Event Speakers and Participants

WOMEN’S MARCH ANNIVERSARY EVENT on January 21st 2018, at Lake Eola from 11am to 3pm.



Check out our Community Organization Area at the Women’s March Anniversary Event.   Connect to your community and meet with people from different community organizations heightening a sense of awareness about community problems and what can be done to help solve those problems.


Master of Ceremony

The Master of Ceremonies will be Anna Eskamani.  Anna is known in the legislature and across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality.  She is currently a candidate for State Rep. District 47.

List of Guests and Topics:

Topic: Intersectional Feminism: How the feminist movement can be more diverse and Inclusive. Speaker: Rasha Mubarak is Orlando Florida’s Regional Director for The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and she was honored with the GEMS Award in 2017 (Genuinely Empowered Muslim Sisters Award).

Topic: Voting and Voters Rights Speaker: Jhody Polk is from The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. FRRC is a coalition committed to removing Florida’s civil rights ban imposed on citizens with past felony convictions. video profile

Topic: Puerto Rico, Then and Now Speaker: Amy Mercado is the Florida State Representative for District 48 and she is of Puerto Rican descent. She was also a former healthcare worker. Click here for a video profile.

Topic: Environment Protection and Clean water: Speaker: Susannah Randolph is a senior representative for the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters.

Topic: Violence Against Women. Speaker: Carol Wick is a National Violence Against Women Advocate and formerly CEO of Harbor House. She won “CEO of the Year” award by Orlando Business Journal and Woman of the Year from Orange Appeal Magazine in 2015.

Topic: Layers of Disparity Speaker: Viviana Troche community outreach coordinator for QLatinX is a Puerto Rican visual artist and activist involved largely in the Central Florida LGBTQ+ and reproductive justice movements.

Topic: Women Inspiring Women. Speaker: Gail Johnson is an entrepreneur, a single mother and a candidate for Gainesville City Commissioner.  She has public service and advocacy in her blood as her grandfather was the president of the NAACP for over a decade and he was instrumental in the creation of single-member districts, which help assure minority representation in Gainesville.  Check out Gail’s speaker profile

Topic: Rights Restoration the Movement. Speaker: Sheena Meade is a community activist and former candidate for Florida State Representative District 46.  Sheena and her husband Desmond Meade, President of FRRC, are committed to removing civil rights bans imposed on citizens with past felony convictions.  FRRC champions for ending the disenfranchisement of people with convictions and providing them a path for successful reentry into society, we can reduce recidivism rates and increase public safety.


Women’s March CFL

The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.