On January 21st 2017, the new year began with millions of people marching down city streets with passion and a ton of pink for the Women’s March.
Across the world, many women and men of all ages raised their voices for the protection of their rights, safety, health and families. The Women’s March strives to recognize the vibrant and diverse communities that maintain the strength in our country. The organization’s goal is to send a bold message to the new government, emphasizing that women’s rights are human rights.
The organization believes that the marches being held in cities all around the world are only the first step towards unifying communities that will create change. The active club will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. What the organization wants to highlight is that all progress made is acquired peaceful; they strongly believe that there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
This march is not only active in major cities; it also took place in cities around the valley as well. Many Rangers got the opportunity to take part in the event.
Alyssah Nevarez, ‘17, said “It was a very liberating feeling to be around 200 people who shared your same views regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or sexuality orientation. To be gathered as one in unison was such an eye opening feeling and I’ve never experience anything like that.”
Attending marches around California aren’t the only way to get involved in resolving social issues, there are also local clubs to get involved in here in the Valley.
Leslie Diaz, ‘17, said “ACT for Women & Girls is a local, non-profit organization that gives women and men a voice that impacts our community, our nation, and our world. We meet every Tuesday. It’s great for getting involved in social issues locally. Being in this club makes me feel like I have a voice.”