A simple hashtag – #metoo – spoke for millions who were sexually abused and opened the floodgates for us to speak out, be seen, and support each other. Silenced no longer, we rise to give voice to our experience and to change the tide of how sexual abuse victims are treated in America. Let us stand and be counted together to put an end to smearing anyone who dares to speak out, an end to questioning why we wait so long after our bodies, hearts, souls and psyches first suffered. Let us rise together and be counted. #metoomarchnyc
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PLEASE NOTE the final, updated location of the rally: outside the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle. We’ll gather across the street from the hotel, on the east side of Central Park West between 60th and 61st Streets.
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome by #MeTooRallyNYC organizers Connie Vasquez and Annmarie Haubert
1:15 – 2:30 Program of speakers and musical performances
2:30-3:00 TAKE ACTION: Stick Up for Survivors in Columbus Circle subway station
at the Columbus Circle subway station (enter near the globe/ going toward 1 Uptown)
Survivors and allies will create a visual representation of #MeToo on a wall at the Columbus Circle subway station. Individuals will be able to post their own #MeToo stories and messages of support and solidarity. This is more than a moment – it’s a movement.
SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Sonia Ossorio, President, National Organization for Women – New York
Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, Women’s leadership coach and #ResistanceLive
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of The Feminist Press
Betty Teng, MSW, Therapist specializing in trauma
Farah Tanis, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc.
Mae Krell, singer/songwriter
Aryn Quinn, Founder of EndAbuse4Good
BETTY, feminist rock band
Anastasia Somoza, international disability rights advocate
Marci Hamilton, Kathryn Robb & Steve Jimenez of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators
Gary Greenberg, Founder of Protect NY Kids