Women's March Oakland 2018
Frequently asked questions.
What is Women's March Oakland?
The mission of Women’s March Oakland is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities in Oakland and the East Bay to create transformative social change. Learn more about our vision.
What is Bay Area March for Our Future?
The Bay Area chapter of March for Our Future is dedicated to elevating youth voices and taking action on issues disproportionately affecting young people, such as climate change and human rights. Learn more about our partnership.
Is Women's March Oakland 2018 a protest?
No, it is not a protest. The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
Making Women’s Marches safe spaces for all kinds of people is critical to their success. We expect everyone taking part in Women’s March Oakland to respect the following agreements:
- We will not use violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
- We will not destroy or damage property.
- We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
- We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
- We are nonpartisan, and will use Women’s March Oakland primarily to express our support for women’s rights and human rights in our communities and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.
- We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.
I’m not a woman, am I invited?
Yes, Women’s March Oakland is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes women’s rights are human rights.
What is the relationship between Women's March Oakland and Women's March Bay Area, Women's March California, and Women’s March?
While we are part of a national movement, Women's March Oakland is independently operated and funded. We do not have a shared funding arrangement with Women's March Bay Area, Women's March California, or Women's March.
Women’s March Oakland is run by and for all womxn and their allies with deep roots in Oakland, Alameda County and the East Bay. Our leadership team includes women of color, queer womxn, and women with disabilities who are dedicated to representing this beautiful, diverse region.
Why are you raising money? What are you spending it on?
To make the 2018 march a reality, we need your support. Here is our projected cost breakdown for the event:
Contributions will benefit the ongoing programs and operations of Women's March Oakland, a nonprofit project of Social Good Fund.
We will accept donations from individuals, partnerships, corporations, organizations, and other entities, unless acceptance of gifts from a specific source is inconsistent with our beliefs, values and mission. Acceptance of any gift or grant is solely at the discretion of Women’s March Oakland leadership, our fiscal sponsor, and legal counsel.
Are contributions tax-deductible?
Yes, contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can I send a check?
Absolutely! Please make your check out to “Social Good Fund” with “Women’s March Oakland” in the memo, and mail it to:
Women’s March Oakland
484 Lake Park Ave #11
Oakland, CA 94610
Can I purchase merchandise?
Yes! You can buy Women's March Oakland merchandise at the book release party for "Together We Rise" on January 16 at Laurel Bookstore in Oakland. For more information about the event, check out the Eventbrite.
You can also buy Women’s March Oakland merchandise online. However, at this point, items purchased online will not arrive until after the march.
I can’t attend. How can I support the march?
Thank you for your support—we’ll miss you in Oakland! You can support us by making a contribution, posting about the march on social media with the hashtag #WMOakland2018, and telling your friends and family about the march. You can also download our 2018 march flyer to post / hand out at your office, library, farmers' market, community gathering, local coffee shop, or other neighborhood business. Learn about additional ways to support the march.
I want my organization to be involved. How can we join the mobilization?
You can bring a contingent, participate in our Call to Action Alley, and/or help us spread the word about the march. Learn more about how to get involved. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.