Voices of The March

“It is important for women to do something about what they see.”

Roma Tearne

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”

President Barack Obama

10:00 AM PRE-RALLY CELEBRATION

Emeline Easton
Genki Spark
Voices Rising
Gund Kwok

11:00 AM SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS

Welcome
Mariama White-Hammond

Mariama White-Hammond is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She serves on the ministerial staff at Bethel AME Church in Boston and is a Masters of Divinity Candidate at Boston University School of Theology. (MORE)

America The Beautiful
Boston Children’s Chorus

The Boston Children’s Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city’s diverse communities and inspire social change. (MORE)

Pledge of Allegiance
Commissioner Giselle Sterling

Giselle Sterling is Commissioner of Veteran’s Services for the City of Boston, and she is the first Latina and the first woman to hold this position. (MORE)

Amazing Grace
Claudia Fox Tree and Savannah Fox Tree-McGrath

Claudia and Savannah Fox Tree are First Nations persons of Arawak descent. Claudia Fox Tree is a professional educator and leads conversations on Native American identity, culture, and history. Her daughter, Savannah Fox Tree, will sing in Cherokee.

Boston Welcome
Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Mayor Walsh is the 54th and current Mayor of Boston. Mayor Walsh was born and raised in Dorchester by immigrant parents. (MORE)

REMARKS & REFLECTIONS

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts. (MORE)

Hayat Imam

Hayat Imam is a former Executive Director of Boston Women’s Fund, past President of the Board of Grassroots International, and an active member of Mass Peace Action and Dorchester People for Peace.

Roxana Rivera, Kindalay Cummings-Akers,
Barbara Madeloni

Roxana Rivera is head of 32BJ Service Employees International Union District 615.  She has been organizing low-wage workers for over twenty years, fighting for workers’ rights and justice for immigrants. (MORE)
Kindalay Cummings-Akers has been a Personal Care Attendant for 30 years, and has been a member of 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East since 2006. (MORE)
Barbara Madeloni is president of the 110,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association.  She is a strong advocate for students and educators in the public schools and public higher education system in Massachusetts.

Love Richardson and Leslie Jonas

Love Richardson is a 2-term, tribal council member of the Fresh Water People of the Nipmuc Nation. For many years, she has focused on domestic Violence Prevention. Leslie Jonas is a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. She is currently the Tribe’s Head of Operations as the Tribal Administrator for the Community’s Tribal Government Center of Operations.

Kanisha Hans

Kanisha Hans volunteers for Planned Parenthood.  She serves on the steering committee for the Boston Doula Project which brings compassionate care to people experiencing abortion.

Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko is a Callaloo Fellow, multi-nominated for Best of the Net, as well as nominated for the Independent Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize and finalist for the 2016 Winter Tangerine Awards for Poetry. He is a featured 2016 speaker on TEDxNewYork. (MORE)

Carol Rose

Carol Rose is Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, a nonpartisan membership organization that uses litigation, legislation, communications and activism to promote civil rights and defend civil liberties.

Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq.

Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq. is the President of the NAACP, Boston Branch.  The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the country and the Boston Branch is the oldest Branch.  Committed to the elimination of racial discrimination and the pursuit of justice, equality and freedom for all, the NAACP Boston Branch is focused on criminal justice reform, economic development and accountability in public education.

Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey began serving in January 2015, leading the people’s law firm as the people’s lawyer, continuing a career spent fighting for justice and equal rights. (MORE)

12:00 NOON PEOPLE'S OATH

People’s Oath Presenters

Paola Ozuna, Anthony Britt, Yordanos Eyoel,
Miosoty Castillo, Olivia Richard

THE MARCH

Marchers will proceed out of the Common for a
one-mile March along Commonwealth Avenue.

POST RALLY PERFORMANCE

Second Line Brass Band
Emeline
GenkiSparks

HEADER PHOTO:Andrew Malone

“People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. “

Senator Elizabeth Warren

” There is no such thing as freedom for any woman as long as racism wins.”

Gloria Steinem, Why I March

“No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”

Barbara Ehrenreich