Our Events are the core of the Women’s March Global platform, enabling local communities and individuals to have a voice, take action, and initiate change.
Women’s March Global Events include Actions, Conferences, Huddles, Marches, Salons, and Vigils, helping Chapters take action on issues related to women’s rights and each pillar of the H.E.R.S. Framework.
A March is a public gathering to bring attention to a specific issue or issues. The main purpose of a March is public awareness, which can be connected to specific actions such as policy change. A March starting point and end point usually have significance and direct relation to the issues being addressed, such as government buildings, embassies, corporate headquarters, etc. Most Marches either begin, end, or are bookended by a rally with live speakers.
An Action is a direct and physical act to promote and catalyse specific changes in your community and in governance. Actions can be organized through your Huddle, School, Chapter or community. Here are some examples of Actions: sit-in, strike, walkout, rally, community service, meeting with members of your government, workshops, or booth.
A Women’s March Conference is a large, potentially multi-day ticketed event focused on a number of issues of interest to the local community. A Women’s March Conference may include keynote presentations of 20 minutes or less, breakout sessions, workshops, and unconference sessions. Your Women’s March Conference can be organised with other Chapters in your country or region and/or with partner organisations as well. Ideally there are actionable outcomes.
A Huddle is a gathering of a small group of friends, family, neighbours and fellow organisers, providing a guide and a space to meet. Your role as a Chapter leader and/or huddle host is a critical part of how we keep the Women's March Global spirit alive, build the movement beyond those who marched, and set a concrete plan of action.
A Salon is an intimate gathering, a “convening” with 100 or fewer people that occurs frequently (i.e. monthly or quarterly) and includes one or more live speakers. The purpose of a Women's March Salon is to foster an understanding of Women's March Global, highlight local issues, challenges, and stories in your city or region and keep the community connected between the less frequent larger local events and annual Women's March.
Women's March Salons should strive to discover and present great local speakers in the community to speak on and highlight key issues affecting your community. You may live stream your Salon and encourage other Chapters to watch the live stream or coordinate organising Salons around similar topics.
A Vigil is an informal gathering or meetup in respect of a specific issue, cause, or tragedy. It is usually held in the evening at a public space, often at a location relevant to the specifics of the Vigil.
This is just a start! As we grow, we look to you for suggestions for events and activities to add to our list. Let us know what works for your Chapter so Women’s March Global events will evolve and represent us all. We’re building this global community together.