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The Third Annual Women’s Rally and March will take place beginning at 10:40 AM on
Saturday, Jan. 19 outside at the Gateway Building in downtown Peoria, IL.
The organizers of the march stated: “This is a local march, organized by a coalition of women
and allies across the central Illinois region. We come to this event and this movement with an
understanding of and an appreciation for the perspectives and experiences that have shaped us
collectively as well as individually. Our movement is made richer by our differences of culture,
race, ethnicity, religion, orientation, and more. As a grassroots effort, this day is a celebration of
what unites us as women. On this day we stand in solidarity in our shared value for social
The event will begin with music by Sarah Marie Dillard, followed at 11 AM with a welcome by
Sherry Cannon, a song, “King of Anything” by Dillard, Mega Maroney, & Emilele.
The keynote speaker with be Illinois Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria.).
Other speakers will include:
Chama St. Louis – Civil Rights/Poverty and Women
Katie Jones/Moms Against Gun Violence – Safety
Catalina Zavala – Immigration
Nicole Livsey – LGBTQ Civil Rights
Tracy Meints Fox – Environmental Issues
Dr. Rhamat N’allah – Health Care
Music, “Glory” by Ciara Parks and DeShawn Brown
Sherry Cannon will present closing remarks.