Fighting for Our Rights at the 2018 Chicago Women's March
In a sea of thousands, one pressing similarity powers and inspires us:the ability to fight against injustice. At the Chicago Women’s March last weekend, people of all races, sexual orientations, gender, and backgrounds came together to fight against prejudice, inequality, and gain momentum for the upcoming mid-term elections in Congress later in March.
Riding off of the powerful #MeToo Movement and last year’s historic march, around 300,000 people gathered this year–about 50,000 more people than last year–at Grant Park at 9 a.m. with the actual march kicking off at around 12:30 p.m. throughout the city and into Federal Plaza. Speakers included local politicians like Alderman Michelle Smith, Chicago Foundation of Women’s President and CEO K. Sujata, the cast of “Hamilton” and Second City’s “She the People," and speakers who spoke against sexual harassment like former Ford employee, Suzette Wright.
Watch the video below I made about my experience at the Women’s March in Chicago.
All photos and video courtesy of myself