Women's March Rescheduled to Saturday

The Atlantic City Women's March will begin at 10 a.m. at Rhode Island Avenue and the Boardwalk and proceed to James Whelan Boardwalk Hall. The march will be followed by a noon rally at Boardwalk Hall.

Women's March Rescheduled to Saturday

 

ATLANTIC CITY—The Atlantic City Women’s March and rally honoring the late Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 18, 2024.

The event, postponed in March due to inclement weather, will be held rain or shine, according to organizers. Estina Baker, the original Senior Advisor of the 2019 & 2020 Atlantic City Women’s March, will be the keynote speaker. Baker is a nationally recognized poet , folklorist, labor leader and former NYC Artist of the Year. Currently, she is the Chief of Staff to NJ State Senator Britnee N. Timberlake, the youngest ever person elected to the NJ State Senate.

“As the first Black woman to hold statewide elected office, Lt. Gov. Oliver has a powerful legacy of being a relentless fighter for social and racial justice,” said veteran national political organizer and Atlantic City Women’s March Committee Co-Chair Stephenine Dixon.

Dixon said 2024 will be marked by women mobilizing and demonstrating their political power. “We will follow in Lt. Gov. Oliver’s courageous footsteps by doing the work to organize our communities and be a force for change,” she said.

The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Rhode Island Avenue and the Boardwalk and proceed to James Whelan Boardwalk Hall. The march will be followed by a noon rally at Boardwalk Hall.

“Lt. Gov. Oliver was a champion and a cheerleader for so many women,” said Dr. Nycole Lyles-Belton, CEO and founder of Greatness in You, Inc. and Atlantic City Women’s March Committee Co-Chair. “The Atlantic City Women’s March has always been about empowering and uplifting women. I’m excited to be part of this landmark event that will honor Lt. Gov. Oliver’s life and accomplishments.”

In 2019, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver was the keynote speaker at the first Atlantic City Women’s March which had an all-Black Women Steering Committee and paid tribute to Mississippi civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. 

“The rally this year takes place in the same room where Fannie Lou Hamer shut down the credentials committee of the Democratic National Convention in 1964,” Dixon said. “Black Women’s voices will be heard.”


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