Everything you need to know about the Miami women’s rally on Saturday

This Saturday, thousands of women from all around South Florida are expected to gather at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater for the local version of the Women’s March on Washington happening on the same day and at the same time. We talked to some of them here.

It’s all volunteer-run, and with the rally approaching so soon, organizers are kind of swamped. Some of you had questions about how it all works. We got them to spell it all out for us.

Where:

Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132

When:

Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m.

What’s it going to look like?

When you’re walking in, there will be music and a dance performance. Then, representatives of 16 to 20 different non-profits will be speaking briefly about what they do and how to get involved.

Following that, speakers will be address concerns like Islamophobia, immigration, disability rights, the role of men, and the Affordable Care Act.

The rally will end with two keynote speeches: one from Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization of Women, and one from Marleine Bastien, the executive director of Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami, an organization that advocates for and empowers Haitian women.

Do I have to buy tickets?

The rally is free. Register here to help organizers get an accurate head count.

How can I donate?

Go here. They’ve already raised almost $70,000 (as of Wednesday afternoon).

Can I bring a sign?

Yes, but it can’t have any sticks or poles.

Are men welcome?

Yes! Everyone is welcome.

I heard there are buses. How does that work?

Buses were organized to help participants in Broward and West Palm Beach get to the amphitheater. Registration opened a month ago, but it’s now closed.

Organizers suggest using the Tri-rail, Metrorail or Metromover. Directions here. (Parking will be a nightmare. Take their advice.)

Will there be t-shirts at the rally to purchase?

Yes, but they can’t guarantee your size. If you want to make sure you get the size you want, you can order priority shipping of the shirts and other swag here. It should make it in time for the rally, as the manufacturer is local.

How many seats are there?

There’s room for 10,000 people. There are 2,672 fixed benches and 7,328 in the lawn.

Is it accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, it is ADA-accessible and there will be reserved sections for the disabled and the elderly.

How can I volunteer?

Volunteering is now closed.

What can’t I bring?

• Weapons of any kind
• Alcohol
• Illegal Drugs / Substances
• Glass Containers or Cans
• Hard Sided / Large Coolers
• Large or oversized Bags / Back-Packs
• Laser Pointers
• Animals (except service animals)
• Fireworks
• Glowsticks
• Selfie Sticks
• Lawn Chairs
• Umbrellas are NOT permitted in the seating area

  • Michelle Cory

    so mine was cancelled from coral springs.

  • Michelle Cory

    the company is screwing me, He said the only bus going is from imperial point. because they didnt have enough people for the other ones. so i signed up for imperial point and nothing. So we’re taking the tri-rail

  • May I suggest we use this chant: http://bit.ly/2jCDQWe BTW, anyone coming from Miami Beach?

  • Michelle Cory

    disapointed that crowd trips cancelled buses , taking tri -rail

    • Roshan

      Oh it wasn’t cancelled, they just got filled up.

    • Debbie Fersh Shapiro

      Where did you hear that the buses are cancelled? Nine of my friends and I are booked on a bus from Boca Raton.

      • Michelle Cory

        lucky you are there two more seats. i cant even find the link to the page . who’s in charge of the boca group?

  • Publius Houstoniensis

    Good to celebrate that we will have an opportunity to make America great again.

    Not a return to segregation and Jim Crow, because those were Democrat policies, or a return of the Ku Klux Klan, because that was a para-military affiliate of the Democrat party.

    Instead, for example, a return to America in the 1980s with the Reagan administration, when the American economy grew by a third and we joined to defeat the Evil Empire of the Soviet Union.

    • CB Mills

      ^delusional deplorable.

      • brazmonky

        Stop. It. you should know that as soon as the democratic party fully adopted the policies that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, southern democrats fled the party for the GOP and have never looked back. Because they are incorrigible racists. Sounds like you are the same. Give us your real name publius. So we can submit it to your employer.

        #youreFired

        • Publius Houstoniensis

          Deplorably yours.

          • Roshan

            Hey all, appreciate your perspective, but this is just a list of FAQs about how to attend the Women’s Rally, which is a non-partisan event.

          • Publius Houstoniensis

            Non-partisan event?

          • brazmonky

            You going to come out from behind your fake name little doggie?

        • Publius Houstoniensis

          In any event, the Democrat party never accepted the equal treatment principles underlying the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and instead immediately moved to the unequal treatment principles of affirmative action, ethnic grievance-mongering and victimology shakedown. See Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

    • Larry M

      Not a return to segregation, except for a ban on all muslims and a wall to keep out Mexicans. Not Jim Crow, but gerrymandering, voter ID laws, felon disenfranchisement, fake news about voter fraud, and every other cynical scheme Republican lawmakers can dream up to discourage minorities from voting. No return of the Ku Klux Klan, but retweets of white supremacists by the president-elect and the editor of Breitbart in the White House. #MAGA

      • Publius Houstoniensis

        True racism since 1965 in America has been the Great Society welfare state destroying the African family, so that today around three-quarters of their children are born out of wedlock.

        The result is government dependency and serfdom to Caesar.