Congratulations to all who joined in Women's Marches all over the world, in person and virtually!
Since mid-December, It’s Time Network has been so pleased to actively support march efforts by introducing march organizers to our funding networks and hosting web calls featuring both DC and Sister March organizers and other professionals to provide information to march participants and across our networks.
As you may know, It's Time Network also conducted a text campaign from Friday, January 20th through Tuesday, January 24th, in which march participants were encouraged to share their participation, whether in person or virtual, via text. The count was not officially organized by the lead organizers of the march, but it was developed by ITN to support their efforts to include those marchers who participated spontaneously or through virtual means. All information collected through the campaign is secure, and count numbers will only be shared with march organizers.
We continue to work in partnership with this unifying movement, and are in contact with march organizers to provide them the information you supplied.
As we move forward, the Women’s March organizers have developed a 10 Actions for the first 100 Days campaign to activate women and allies for change following the march. You can find the action you can do today and sign up for updates here.
Thank you for making your participation known and spreading the word to other marchers! If you have further questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Effective Messaging & Communication
Tina Cassidy, an organizer with the Women's March on America, shared a presentation on effective messaging and communications at the marches.
Information on Safety & Security
If you have questions about safety and security at the Women's March in D.C. and sister cities, please refer to this list of Frequently Asked Questions, answered by D.C. March leader Tamika Mallory, or visit the Women's March on Washington website.
Panel Experts & Resources
Dr. Erica Chenoweth
- How to prepare for nonviolent protest
- How to be successful in nonviolent protest and maintain nonviolent discipline
- Information on nonviolence training
- Additional resources for safety and security
Dr. Chenoweth is a Professor & Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Dr. Chenoweth is an internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives. Foreign Policy magazine ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2013 for her efforts to promote the empirical study of civil resistance, and she received the 2014 Karl Deutsch Award, which the International Studies Association gives annually to the scholar under the age of 40 who has made the greatest impact on the field of international politics or peace research.
- What the oath is and how we can take it
- Why the oath is crucial
- How to spread the word about the oath
- Learn more about the Take the Oath website
Jillian Misrack has nearly twenty years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, most recently at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and currently with Propper Daley, a social impact firm in Los Angeles which is supporting Take the Oath.
Ceci is an organizer for the March on America, the former Director of Volunteer Engagement on Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, and a long-time advocate and activist for financial literacy.
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Kate Vandeveld published What's Next After the Women's March? in Women's March on Washington 2017-01-23 19:50:00 -0800
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IT’S TIME NETWORK ANSWERS THE QUESTION: “WHAT’S NEXT?”
FOLLOWING WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Launching framework for accelerating gender equity: Resources now available
San Francisco, January 20, 2017 -- As hundreds of thousands of women from across the country gather on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington and sister cities around the world, It’s Time Network launches resources and frameworks for accelerated collective action toward equity for women and girls.
It’s Time Network (ITN) is an inclusive community of individuals and organizations working collaboratively to accelerate the full empowerment of women and girls to achieve gender equity, evolve democracy, and build fair economies that regenerate the Earth.
Seeking to harness the momentum around the Women’s Marches, It’s Time Network is launching “Counting All Marchers,” a text-based campaign to invite everyone to be counted for their participation in the march, whether in Washington, DC or one of 616 Sister Marches taking place around the globe. To be counted for your participation in the campaign, text COUNT ME to 89800, for one vote per phone.
The text program builds on “Calling All Women,” a series of video conference calls that started last month and will continue after the march facilitating nation-wide connections between individuals and organizations coordinating grassroots-level action toward gender equity in cities across the country.
These initiatives are among a set of tools available for participants in the Network City Program, ITN’s groundbreaking effort to support collective impact at the local level.
The Network City Program is the first national cross-sector network to bring individuals and organizations together to accelerate progress for women and girls over the long-term.
The first chapter in San Francisco is growing and the second chapter will be launched this spring at It’s Time 2017: Denver Gender Equity Summit, an unprecedented gathering of mayors to advance progress on a spectrum of issues affecting women. The Network City Program will convene Local Advisory Councils (LACs) in each city, who will commission a Women’s Well-Being Index (WWI) that will identify the status of women and girls across a set of key issue areas. Each LAC will coalesce an inclusive group of participant to design and implement collective impact projects that address the most pressing issues identified in the WWI.
This collaborative, cross-sector action is intended to have measurable impact in the lives of women and girls on issues of greatest relevance in each city in the network.
More information about It’s Time Network is available at www.itstimenetwork.org.