The Ripple Ride to The Women's March on Washington!
The Ripple is bringing 100 women roundtrip from NYC to D.C. to attend the Women’s March on Washington in January!
***This event is not free. Cost is $100 per person.
Once you register on Eventbrite, you must visit this link to pay: http://dothehotpants.com/events/
Due to high demand, if payment is not received within 24 hours of registration, your ticket will be cancelled and your seat on the bus will be forfeited.
What is The Ripple?
The Ripple is a collective of women based out of NYC.
Founded by Rachel Cargle and Dana Suchow, The Ripple believes that empowered women are the key to America’s future. Women have been completely disenfranchised in our society, and while not all disenfranchisement is equal, it doesn’t make any single woman in this world less valuable, worthy, or powerful. Waves start from ripples, and The Ripple is about empowering all women to create meaningful and lasting change in their communities.
Why are we going?
The Ripple is an intersectional feminist collective. This means we represent and fight for the rights of ALL women, not just white women. At first we did not want to attend The Women’s March on Washington due to the original lack of intersectionality in the event organizer’s messaging. Also the event title was appropriated from two black-led events: a 1997 black woman march focusing on the inequalities that black women face, and a 1963 march focusing on racial justice where Martin Luther King Jr gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
That being said, The Ripple understands the urgent need for community and solidarity amongst all women following the horrific news of Trump’s victory. Having thousands of angry, nasty women peacefully protesting together in one place will be an incredibly empowering experience. We also view this event as an opportunity to educate and raise awareness about its original lack of intersectionality to those who might not have been aware. Because of this, Intersectionality is now the theme of the workshops and speeches on the bus ride to Washington.
What does your $100 ticket get you?
- 1 Round-trip coach bus fare from NYC’s Penn Station to Washington D.C. (bus terminal TBD)!
- 1 Front row seat to speakers and workshops on intersectional feminism and women’s empowerment on the bus ride to Washington D.C.!
- 1 Free entry to The Ripple’s Poster Making Party on Friday evening in Washington D.C.!
- 1 Official event t-shirt and swag bag!
What’s the schedule?
- Friday January 20th, 9am - Buses depart NYC Penn Station
- Friday January 20th, 10am-12pm - Speakrers and Intersectional Feminism Workshops on board buses
- Friday January 20th, 6pm - The Ripple Poster Making Party in Washington D.C. (location TBD)
- Saturday, January 21st, 10am-6pm - The Women’s March on Washington (begins at the Lincoln Memorial)
- Saturday January 21st, 7pm - Buses depart Washington D.C. and return to NYC Penn Station
Who can attend?
All self-idenfying women are welcome, regardless of race, sexuality, age, and ability.
Are housing or hotel accommodations included?
No. Hotel accommodations are NOT provided by The Ripple. All overnight housing for Friday January 20th must be booked on your own.
Have an extra place to stay or need help finding one?
Use the comments section on our Facebook event page to connect with other riders who can help!
Are refunds allowed?
Due to the high demand of this event, no refunds will be allowed for no-shows or sudden schedule conflicts. If you become unable to attend, you can sell your ticket on your own. Just notify The Ripple if you need to change the name on your reservation.
Refunds will only be issued in the highly unlikely case of trip cancellation due to unforseen events.
Do we offer Financial Aid?
Yes! For those in need of financial assistance, The Ripple is offering a Financial Hardships Program. Please contact us for more information.
We can't wait to see you in January!