(Updated on 5/20/20)
The Asheville Women’s March organizers are doing an online rally and concert on September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm to encourage voting in this all important election, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, to life up voices of organizers and to share the joy of music. They made some changes to do a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her passing on Sep. 18.
When: Monday, September 21, 9:00pm-10:15pm
Where: Streaming on Youtube at Weblink: https://youtu.be/Iz4NF7y_vk4
or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJcZZVaciug or find latest address at
Who: Speakers represent Planned Parenthood, NC NOW, Immigration Rights, Black Lives Matter, ERA-NC Alliance, religious leaders, and local elected officials.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301722794494573/
Watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWIHl2qkitk&feature=youtu.be
According to the facebook event, “This virtual rally will include live and pre-recorded segments from local musicians, activists and community members (line-up coming soon!). In addition to promoting our mission, we’d like to emphasize our message not only to “get out the vote” but to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment that grants women the right to vote, and honor the suffragettes who fought a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. We will once again be the progressive movement heard across the western North Carolina region uniting people of all ages regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We will e-march in support of human rights and for justice.”
Update on 9/20/20: The timing changed to include a tribute on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, so rally will begin at 9:00PM on Monday 9/21/20. Colonel Moe Davis will address RBG’s impact on him and on gender equality.
Speakers and musicians include: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Deacon Glenda McDowell, Moe Davis, Kat Williams, Rhoda Weaver, Carolina Siliceo Perez, Jimmie Cochran-Pratt, Kelsey Childers, Tiece Ruffin, Nikki Harris, Rich Mueller, Gailya Paliga, and more!
Gailya Paliga, President of NC NOW, speaks to Women’s March on Asheville.
Next is a video capturing the 13 NC women’s marches we knew about in 2017, including Asheville’s huge women’s march! Music by Dylan Louise Linehan of Mad Gallica, who is a North Carolina native. Directed by fellow Raleigh Women’s March organizer Yevonne Brannon.