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NoVES at the Woman's March on Washington

On January 21, 2017, people from across the nation will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00 am.

Members and Friends, we have prepared this page as a resource for everyone who is interested in learning more and wanting to participate in the march. We will continue to update this page with the latest information. 

NoVES members and friends will join the Secular Coalition for America.  We are meeting at the Hirshhorn Museum Fountain on Independence & 7th St SW, not the Navy Memorial Plaza. The closest metro is L'Enfant Plaza Metro. Use the 7th St and Maryland Ave exit. We have changed the meeting location in response to an updated schedule from the March coordinators, however we are still meeting at 8:30 am and walking over at 9:30 am to join the Women's March rally that begins at 10:00 am, followed by the March which begins at 1:15 pm. 

Public Transportation: Hourse, Service, and Closures​
Advice from a Media Friend

Advice from social justice activist Meg Riley

New Promotional Video for the March

Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles

Free Downloadable Posters for Printing

What to Wear to a Protest
This article provides a great rundown on what to wear, do's and dont's, as well as what to expect the day of. 

Join the Secular Coalition at the Woman's March on Washington Event Page

Parents Facebook group going to the March


Welcome Stations at the March

Here is a (growing) list of places downtown (DC) near the Women’s March that will be open for people to stop by (to use bathrooms, get drinks/snacks, get warm inside if it’s really cold out, some offering beverages).


Air & Space Museum 
600 Independence Ave, SW, WDC 20560
10:00am - 5:00pm
Baby Care Room on the main floor, with a small space to nurse or pump, plus, changing table.

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (CHUMC)
421 Seward Square SE, WDC 20003 (right off 5th & Pennsylvania)
8:00am - 10:00am

Here for the Women’s March?  On your way, stop by CHUMC for coffee, hot cocoa, H2O, snacks for the trek, or to meet someone new, charge a phone, feed a baby, you name it!  Our chapel will also be open for a time of prayer.  ALL are welcome into this safe space…for as we always say: “No matter where you come from or are going, No matter what you believe or doubt, No matter what you are feeling or just not feeling, No matter what you have or don’t have and No matter whom you love, We would LOVE to welcome all of who you are here at CHUMC.”

974 Palmer Alley, NW, WDC 20001 (between H & I Streets, and 9th and 10th Streets)
This Italian restaurant/market will have free hot chocolate in its market area, while restaurant diners will get a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

Councilmember Mary Cheh’s Office
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, WDC 20004 (Suite 108 in John A. Wilson Building, enter off D St) 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cheh is opening her office following the March to provide residents with a warm space and access to public restrooms. Light refreshments will be provided. A photo ID is required for entry into the building. The public may enter the building at the back entrance off D St NW, located between 14th St NW and 13 1/2 St NW.

Del Campo 
777 I (eye) St NW, WDC 20001 8:00am - 11:00am
This South American steakhouse in Chinatown will serve as a lounge for marchers, who will be offered a complimentary care package including a hot beverage (free hot chocolate, cider or coffee), dulce de leche caramel corn with sliced almonds, and hand warmers.


Fantom Comics 
2010 P St, NW, WDC 20036 10:00am - on
Fantom Comics is offering a Safe Space/Rest Area for Inauguration Protesters. We know inauguration weekend will be physically and emotionally taxing on all of us. For anyone seeking shelter, solidarity, or just a drink of water, Fantom Comics will be a safe space and rest area for all during Inauguration Day on Friday and the Women’s March on Saturday. If you’d like to help out, any donations of water bottles or snacks are greatly appreciated!


Holiday Inn - Capitol - sponsored by CARE 
550 C St, SW, WDC 20024 - Congressional II Room
8:30am - 2:30pm
Warming Station at Women's March - CARE will host a warming station, a mother's room for nursing and a press desk for journalists needing to file stories. Come by, say hello and tell us why you are marching! The room is open to everyone. So, consider it your meeting place for friends and family. We will have water, coffee and tea. The Holiday Inn is just 3 blocks from the start of the March and is easily accessible from L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Center metro stations.

