(Photos: Rose Ferrie)
By: Rose Ferrie, Staff Reporter
January 20th, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of the first Women’s March in Washington D.C. and many other places around the globe. This march came to exist to show that people care about the many social injustices we face.
According to the Women’s March website, they fight for ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. This is a vast amount of issues that types of people find compelling enough to march for; I am one of the many.
I participated in the march in Denver where we did a mile loop starting and ending at Civic Center Park. Before the walk began, there were many speakers and music playing to get us all excited. A group of indigenous people also gave a pre-walk blessing in their native Navajo language with drums and song that brought silence to the crowd.
Looking around I saw people of all colors, backgrounds, ages, and beliefs come together. We were a vast group of people with our own stories and reason to come to this place and walk side by side as a community who believes equality across genders. Anytime I think of the seemingly impossible tasks social injustices present, I think of the army of people who unify in the hopes of a more equitable future. Stay nasty ladies.