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At the lectern, left to right, Liz Radford, Ann Scholhamer and Jessica Scheller are joined by other activists at a press conference at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, where the route was announced for a march in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 21, in response to the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

At the lectern, left to right, Liz Radford, Ann Scholhamer and Jessica Scheller are joined by other activists at a press conference at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, where the route was announced for a march in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 21, in response to the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

By Claire Wootton, Evanston Township

Were you hoping to attend the March on Washington but can’t make it to D.C.? Here’s everything you need to know about the sister-march that’s happening in Chicago.

When?

The March is taking place on January 21st, 2017. It is happening in conjunction with the march in Washington and 615 other marches around the world. In Chicago the rally, where the crowd will be gathering before the march to listen to speakers, will begin at 10am and the march will begin at 11:30am.

Where?

The rally will be held in Grant park near the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Lake Shore Drive. The march will proceed west down Jackson Boulevard, north down Dearborn Street and then back south down Clark Street.

What do I need to do to attend?

Just show up! Come prepared with signs, weather-appropriate clothing, and any snacks or water you may want. If you would like to register for the event in order to get additional info about logistics, you can do it on the website:  http://womens121marchonchicago.org/register-for-the-march/

Can teenagers attend?

Yes! The purpose of the march is to a statement to the new administration about the future, and it is important that teenagers join in and take a stand about shaping the future.

For more information check out the Chicago march’s website: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

To see different women are marching, check out the hashtag #whyimarch and share your own!

https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhyIMarch

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