DOWNTOWN — The Women’s March will return to Grant Park in January.
Organizers said the rally is being held because “2020 is going to be a BIG year” and they want attendees to speak out, according to the event’s Facebook page. This year’s Women’s March will focus on a variety of political causes: women’s rights, racial justice, climate change, gun violence prevention and more.
The first Women’s March in Chicago was held in January 2017, and an estimated 250,000 people filled Grant Park to unite against then-newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. It was the third-largest rally of its kind in the United States.
More Women’s Marches have been held since then, though they’ve seen smaller crowds. Organizers opted to skip an anniversary rally in January 2019 and instead held one in March.
This year’s rally runs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18 at Grant Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring handmade signs. More details are available on its Facebook page.