Three Women Marching in Washington D.C.

Scotties March: Registration Open for Washington D.C. and Atlanta Women's Marches

Jan. 21, 2017
Washington D.C. and Atlanta

Saturday, Jan. 21, marks a historic occasion where women from around the globe will participate in a march in Washington, D.C. to “send a bold message to our new administration that women’s rights are human rights.” Galvanizing around a variety of social issues related to justice and inclusion, over one million women are expected to participate in the Women's March on Washington, a peaceful demonstration in the nation’s capital on this day. Around the country, other women have also organized marches in solidarity with one another including the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women on the same day. Both marches will bring together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies at the national and state level.  

Agnes Scott College will sponsor students to attend these two marches through a partnership with the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service and the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion. Participation in the marches anchor the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Week of Human Rights and Social Justice annual programs at Agnes Scott.

Who can register to attend with Agnes Scott?

Women’s March on Washington, D.C.
Agnes Scott is able to sponsor 30 currently enrolled students to attend the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Students will need to pay a $20 deposit and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Students who participate in the Washington, D.C. trip will depart campus at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, on a charter bus for the Washington, D.C. area and return by 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Housing will be provided on Friday and Saturday nights in cabins at Melwood Recreation Center in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Continental breakfast items will be served each morning, but students will be responsible for all other meals throughout the duration of the trip. 

The Women’s March on Washington will be a peaceful demonstration bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women and their allies nationally. The march will be held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. beginning with a rally at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, near the U.S. Capitol. Attendees will march toward the Washington Monument on Independence, separated from the National Mall by the southernmost row of Smithsonian museums.

All spots for the Washington, D.C. march trip have been filled. If you are still interested in attending, please sign up to be on the wait list. You will be contacted if space becomes available.

Atlanta March on Social Justice and Women
The Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women will be a peaceful demonstration of solidarity bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women and their allies in Georgia and nationally. The march will be held in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. beginning at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ending at the Georgia State Capitol. 

Registered participants for the Atlanta march will meet at Agnes Scott's front loop around 11:15 a.m. to depart campus for the Decatur MARTA station. Students, faculty, staff and alumnae can register to attend and are asked to wear an Agnes Scott T-shirt.

Click here to register for the Atlanta march. 

Why is Agnes Scott participating?

Understanding the relationship between dominant and marginalized cultures, subcultures and groups is a critical leadership skill in bringing about effective change in a global society. The respective marches provide opportunities for students to observe leaders from all walks of life, understand their purpose and exercise moral courage. By attending the Women's March on Washington and the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, students will have the opportunity to be a part of history and fulfill Agnes Scott's mission of educating women “to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.” 

I cannot attend, but how can I participate in Agnes Scott’s efforts from afar?

We will use the hashtags #WhyIMarch and #ScottiesMarch in social media posts during the event, and we encourage people to actively participate by posting photos and statements of affirmation.

I am not a currently enrolled student but I would like to participate by walking in the marches, how can I find out more?

All alumnae, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend each march. We are only able to provide transportation to currently enrolled students for Washington, D.C. In Atlanta, we invite everyone to join us at the front loop as we will depart Agnes Scott using public transportation and anyone can join us that day.

For more information on the Women’s March on Washington visit womensmarch.com.

For more information on the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women visit atlantamarch.com.

Are there other resources for Scotties to connect regarding the marches?

Scotties have been actively communicating on social media through a variety of resources. The college does not manage the private Facebook group for the event, however we encourage you to engage with others by visiting.