Hyatt Regency - sponsored by Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
400 New Jersey Ave, NW, WDC 20001
8:30am - 3:45pm 
Join the Religious Action Center staff and other Reform Jews participating in the Women’s March on Washington for a Shabbat worship experience to Nosh, Pray and March.  8:30am - 9:30am: Shabbat Prayer Service (due to overwhelming response registration is now closed)  10:30am - 3:45pm: Religious Action Center Open House Hospitality (we are still accepting registration for the afternoon hospitality suite) Warm up and grab some coffee or tea in the Religious Action Center’s hospitality ballroom at the Hyatt Regency. Learn more about the RAC’s work on behalf of women’s rights and meet other social justice leaders from across the country. For security reasons and to accurately gauge headcount, attendees must register here. There will be no onsite registration option. Members of the RAC staff will be present at the Hyatt Regency from 8:30am - 3:45pm to answer any questions about our work and facilitate conversation between Reform Jews from across the country.

Impact Hub DC 
419 7th St, NW, WDC 20004 (3rd floor)

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles 
645 Pennsylvania Ave, WDC, SE 20003
Free water and cookies during and after the March. We have a large areas of tables and two bathrooms.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 
212 East Capitol St, NE, WDC 20003
7:00am - 11:00am
Reformation will be open from 7:00am-11:00am with bathrooms, hot beverages and light breakfast.  We will also have a prayer service at 8:00am and all are welcome.

Mr. Henry’s
601 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, WDC 20003
8:00am - on
Located one short block from the Eastern Market Metro station. They will have your favorite beverages and a continental breakfast of pastries and muffins available. They would love it if you joined them after the March for their full menu as well!

National Museum for Women in the Arts 
1250 New York Ave, NW, WDC 20005
10:00am – 5:00pm
Free Community Weekend - Enjoy free admission all weekend as well as programming: tours, film screens, art collections, etc.

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave, SW, WDC 20560
10:00am- 5:00pm
Will have space on 4th floor (eastern-most side) designated for breastfeeding (chairs and outlets in private section). Not open on the Mall entrance side - use the other back side to get in. This area is over by the meeting rooms, off the beaten track with seats where you can always sit and nurse. There is also an outlet, but not much privacy, but we are trying to see what we can do about that. Also, the museum is hosting a multi-cultural festival on Sat/Sun from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The event is entitled "Out of Many Festival" and will include performing groups highlighting mariachi music, West African dance, taiko drums, salsa music and dance, Chinese youth lion dances, jazz and more.

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave, NW, WDC 20005
11:00am - 3:00pm
We will be open for visitors.

Nordstrom Rack
555 12th St NW, WDC, 20004
We are a warm up spot for the Women's March with bathrooms and a cell phone charging station.

Population Institute
107 2nd Street NE, WDC 20002
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Population Institute is a safe space located behind the Supreme Court, equidistant from Union Station and Capitol South Metro. Please stop by to nurse your baby, grab a snack or a bottle of water, use the gender neutral restroom, charge your phone, or just chat and pick up a small gift. Not Handicap Accessible.

408 C St NE, WDC 20002
8:30am - 10:30am
We hope you will stop by to assemble and pray, pick up signs, drink cocoa, and find other Sojourners people to march alongside. We look forward to standing as people of faith in solidarity with those who have felt most threatened and marginalized by the national rhetoric in recent months, and to serve as a reminder that the image of God resides in all of us.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Capitol Hill
301 A St, SE, WDC 20003
7:00am - 2:00pm 
Coming to the Women's March? Stop by St. Mark's for a hot drink, water, snacks. Charge your phone, get directions, use our restrooms, meet up with friends and family. Whoever you are, from wherever you have come, and whatever you believe or do not believe you are welcome.


Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Ave, NW, WDC 20037 (Courtyard Room)
8:30am - 6:00pm 
During the Women's March, we will be open as a warming station for marchers. Restrooms, hot coffee, and a warm place to rest are available to all. Stop by if you need a spot to nurse, change a diaper, or just get warm & hydrated.

William Penn House 
515 E. Capitol St, SE, WDC 20003 (5 blocks east of Capitol)
10:00am - 5:00pm
Respite site for Women's March. Warm beverages, restrooms and our cozy living room will be available to public. We are a Quaker Seminar and Hospitality Center.

Woolly Mammoth 
641 D St, NW, WDC 20004
8:30am - 4:00pm
Woolly Mammoth is going to open its doors on the March to serve as a meeting place, organizing space, and rest stop for the general public. Our theater is only a 15-minute walk or so from the March, so we hope to be a convenient gathering spot for the community. We'll have cheap hot drinks and snacks for those who need them and a welcoming, wide open lobby to share with whoever needs it.

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