Women's March on Washington: About the Women's March on Washington

About the Women's March on Washington

The Women's March on Washington took place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Marchers congregated at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, near the U.S. Capitol and after a rally, marched to The White House. Approximately 200,000-400,000 marchers were expected to take part, however, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 1.2 million people attended.


Bob Bland
Tamika D. Mallory
Carmen Perez
Linda Sarsour


Breanne Butler, Global Co-Coordinator
Mrinalini Chakraborty, State Co-Coordinator
Ting Ting Cheng, Legal Director
Emma Collum, State Co-Coordinator
Elisa Davis, Artistic Associate
Cassady Fendlay, Head of Communications
Sam Frank, Head of Digital Operations and Data
Tina Frank, Head of Digital Products
Evvie Harmon, Global Co-Coordinator
Jackson Hyland-Lipski, Head of Web Development
Janaye Ingram, Head of Logistics
Alyssa Klein, Social Media Manager
Paola Mendoza, Artistic Director
Toshi Reagon, Musical Director
Caitlin Ryan, Volunteer Coordinator
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Youth and Family Coordinator
Ginny Suss, Producer
Vanessa Wruble, Head of Campaign Operations


Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali's Daughter, Social Worker, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
J. Bob Alotta, Executive Director, Astraea, Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Erika Andiola, Political Outreach Manager, Our Revolution
Zahra Billoo, Spokeswoman, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Bob Bland, Co-Chair, Women's March on Washington
Roslyn Brock, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors
Rabbi Sharon Brous, Founder/Senior Rabbi, IKAR
Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby
Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner
Wendy Carrillo, Human Rights Journalist
Sophie Cruz, Immigrant Rights Activist
Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz
America Ferrera, Chair, Artists Table of Women's March on Washington
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU
Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding and Senior Pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church
Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontre Hamilton
LaDonna Harris, President of Americans for Indian Opportunity & Original Co-Convener of the Women’s Political Caucus
Melissa Harris-Perry, Director, Anna Julia Cooper Center, Editor-at-Large, Elle Magazine
Aida Hurtado, Professor and Luis Leal Endowed Chair, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Donna Hylton, Formally Incarcerated, Criminal Justice Reform Activist
Scarlett Johansson, Actress, Activist
Van Jones, President of Dream Corps, CNN Commentator
Ashley Judd, Humanitarian, PhD student, Actor
Judith LeBlanc, Director of Native Organizers Alliance
Madonna, Singer, actress
Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair of Women's March on Washington, Social Justice Activist
Melissa Mays, Environmental Justice Activist, Flint
Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis
Janet Mock, Author of the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness & the upcoming memoir, Surpassing Certainty
Michael Moore, Filmmaker
Hina Naveed, Co-Director of DRM Action Coalition
Amanda Nguyen, President and Founder, Rise
Carmen Perez, Co-Chair, Women's March on Washington, Executive Director, the Gathering for Justice
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
Sister Ieasha Prime, Executive Director, Barakah, Inc.
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising
Linda Sarsour, Co-Chair, Women's March on Washington, Co-Founder of MPowerChange
Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X's Daughter, Trustee, Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
Gloria Steinem, Feminist Writer, Activist and Organizer
Rhea Suh, President of Natural Resources Defense Council
Randi Weingarten, President, AFT
Raquel Willis, Communications Associate for Transgender Law Center



Useful Links

Women's March website:


GSU Resources:

Digital Collection: Women's Marches 2017 Collection

Research Guide: Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

Research Guide: Women's Marches

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Oral Histories at GSU

Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives

Lucy Hargrett Draper Collections on Women's Rights, Advocacy, and the Law

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