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Weekend of Women Event: New Bedford Women’s Forum and March

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Join Southeastern MA Women for Historic Weekend of Women event!

The Women’s Fund and sister regional womens organizations invite you to a New Bedford Women’s Forum and March.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bristol Community College | Lower Campus | 800 Purchase St | New Bedford


Women’s Weekend Schedule of Events

10:00 AM – Forum on Women’s Issues.
Come share your issues, concerns, experiences as a woman in Southeastern MA and learn what’s on the minds and hearts of other women- whether political, personal or other!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – PERSISTerhood Luncheon and organization tabling.
To inquire about setting up a table, email
Food Provided by Destination Soups & Sponsored by the Women’s Fund

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | WOMEN’S MARCH Custom House Square |21 Barkers Lane, New Bedford
Come with your group and bring a sign!  Preview the Route Here.

The first 5 people to sign up to march with the Women’s Fund get a free Women’s Fund scarf, made especially for the 2018 Women’s March.
Let us know you’ll march with us by emailing or text Diana at 208-232-5942.

Singers: Miss New Bedford 2017 Sara Achorn and Showstoppers Performing Arts, Inc.
Speakers: U.S. Representative Bill Keating
Poet Laureate: Patricia Gomes

3:00 PM – 4:30 – Community potluck meet and greet

“We are proud to bring these events to the greater New Bedford area, in the spirit of the Women’s March movement that catalyzed local action in support of women and marginalized communities worldwide. It is important to continue to bring awareness to women’s issues locally and lift each other up,” said Ruth Chicca, President of Action Together Massachusetts and New Bedford resident.

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Sponsored by:
Action Together Massachusetts
March Forward Massachusetts
Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts
Martha Briggs Educational Club
UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Human Rights Commission New Bedford


Open to female and non-binary individuals. Men who wish to participate should join the march at 2pm and activism meet-up at 3pm following this event. Free to attend.

Statement of March Values: In all areas, ActionTogetherMA and all march affiliates stand for equal rights, religious tolerance, freedom of the press, science, inclusivity, social justice, economic freedom, and fundamental human decency.

Volunteer Marshalls Needed!
The Women’s March needs a few good people to help with the march as Marshalls.
The role is to keep people on the route, safe from vehicles, and help guide traffic.
If this is you, please email


January 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts


Bristol Community College, Lower Campus
800 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA
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