Women’s March on Denver
The Women's March on Denver was inspired by the Women's March on Washington
D.C. A group of local women came together to plan the event last November. News of
the march spread organically through social media, with more than 40,000 women, men
and children from around Colorado expressing interest in participating. Hundreds have
volunteered to help.
When: January 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March begins at 9:30 a.m., Voorhies Memorial
Rally begins at 11:15 a.m., Greek Amphitheater
Where: Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado
March Information: First Amendment permits were secured for the march and rally. The
march route will travel through downtown Denver, beginning and ending at Civic Center Park..
Rally Information: Thirty speakers and performers will take the stage at the rally. The list
includes members of the Colorado General Assembly, women serving on Denver city council
and various commissions, nonprofit executives, business leaders, educators, health care
professionals, human rights advocates, poets, musicians, and many more.
Speakers and Performers: Irene Aguilar, Erin Anderson, Bella Diva Dance, Susan (Levy)
Buchanan, Lauren Y. Casteel, Crisanta Duran, Sara Gita Flores, Maymangwa Flying Earth, Fort
Collins Hoop Circle, Nicole Garcia, Fawn Germer, Ami Gerstner, Courtney Gray, Leslie Herod,
Jessie Hilb, Nadeen Ibrahim, Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Ruthie Jordan, Robin Kniech, Arnetta
Koger, Fatu Lady Drummer, Jacki Dixon Marsh, Toluwanimi Obiwole, Michelle Penland, Kriste
Peoples, Lucy Roucis, Coni Sanders, Gillian Silverman, Arnette Sinclair-Koger, Suzi Q. Smith,
SuCh, Sarah Tyson, and Cris Williamson. http://www.marchoncolorado.org/home/bios
Transportation: Marchers are encouraged to take public transportation or ride-share.
Sister Marches: Over 600 sister marches have been scheduled around the world for January
21, including 10 sister marches in Colorado. https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters
Organizers: Cheetah McClellan, Karen Hinkel, Jessica Rogers
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Lisa Cutter, (303) 525-3602, email@example.com
Women's March on Denver
Schedule of Events January 21, 2017, 9 a.m.—3 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Marchers gather at Civic Center Park, Voorhies Memorial
9:30 a.m. March Begins (Route)
11:15 a.m. Rally at Civic Center Park, Greek Amphitheater
11:05-11:15 Lady Fatu & Drummers leading marchers into Civic Center Park
11:15-11:20 MC Welcome - Ami Gerstner
11:20-11:25 Fawn Germer
11:25-11:30 Maymangwa Flying Earth
11:35-11:40 Cris Williamson
11:40-11:45 Jessie Hilb
11:50-11:55 Lauren Y. Casteel
11:55-12:05 Gillian Silverman & Sarah Tyson
12:10-12:15 Bella Diva Dance
12:15-12:20 Suzi Q
12:25-12:30 Jacki Dixon Marsh
12:30-12:35 Robin Kniech
12:35-12:40 Courtney Gray
12:45-12:50 Erin Anderson
12:50-12:55 Ruthie Jordan
1:00-1:05 Nadeen Ibrahim
1:05-1:11 Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet + Guest
1:15-1:20 Sara Gita Flores
1:20-1:25 Toluwanimi Obiwole
1:30-1:35 Michelle Penland
1:35-1:40 Coni Sanders
1:40-1:45 Leslie Herod
2:00-2:05 Crisanta Duran
2:05-2:10 Kriste Peoples
2:10-2:15 Irene Aguilar
2:15-2:20 Nicole Garcia
2:25-2:30 Lucy Roucis
2:30-2:35 Fort Collins Hoop Circle
2:40-2:45 Susan (Levy) Buchanan
2:45-2:50 Arnetta Koger
2:50-3:00 MC Closing Remarks
Women’s March on Denver
Cheetah McClellan and her family live in Denver where she is a math interventionist for
Denver Public Schools and helps run her husband's chimney sweep business. Cheetah
is a University of Colorado Denver graduate and is currently working towards her
Master's in Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education and Curriculum Design.
Concerned about the vastly different and often degrading experiences that millions of
people face as a result of their race, gender, sexuality, or religion, Cheetah began
organizing the march as a way to send a message that we intend to remain vigilant
against injustice of any kind and hold our elected officials accountable.
Jessica Rogers grew up in Arvada and received a B.A. in Literature from the University
of Colorado Denver. She recently returned home to Colorado after spending four years
at the University of Iowa where she pursued an education in book history, bookbinding,
and book conservation, completing a Master’s Degree in Library Sciences and a
certificate program in Book Arts. She is currently a contract librarian working in Golden
and spends her free time bookbinding in her studio space in the Santa Fe art district.
Jessica believes people want action right now and that that we need to remain vigilant
to avoid losing any human rights in the coming years.
Karen Hinkel was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Boulder City, Nevada and moved to
Las Vegas in her teens. She moved to Denver and worked as a flight attendant until
2007. While attending the University of Colorado Denver, Karen started to purchase
rentals so she could work less and study more. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy, and
now owns TKH Realty, The Philanthropic Real Estate Company, with her husband.
Karen has always been a feminist and saw danger ahead after the election. She
decided it was time for her to act, which is why she became one of the march
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