Women’s March on Asheville Saturday: What you need to know


The Women’s March on Asheville, set for Saturday in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington the same day, will begin in Pack Square Park with a series of speakers at 11 a.m. then move through downtown.

The Washington march, held the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, was organized in opposition to Trump’s administration. Organizers of the Asheville stress that their event is not anti-Trump, but rather pro-women’s rights and human rights.

Here’s more info on the Asheville march from the Facebook event page:

– Time and place: Saturday, January 21, rain or shine. Starts at 11 a.m. at Pack Square (Vance Monument), loops through downtown, ends at Vance Monument).

– March route: will be announced here on Wed Jan 18. It’s 0.7 mile and mostly flat. Stay tuned!

– Opening speakers: Mayor Esther Manheimer will open the march. Six other community leaders will make some remarks. Full list will be disclosed early next week. A couple of names: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (Campaign for Southern Equality) and Iindia Pearson (Community Advocate).

– Parking: The march is in the heart of downtown. Covered and open lot parking will be available. More parking info here.  Please arrive early.

– People with disabilities: We will have some March Ambassadors available to help those who need help. If you have a friend or family member who can help you, bring him or her!

– Children at the march: Children are welcome. Please remember that we are expecting a large crowd. Please keep an eye on your children. They should have a paper with a phone number to call in their pocket in case they get lost.

– We’ve been asked if men are welcome: Yes! This is an inclusive march. This is a time to stand together regardless of gender, age, and abilities. This is about making sure our human rights and constitutional rights are preserved. And this is a peaceful march.

– Dogs at the march? Dogs are allowed on a tight leash.

– Restrooms? Pack Square has public restrooms.

– March signs: You can bring your own. Or we have two poster-making gatherings this coming week: On Jan. 18 from 7PM to 9PM at The Burger Bar and on Jan. 20 from 8PM to 10PM at The BLOCK-off-Biltmore.


Dot Parker January 26, 2017 - 7:49 pm

Americans need to wake up to the highly corrosive and far-flung influence of George Soros. Most are either clueless or in denial. Neither is too smart.

Europeans are ahead of us is waking up to the ugly reality. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-20/george-soros-faces-backlash-eastern-europe-and-balkans

Deplorable Infidel January 24, 2017 - 5:27 pm

Tim Peck is way more clever, talented and knowledgeable than all of you libtards put together
hands down. deal widdit.

Our Asheville Mayor is an obnoxious embarrassment to this city. Ditto that ‘diversity hypocrite’, the ‘reverend’ Jasmine, the new totally INtolerent county commissioner…

Peter Robbins January 25, 2017 - 8:39 am

Yeah, lay off Mr. Peck, willya? His insights are as refreshing as a tall glass of locally controlled water.

Barry Summers January 26, 2017 - 10:15 pm

Mr. Peck is apparently navigating his way through the various stages of grief over the water issue, although he may be stuck on denial. He hasn’t even acknowledged that Asheville won, that I’ve seen.

Godslayer January 25, 2017 - 1:07 pm

Tim Peck is ignorant white trash, just like you, white trash.

Helen January 24, 2017 - 9:11 am

One billionaire compared to an entire cabinet of them?
I think the field is squarely packed in your favour.
Hope you dont need water to drink, or air to breath, as this is going to be in short supply soon.

Frank January 23, 2017 - 3:26 pm

The lengths people are going to find something to criticize about last Saturday is absurd. Invoking the specter of your favorite boogie man George Soros is one of the funniest, though. What’s your implication, anyway? George Soros paid 3.7 million people to come out and protest?

I don’t care if the fucking Babadook was involved, what happened last Saturday was an authentic, organic gathering of people who wanna let the Administration know they aren’t going to shirk away because the election didn’t go the way they wanted.

Tim Peck January 23, 2017 - 10:37 am

NEW YORK TIMES: Leftist billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the so-called so-called Women’s March.

…To understand the march better, I stayed up through the nights this week, studying the funding, politics and talking points of the some 403 groups that are “partners” of the march. Is this a non-partisan “Women’s March”?

Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, a march “partner,” told me his organization was “nonpartisan” but has “many concerns about the incoming Trump administration that include what we see as a misogynist approach to women.” Nick Fish, national program director of the American Atheists, another march partner, told me, “This is not a ‘partisan’ event.” Dennis Wiley, pastor of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, another march “partner,” returned my call and said, “This is not a partisan march.”

Really? UniteWomen.org, another partner, features videos with the hashtags #ImWithHer, #DemsInPhily and #ThanksObama. Following the money, I pored through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the “Women’s March”?

I found out: plenty…


Barry Summers January 23, 2017 - 10:39 pm


chris January 24, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Yawn as in: “Tim Peck has declared something. Yawn.”

Or “Tim Peck uncovers another conspiracy. Yawn.”

Or just “Tim Peck. Yawn.”

Peter Robbins January 25, 2017 - 5:15 am

I was impressed by how many distinguished organizations supported the Women’s March. No wonder it so completely overshadowed Trump’s anemic inauguration.

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