We are pleased to announce the following schedule of events and speakers for the Women United March, January 26, 2019:
Headliners include renowned co-keynote speakers Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Anita Earls, and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace & Social Justice Rabbi Judith Schindler.
The day’s events kick off in First Ward Park (301 E. 7th Street) at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome from representatives of Women United March co-sponsoring organizations:
Taking the stage as Emcees for the event are Andrea “Angie C.” Chandler, Manager of Educational Initiatives and Public Programs at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Gina Esquivel, self-described “Costarican Southern” and the Principal of Civic Canvas, a bilingual boutique consulting firm.
Scheduled speakers for the program are:
Julie Eiselt, Mayor Pro-Tem
Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin as one of four children. She attended public schools… (click for full bio).
Stefania Arteaga, Co-Founder, Comunidad Colectiva
Stefania Arteaga migrated from San Salvador, El Salvador to the States at the age of 7. As an immigrant, Stefania was compelled to advocate for immigrant rights due to the struggles she and her family faced as newcomers… (click for full bio)
Cat Bao Le, Director, Southeast Asian Coalition
Cat Bao Le has been organizing in North Carolina for the last 8 years. Raised in North London and California… (click for full bio).
Susan Harden, County Commissioner
Susan B. Harden, County Commissioner for District 5 of Mecklenburg, is not a politician. She’s an educator, a doer and a dedicated public servant… (click for full bio).
Hannah Hasan, Poet, Co-Creator EpochTribe
As a passionate spoken word poet, a talented storyteller, and a skilled master class facilitator, Hannah is a career artist and… (click for full bio).
Myka Johnson, Core Organizer, Charlotte Uprising
Myka T Johnson is a community organizer and radical abolitionist from Charlotte, N.C. Myka is one of the core organizers of Charlotte Uprising… (click for full bio).
Rebby Kern, Dir of School Outreach, Time Out Youth
Rebby works directly with students, school personnel, administrators and district-level administrators to provide youth leadership programs… (click for full bio).
Dr. Gina Navarrete, Co-President, Charlotte Women’s March
Dr. Gina Navarrete is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is the current Co-President of the Charlotte Women’s March… (click for full bio).
Pamela Pearson, Attorney, Chair-Board of PPSAT
Pam is an attorney and political activist living in the Charlotte, NC area. She is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic… (click for full bio).
UNFORTUNATELY, REV RISHER WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND DUE TO ILLNESS
Reverend Sharon Washington Risher, Activist, Author
Reverend Sharon Washington Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015… (click for full bio).
Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD, Chair, Healthcare Justice-NC
Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe worked as a family physician for the underserved for Carolinas HealthCare System for 34 years before retiring in 2015… (click for full bio).
Misty Uribe, Survivor Fellow, Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Misty Uribe and her family became survivors of gun violence when her son witnessed his friend shoot another friend in the face with an unsecured rifle…. (click for full bio).
Ash Williams, NC Organizer, SisterSong
Ash Williams is a trans non-binary femme from Fayetteville, NC. As a Black Lives Matter organizer, Ash has educated the NC community… (click for full bio)
Women United March Co-Sponsors: Charlotte Womens March and National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter.
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