Demonstrators are gathering at Folger Park in downtown DC at 11 am on Saturday to take part in the Women’s March as part of the nationwide pro-choice protests.
The movement is holding marches all around the nation on October 8 to mark one month until Election Day, which is crucial for women’s rights.
The DC march is scheduled to kick off at 1:15 pm following a rally at Folger Park, located on D Street SE, between 2nd and 3rd streets, at noon.
Comedian, actress, and jazz singer Lea DeLaria will emcee the rally, which will also feature performances by Milck, Biianco and Autumn Rowe.
Crowd is gathering at Folgers Park and it feels so good!#WomensWave#ProtectOurFreedoms pic.twitter.com/PPqZqSxiOx
— Shaunna Thomas (@SLThomas) October 8, 2022
“We’re more fired up than ever to elect more women and pro-choice candidates around the country — we’re ready for the Women’s Wave!” said the organizers on the event’s website.
Participants are expected to hold placards that are shaped as blue waves with their messages on them and wear eye make-up that looks like blue waves.
“We want to turn the streets across America into feminist tsunamis!” the group said ahead of the march, sharing a video tutorial that shows how to make blue wave-shaped signs.
The DC Women’s March will offer its official merchandise at a pop-up shop by The Outrage that will open at 1811 14th Street in Northwest Washington.