What’s different this year?
Well, there are actually two events this year. Women’s March Pennsylvania applied for an event permit with the city on October 1, and the group who organized previous years’ events (called the Philly Women Rally) applied for their permit on November 5 after losing a founding member who they claim took $19,000 from the group. Both were approved, and so we've got two events to choose from.
What's the difference between the two? Well, the Philly Women Rally is centering its event around the theme “We shall be heard” in regard to gun violence, racism, workplace equality, sexual harassment, and reproductive rights. The Women’s March Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is rallying behind a message of “harness[ing] the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” Hope that cleared everything up!