Women across the country will celebrate the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on January 19, 2019. In Austin, there has been some confusion about whether there will be a local March. Several events have been posted on social media channels, some of which appear to conflict with each other. Hopefully this will clear up any confusion.
The short answer is there is one event, taking place on January 19th at the Texas State Capitol in support of women’s fight for equality and equity. The Austin Women’s Rally 2019 is an extension of the Texas Reproductive Rights Rally that takes place annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This year the rally is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and you can get more information at the Facebook event. Full event details are also posted below.
There is no March associated with the event this year. Organizing a march in Austin has become increasingly challenging, and requires a lot of advanced notice and funding to accomplish. While some events listed on Facebook and other social media or event sites may identify themselves as a “Women’s March” on January 19 or 20, those are not affiliated with the Austin Women’s Rally or March On Texas. There are marches in other cities, including Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
We’d love for everyone interested in an Austin event that supports women’s issues, join us at the Texas State Capitol for the Austin Women’s Rally on January 19, 2019.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas
Hosted by TRRR Texas Reproductive Rights Rally #roevwadetx
We hope this clarifies any questions you have, but feel free to contact any of our organizations for any additional questions:
Melissa Fiero, March On Texas/Women’s March On Austin 2017
Lisa Benjamin Goodgame, Indivisible Austin
Pantsuit Austin Team
Kym Whitehead, Austin Women’s Rally