Thousands expected for Reno Women's March

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Women’s March is set to take place downtown Saturday. It’s part of a worldwide movement where thousands march for social change and to celebrate women.

According to Jackie Shelton, organizer for the Reno march, there were 8,000 people last year. She said, “We are so excited, it’s such a great opportunity every year for thousands of people to come together and celebrate our community.”

This year’s event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Shelton said there will be speeches from those representing presidential candidates, Nevada representatives, and nonprofit groups.

Shelton said there will be opportunities for people to get involved after the march. "So people come together they march, they are incentivized, they want to do something, but a lot of times they do not know what, and so we are saying, whatever you are interested, come out and people can tell you what they need, and you can decide if you want to help them.”

The march will start at the Believe sign downtown at 11 a.m. and end at the Reno Events Center. The city is offering free parking at the City Hall parking garage. The city said Virginia Street from Mill to 5th will be closed between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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