I asked the organizers of Women's March Oakland if they could provide any information and tips for bringing children along to the Oakland March on January 18, 2020.
Women's March Oakland, what to expect
Organizers and participants will meet Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland at 10 am for coffee, community, and crafts. The march begins and ends at this location. At 11 am the march begins. At noon, the rally will begin with speakers, art and music concluding at 4 pm. See the full schedule here >
Time of March: 10 am to 4 pm
Starting Location: Frank Ogawa Plaza (near 12th Street Oakland BART)
Ending Location: Frank Ogawa Plaza (near 12th Street Oakland BART)
No tickets required. Organizers request $0 RSVP on the Eventbrite page.
Families with children are welcome to attend, but it is a personal choice whether to bring them along (always!). Please note, there will be amplified sound during the rally portion of the event for speakers and entertainment. And it will be crowded, with lots of walking.
More Bay Area Women's (Sister) March events
These are also on Saturday, January 18, 2020
- Alameda at 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Safeway parking lot car entrance on Island Dr.
- San Francisco Civic Center at 11 am
- Walnut Creek Civic Center at 10:30 am
What to bring to the march
Just like with any large parade, you'll want to be prepared. Items encouraged to bring would include:
- warm clothing
- creative sign with positive messaging – I like mine to be two-sided to entertain the folks behind us
- rain gear as needed