Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Viola Davis Join Women's March Los Angeles' 2018 Line-Up
By Antoinette Bueno
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This year's Women's March Los Angeles is set to be a star-studded event.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, and Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer and Keala Settle, will take the stage at Women's March Los Angeles on Jan. 20.
Previously announced speakers include Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, along with performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell and The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge.
According to a press release from the Women’s March LA Foundation, this year's march will encourage participants to use their vote, and will have voter registration available on-site. Speakers will address issues such as voter turnout, access, restrictions and intimidation and will discuss a plan of action leading up to the midterm elections in November 2018 and beyond.
The event will kick off in Pershing Square in downtown L.A. at 8:30 a.m., followed by the march at 10 A.M., and festivities are expected to continue until 3 p.m. Supporters can also tune in to a Facebook Live on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT to watch the speeches and to donate directly.
Last year’s Women’s March in downtown L.A. had an unprecedented star-studded turnout, and included passionate speeches from Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. Other celebrities who joined the 750,000 Los Angelenos marching for the cause included Mandy Moore, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Hudgens and Pink and Carey Hart.
"We need to demand freedom from fear over our bodies and control over our own bodies," a then pregnant Portman told the crowd. "Thank you all for being here, and for showing our power to the world, and thank you to the wonderful men, who show us that women also have many champions and compadres. Now, from the bottom of both hearts beating inside my miraculous female body, I want to thank our new president. You just started the revolution."