Saturday morning, 1000’s confirmed as much as take part within the fourth annual nationwide Ladies’s March. Native cities on the Central Coast hosted large crowds as properly.
In San Luis Obispo, the opening ceremony at Mitchell Park happened at 10 a.m. adopted by the march at 11 a.m. Some streets round Mitchell Park had been closed in the course of the march, with further regulation enforcement round to patrol the world.
“Our goal is to have a peaceable march and have or not it’s a very good place for folks to be,” stated Pat Harris, one of many organizers for the march.
Among the many points mentioned had been environmental justice, Black Lives Matter, girls’s rights and LGBTQIA rights.
The theme of this 12 months’s march was “The Time is Now,” which focuses on encouraging everybody across the nation to point out up on the polls this November.
“All of us imagine in democracy, we’re in danger for shedding that and I’m right here to say I’m proud to face amongst these 1000’s and 1000’s of girls,” stated Susan Devine, a participant on the rally.
One participant, Kendra Williams, a wedding and household therapist and lecturer for the Division of Psychology and Youngster Growth at Cal Poly, spoke about her expertise with sexual assault and the variations she hopes to see sooner or later.
“I’m not okay with the requirements during which my assault was dealt with. In 2020, I will likely be utilizing my voice and place to convey consideration and alter to the systematic injustices to sexual violence and harassment,” stated Williams.
San Luis Obispo was not the one rally taking place. Santa Maria additionally held its 2nd annual Ladies’s March Saturday.
The rally happened at Minami Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The theme for Santa Maria was “As a result of We Refuse to be Silenced.”
Amongst these in attendance had been Congressman Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann, Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino, and Santa Maria Metropolis Council member Gloria Soto.
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