULE INFO LINKS: City bus: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/transit/citybus/maps_schedules/Pages/default.aspx. Sonoma County bus: http://sctransit.com/maps-schedules/

TIMELINE:
Our community tables will be set up by 10am and speakers will begin by 10:30am, concluding prior to 11:30am. Driving/Walking Maps will be provided for anyone wishing to attend the Welcome Roseland Community Celebration.

Please Note: The above may be subject to change.

Thank you to the organizers of the 2017 Sonoma County Stands Together for Women for creating the energy of solidarity that continues.

*some sign making supplies will be made available while supplies last, coffee and yummy eats are available for purchase.

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