In the final steps leading to the Ellipse, activists of all ages passed a quote from Frederick Douglass: “Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will.” Though Douglass stated this wisdom in 1857, the idea holds true today. We cannot receive what we do not ask for.
Those attending may face low temperatures and freezing rain over the weekend, but the event has been planned in a way that only women could do. Local stores, museums, venues and restaurants are volunteering a place to refresh, warm up, charge phones and use the restroom for free at any place pinpointed on the interactive map below. From coffee and snacks to commemorative mugs and lactation stations, everyone in attendance should be well cared for.
Over the centuries, the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires left their mar here at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. Today, a population of 1.3 million integrates Serbian traditions with rapid development and modernization.
An Athens-Clarke county police car splattered florescent blue across the intersection of College and Broad streets between the city’s downtown and the University of Georgia campus. Opposing parties hurtling insults constituted a millennial divide on opposite sides of the thoroughfare.